I found both the story and the reader to be far above my expectations. This is a cracking good story that will hold you spell bound; I loved it. My wife also loved this rather lovely love story about a selfless young woman who finds that giving back a little kindness rewards her for a lifetime. Stephen
Fast approaching retirement as a life long oncology nurse. I love family more than anything. I enjoy reading (audio only), movies, travels, paper crafting, photography, gardening and just being alive.
I loved this book. I enjoy historical fiction and the beginning takes place during World War II and the second half is post war. I recommend having a map close by when listening to this book. At first I had trouble with the narrator, but once I got past that I had a hard time putting the book down. This is an audiobook I will listen to again because I missed so many of the "details" and "descriptions" which only enhance the listen. Tough stuff at the beginning - but hang in there, it is worth it.
This is a beautiful book. I didn't know the writer until now but now I'm going to read all his books
Imaginative, realistic, even the romance for an old f**t like me was just fine. Nice completion, it made my commutes in the car go by TOO fast! Excellent narration.
I listen to the mystery audible books while I do my quilting and knitting. Craig Johnson & Steven Havill are my favorite author.
This book is so very entertaining. Seldom have I had a book that I couldn't wait to get back to it however, this is one of those books. The descriptive words and phrases made the book come alive. It is definately is a "good listen".
As far as I was able to listen, I enjoyed this story very much. However the Narrator, Robin Bailey destroyed this book for me with his incessant lip smacking, slurping and spitting, punctuated by gasps for air between sentences...absolutely awful. I couldn't bear to listen past chapter 3. Deleted it from my Library! I'll buy "A Town Like Alice" in print and read it the old fashion way. Saving grace - I only paid $4.95 for this audio garbage!
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I liked this book. There was alot in there but it came off as somewhat shallow. I kept waiting for that "bend in the road" that changes everything. Or one of the characters turns out to be something totally different than what they seem. re:Kate Morton;
As I look back over the book there were many events that were very momentus but it didn't come off that way...not sure if that is the writing or the narration. The narration seemed really good...so I am baffled.
The story was good but the download was not complete. I am missing huge gaps in the story. I can' remember, but I think there were only four CDs and I am probably missing as many again.
Not sure I'll do it again as I paid full price and got half the product
Not your typical war/post-war story. This is my favorite Nevil Shute book, and the narration by Robin Bailey sets the scene perfectly.
I really enjoyed the book for the first half. It is a fascinating story and well narrated. It is like the 2nd half is written by someone else. It was suddenly a story with no conflict and just plodded along, while all the perfect people did their perfect little plans. I think the first half was worth the cost; the rest wasn't worth the time to listen to. The narrator did a very good job with all the voices, and was very good with the accents. I would recommend this book but only if it is nearly free, and recommend that the listener stop listening after what happens on the island.