Isaiah the Ox wrote:
I'm definitely impressed how they handled everything thus far. A story on the Holocaust, esp for kids, is going to have to be treated very carefully to both show the absolute horror of those times, but also not freak out kids more than they can handle. (I'm a "kid" too (at almost 18 =p), and there were some parts that felt intense for me also) Listening to this reminded me of how much I love stories of the "underground," where people went against the majority, went against even the government, to save other people. To do what Jesus wanted them to do, not what everyone else did. To die to themselves so much they risked their lives and lives of their family, others around them, etc. These are truly inspiring stories. (The Hiding Place comes to mind, also) And I definitely could feel the horror in these episodes, esp the second one. My one sibling scoffed when they heard the Parental Warning at the first part, as it really was not bad whatsoever (imo). But that second part had it's moments. Nothing, like, extremely frighting, but... Ok, what is coming to my mind is the way they said "Extermination Camps." It was only mentioned once (I think?), and didn't include an explanation, but I could hear the shiver going through the actresses' spine, as mine was also shivering. It just felt real to me.
My only complaint would be that it was very difficult to discern the voices, esp a the beginning of the first episode.
I also had a hard time desiring the Voices, but I played along. I agree with everything you said. The first part really wasn't bad at all. Maybe it's because I listened to it at Night. It made me angry to be honest. It made me want to make a difference. It didn't really scare me, I just wasn't really expecting that I guess...