Entertaining, mystery, romance
If you read Rebecca or Jane Eyre and loved them, then you will enjoy this story. The setting will remind readers of the BBC hit Downton Abby. The story line starts in current times and flashes back the early 1900's but smooth writing and a good narrator never leave you confused.
Yes. This book is reminiscent of Downton Abbey (a favorite).
Definitely the accent. It's always a plus to hear the voices rather than to simply imagine them.
I absolutely loved this book. I cannot believe this is Kate Morton's debut novel. Can't wait to see what else she comes up with as she gets more experienced. I love the time period the story is set in--the flashbacks are set in, that is. Ms. Morton handled the going back & forth between time periods excellently. I enjoyed the narrator, too. She did a wonderful job. The book is quite long but I liked that. I have a long commute each day & audiobooks is how I stay awake. I look forward to listening to or reading everything Kate Morton writes from now on. I cannot recommend this book & her enough.
This is the second or third of her books I've bought on Audible and I will watch for more from her. Her stories are intellectually engaging and she has good character development. I have always been an Anglophile when it comes to novels and she is right up my alley.
the story was captivating
the revelation of the truth
she did a great job of bringing the characters to life.
Great audiobook. I was looking for a WWI period book (to help fill the void left by the end of the Downton Abbey season) and this turned out to be a really good story. Morton is a skilled writer, her language is beautiful and touching. The story has some lovely twists and the dual timeline adds an extra dimension. The narrator did an excellent job too.
I would highly recommend this book to friends. The story takes you in immediately and you feel as if you are there, with the characters.
When Grace figures out her mother's secret.
Grace, of course!
Most certainly. It was hard to stop listening.
It needed something more to hold your interest.
I loved her voice and she read very well.
I couldn't get interested in any of them.
I wouldn't recommend it.
First : The narrator makes this book, she is terrific. The sound quality is great. Production value is wonderful. The story though, is drawn out.
I feel the author was doing this to build suspense but the climax is not climatic, its lame, and the jumping back to the real life time of the narration is dull because I can't find any reason to care or identify with the main character. She seems almost unlikable and a unfocused personality type. Not many in the story strike me as likable or interesting let alone intriguing.
Many of the ensemble seem to be caricatures, they are not constant, or maybe the better word is integrated, they seem kind-of, well, disingenuous. The writing is ok. There are parcels of the whole that stand out. However very shortly after I finished the book, the story line was already fading into a myriad of diverse stories that might have a similar plot or sub-plot or narrative style ( Downton abbey, The Lamorna Wink, Remains of the Day, Thirteenth tale etc etc) or historic template etc. The House at Riverton can't hold it's own. It sort-of disassembled for me. Simply not unique enough for me to remember and rather too ho hum to recommend.
yes ... the words are soo good..
the ending was very moving and surprising and answered all questions...
no...she was very good...I usally prefer male narrators but she was great and I have just begun the next one..
secrets are deadly..
It is amazing how this book became one and a first book for kate...wow...and she seems so cool in her articles appearances...I love her...uh married here 44yrs...but I still think she is sweet.