Absolutely not! I quit about two thirds of the way in. The little girl voice of the reader imbued all the characters with personalities I could not endure. I found listening to her most tedious. I finally quit and just read the book (which I enjoyed)
I do enjoy Kate Morton as an author, but I find I can read far more quickly than I can listen. The only circumstances under which I might try another audio book would be if I were taking a long road trip by myself. AND I would want a more credible reader.
Up there with one of my fav's. I don't usually follow an author but I do Kate Morton. Caroline Lee is one of my favorites too. The writing and the telling of the story are perfectly matched to make it come alive for me.
Grace of course.
When Grace refused to marry for fear of leaving her job. So sad she chose this and felt it was her duty to stay as a "ladies maid" instead of finding a life of love, children of her own.
I probably will eventually.
The surprise ending.
The British accent, although sometimes her Australian accent sneaks through.
It was difficult to follow. I'm halfway through and still don't have the timeline and characters clear. Perhaps a pause or tone change?
Yes, I have enjoyed reading her other books.
It's the only book that I haven't enjoyed on Audible!
In a sort of a middle class.
In this book I have no high lights or low lights.
I haven't got one
I bought this book because I had read 'the Forgotten Garden'. But the house at Riverton is not as good. Not by a longshot. After reading another book I had forgotten what it was all about while I could remember almost everything from the Forgotten garden.I must say that the narrator was excellent.
The story line in this book good moved at a good pace. I liked how it took you back in time. I could imagine the house and gardens.
Can't say I really disliked anything about the story.
Kept me guessing even when I thought I knew where the story was going.A few twists and turns when I wasn't expecting them
Of course Grace was my favorite but I really liked the way Caroline made
Emmaline sound. Liked the lilt in her voice.
No the story is complete
Ready to enjoy great books!
This story didn't grab me from the beginning. It was one i had to focus to get into, but it did happen and afterward the hours seemed to fly by. I'm a little upset about certain things that wasn't resolved in the story, i'm not going to go into details because i don't want to spoil any part of the story. But it was a great story that i didn't want to end.
Yes. The characters and story so vivid
Very natural and believable
No, you need time to absorb the history
I found the writing and storyline engaging, but why is the narrator Australian? She tries to do an English accent but every time her native accent came through (often) I was completely distracted and taken out of the story...most of the characters are English, and none are Aussies, so it makes no sense at all. She has a lovely voice but that accent makes no sense for this setting.
Retired teacher then social worker living in Spain.. have three grown up children 7 grandchildren and 2 great grandchildren.
about six out of ten.. Entertaining and absorbing. One becomes involved with the characters and wants to know how they faired.
The old lady who was once a maid servant
Again, the maid servant, both as a young girl and as an old lady
A peep into the lives of people from different backgrounds and experilences