Read Warsaw Requiem by Bodie Thoene Brock Thoene Online


Lori Ibsen and Jacob Kalner flee to Danzig to evade Hitler's bombers while Peter Wallich seeks refuge with the Jews of Warsaw....

Title : Warsaw Requiem
Author :
Rating :
ISBN : 9781556611889
Format Type : Paperback
Number of Pages : 510 Pages
Status : Available For Download
Last checked : 21 Minutes ago!

Warsaw Requiem Reviews

  • Natalie Vellacott
    2018-09-25 10:26

    The story continues as the drama spreads to England and heads towards Poland and the outbreak of WW2. This book, more than any other in the series, really captures the complacency of those living in countries so far unaffected by the hostilities. People going about their everyday lives and normal business, happy to pretend that everything is okay...until it reaches their backyard and happens to them!I was struck by the parallel with the recent hurricanes in America/Caribbean. Also, the many deaths due to terrorism, famine and other disasters around the world each day. We tend to normalise these events as they are so familiar to us. However, it is a different story when tragedy strikes our own neighbourhood or family....none of us are guaranteed tomorrow and we need to make sure we are prepared to face God when the time comes.

  • Becky
    2018-09-26 13:14

    Loved this series!!!! It will make a wonderful addition to our library. I didn't want this book to end. I wanted it to take me throughout the entire war. However, I was moved deeply by the ending and the epilogue. My favorite character was Alfie. If we could all be more like him, the world would never be plagued by hatred and war.

  • Hannah
    2018-10-18 10:28

    Another amazing book by the Theone's! Although this wasn't my favorite book of their's it was still packed with excitement and adventure. Plus they do impact you. The sacrifice's these people make are just incredible. I would highly encourage someone older though to read these books to you if you're a teenager as their are some graphic parts that my mom just skips, but they never take anything out of the books. :) I love these books so much! It's always so fun to speculate with my mom or brother who is good, who's bad, who's probably going to marry who, hehe. ;)

  • Hanna
    2018-10-12 10:14

    It says something about a book when there are over 100 pages left, and yet I stay up until 11:30 at night to practically finish it. (I read the epilogue today, because really, that's barely interesting)What is interesting about the Thoene's characters is that I tend to love the men, but I find the women either slightly annoying or just pretty boring. I still like Lucy and Elisa, but I found Rachel annoying and naive, and Lori was kind of the same. But the men... I even want to bad ones to realize their mistakes. I always wished that Wolf would repent, and at first I thought Allan had the potential to be a good guy. And if the bad guys have hope... well, let's just say that Alfie, Murphy and Captain Orde areadorable,for lack of a better word. Orde's personality is amazing, and I was so glad at the end of his romantic life. Alfie is so precious, and this book really puts the mentally ill in a magnificent light. Murphy, as usual, is quite entertaining- especially when he's chasing the bad guy up a million steps, and about dying from exhaustion because of it. As usual with this series, the almost-sexual content was definitely present. (One of the main characters is raped, and although the break appears before it actually happens, both the beginning and the after-effects are.) Usually, this drops my rating a little bit, but Orde's magnificence made up for it, in this case.

  • Jennifer LCF
    2018-10-16 08:30

    These books are absolutely fabulous. Historically detailed, great character development, all with a faith-based foundation. Some of the best books ever written.

  • Ginny
    2018-10-01 07:24

    I loved this whole series, amazing. Read them several years ago so I can’t distinguish them anymore. If you live historical fiction and WWII, this series is a must read.

  • Gloria
    2018-09-24 09:19

    Well, it seems the authors did not mean for there to be more books.... surprise! There are!This one continues following Lucy Strasburg, Peter Wallich, and the Ibsen children with those they are traveling with, including Alfie. Captain Orde is discharged from the military and takes up a position in Warsaw as a correspondent. In his free time, he helps the Jewish people fortify their quarter. The Lubitkin family is also followed, mostly for Rachel, who is a main character in the Zion Chronicles. Rabbi Aaron was released from prison because of the possibility of typhoid, but it was rheumatic fever. The Murphy's, with the Lindheims and Ibsens in London help by getting English passports for a small fraction of those trapped in Poland. There are disturbing scenes, especially with Lucy and the birth of her baby boy. There are funny scenes especially with Werner, Alfie's cat NOT being happy with being put in a false bottom and he is not a quiet drunk.One thing bothers me. The storyline went through all the difficulty of setting up the connection between the IRA and Hitler's Nazi government. Then, at the climax of the book, Lori Ibsen is captured by an IRA operative who is going to blow up a very important building. He stashes her in a very remote location that would be destroyed when the building blew up - but there is no mention of her being rescued - unless I missed it. If this is the last book in the series as the note at the end seems to indicate, that's a "dead end" for the story and should have been remedied in the editing phase.

  • Sally
    2018-10-16 11:19

    Wow so now enter the IRA as well! I had no idea everything was so fucked in the 30s, I mean beyond the Nazis and the holocaust! This is a combined review of books five and six as I read the two back to back and they're now all mixed up, for the most part.Glad that we left Israel after book five - the scenes set there in book five I found very boring as there was almost no human interest any more, no Shimon and Leah or the rabbi , just Orde and his crew of soldiers fighting. I did like Orde though.I found Peter Wallich and Jacob (Kalner? Ibsen? Which was which?) to be a little interchangeable. Loved Alfie, but Jamie and Mark were also a bit interchangeable.I know I read these with the benefit of hindsight but it always amazes me how idiotic the authors can make a lot of their characters - Rachel for one more example; giving up the British passport that was miraculously obtained for her... does she not realise how dangerous Poland is and how dangerous that smuggling mission was! ARGH. Pastor Karl too, man he was given so many opportunities to get out of prison! And he wouldn't take one and then ended up dead. Bah.I loved Lucy Strasbourg and loved how her character grew so much over the two books. I dearly hope she gets to London to be reunited with her baby; thank goodness he did manage to get there safely and was not lost to a foster home. Also I totally shipped her and Orde.

  • Jeni Enjaian
    2018-10-06 13:17

    The Thoene's redeemed themselves after the overcomplicated near mess that the previous book in the series was. The number of characters didn't really diminish. What reduced the complexity was the melding of a couple storylines, most notably the near duplicate ones. While I didn't like the complexity of the prior book, I still wanted to find out what happened to the characters. The strength of the plot remains and the numerous characters retain their individuality. Of course, every character (except one) manages to narrowly escape death and/or imprisonment. This bothers me a little especially when most people trapped in those countries at the onset of World War II did not end up escaping. That being said, it would be hard to write a series like this if nothing good ever happened to the protagonists. (Somehow George R. R. Martin manages it. I'm not really sure how but then again, I'm not a fan of his work either. :D)I, again, recommend this book and the series which will remain on my shelves.

  • Donna
    2018-10-16 09:24

    This is the last book in this series. I have learned so much about this time in history and grown to love the characters that have gone through all of the books. I certainly hate to see the series end and plan to read the other books by Bodie Thoene including the Zion Chronicles and others. Her writing skills coupled with her husband's history research knowledge bring the events and color of this time in history to life. It was interesting to see how the events in Europe in the 1930's and 40's influence what is happening today with terrorism and politics today.There was so much evil in the world with the Third Reich, but also so much truth and good in the faith of those who endured. I am thankful for the knowledge that good does win over evil in this world. That faith and truth are stronger and win in the end.

  • Shannon
    2018-10-01 07:25

    The Zion Convenant series by the Thoenes has been great and so far this is my favorite of the series. Wonderful pre-World War II fiction leading up to the first shots of the war. (I now understand this was originally the series finale until three more books were written years later. I can both see this as a satisfying wrap-up, but also see where there was plenty of plot lines that could be carried forward. Looking forward to reading the others!) With all that said, there were numerous flaws with the Kindle version of the book. More than a few times sentences/paragraphs were repeated and there were more typos (over 20) in it than any book I have ever read. Originally published in 1991, I'm just glad it was available for the Kindle.

  • Ashley Perham
    2018-10-10 09:15

    Okay this was a good book and a very story, but the last few books of this series have seemed to drag. They just keep going and going and introducing new characters and I'm like "How and when is this gonna end cuz it's taking a very long time!" And I didn't really connect to the characters as much. Lori and Jacob did some stupid stuff, and Rachel was bratty. I did enjoy Peter Wallich, Alfie, Lucy, and Captain Orde. Lucy's story in particular captivate me!Also, spoiler, but Rachel's parents told her to go and are you kidding me! The author painted it like it was a good thing that she "saved a life" but oh my word she was supposed to go!!!!! I'm a little glad I couldn't see their reaction!Overall, MEH

  • Heather Painter
    2018-10-01 15:11

    Another Winner in the Zion Covenant series! This book centers around the period leading up to the invasion of Poland by Nazi Germany and, like the other books in the series, it is a great read! Very gripping, and action packed. Without spoiling the story, I will say that I appreciated how the authors went into more depth with certain characters. Also, the messages of love and sacrifice really resonated with me. Another great read!

  • Shayla
    2018-10-02 15:39

    This is the book that began my interest in historical fiction and a deeper interest in learning more about the WWII time period. Shortly after it was published, it was sent to me as a free book to review. Although it was number six in the series, I went back to read all of the series from start to finish. Later on, I read many of the other series by Brock and Bodie Thoene and enjoyed all of them.

  • Lynette
    2018-09-24 07:10

    Finished! Done but not forgotten. This book ended with a bomb scare at St Paul's cathedral in London. Even before I found out what happened in the book, I looked it up on the internet. Sure enough there was a story about it and the names of the guys who defused the bombs. So many things I don't know! Well, now a know just a little more about pre world war ll. Awful time.

  • Dottie Steczo
    2018-10-10 13:38

    Would we do the same or something different? It's always easy to say we would stand up to evil when evil isn't facing you with certain death! The Thoene's allow you to be right there to search your soul. We may someday face the same decisive questions and have to make the choice that could change everything.

  • Olivia
    2018-09-25 08:23

    I stayed up way too late the other night to finish this book but I couldn't put it down. If you know history, you know what happens but it still keeps you turning pages to find out what happens next. Love this series and I'm so glad they didn't leave the series hanging with this book as the ending. Ready for book #7!

  • Bethany
    2018-10-11 14:10

    This is a great historical fiction book set in the WWII era. Thoene does an amazing job with describing historical events, while bringing a fictional story alive. I really felt connected to the characters and couldn't put the book down. I love the WWII time period, and I learned a lot from this book. I would definitely recommend this book to others.

  • Wendy Roberts
    2018-09-26 11:23

    It's difficult to follow the characters through these books and see them fall at the hands of the brings the tragedies of WW II and the holocaust vividly to life. The authors definitely feel that the world's democracies share in the blame for the holocaust, due to the policies of appeasement and lack of initiative in taking in Jewish refugees...hard to argue with them.

  • Beverley McPherson
    2018-09-29 10:34

    I really enjoyed the writer style especially with characters like Samuel Ode, Peter, Rachel and Lucy.Hess also come to life in this book. I am so touched and even strengthened from Lucy experience. Lori really is a brave girl. Peter is so innovative to make do good with the resources he had. Lessons of self-reliant can be extracted from this series in its totality.

  • Nancy
    2018-09-24 09:15

    Sam Orde & Lucy r married by the end of the book when they (along w/ Alfie, Jacob & Peter W) r just about to land on the beach in the Promised Land. Rachel surprisingly gives her British passport away near the embassy & runs back 2 b with her family n Warsaw.Sadly Pastor Ibsen is let out of solitary & shot n a staged Nazi plot (Wolf also is shot, not so sadly). I loved the sparrows....

  • Heidi
    2018-10-13 07:23

    Didn't like the ending at all! I needed at least something to come to a conclusion, and nothing was resolved. Not a single mention of Leah and Shimon, either. Still, a very good read with lots of history mixed in.

  • Emily Coco
    2018-10-15 14:14

    Another book in the Zion Covenant series that is so heart warming. It feeds the spirit. The history is great reading, but the characters just come to life and you fall in love with them or you hate them, in the case of the Nazis. Theses books are well worth the read.

  • AlixJamie
    2018-10-02 13:29

    I was very excited to find that the Thoene's decided to continue the story of the lives of the Ibsens, Kalners, Murphys, Alfie, Lucy and Peter. I was caught up in Lucy's desperation to have her baby and then Alfie's selfless act of kindness that allowed it to live. A truly touching novel.

  • Kw
    2018-09-28 07:13

    I rarely award 5 stars, but this incredible weaving of 5 or 6 stories and WWII history few of us understand is just amazing. It was long, but I was sorry to see it end. Glad there are more to follow. . .

  • Kimberly
    2018-09-27 12:39

    It was a great book but I think I would have been upset if I had read this when it was the end of the series as originally intended. I am glad she decided to write more books and am hoping it will resolve some of the many loose ends that were left at the end of this one.

  • Valerie
    2018-10-12 13:29

    I didn't feel the series was complete. I have lots of questions about what happened to a bunch of people. There is another series, but I didn't know they built on each other, if they do. If the next series doesn't answer some of my questions, I'll be kind of miffed. :0)

  • Jolene
    2018-09-25 08:30

    Amazing series. So well researched and well written. I'm convinced that Bodie and Brock are the perfect team for writing books. It has everything that I love (music and European history) all in one. This series also just gets better with every book! Highly recommended.

  • Lisa
    2018-09-28 07:23

    I did not want this book to end, as I was so connected with the characters in this series. Once again, I learned so much of the history that led up to WWII. A wonderful read, and although it wasn't my favorite book out of the series, I still loved it.

  • Kathleen
    2018-10-13 11:24

    The stress of the people in these European countries that were victims of Hitler is well portrayed and felt. I wish I knew which events are definitely fiction, which are based on facts and which are taken straight from reality. I guess I need to do my own research.