I enjoy Kate Morton's writing. Caroline Lee is an incredible narrator. I can't say I really like this story this first listen. It seemed long and somewhat slow. But it has become a favorite, I listened to "The Forgotten Garden" first. This is a more subtle story but totally worthy. I love these type of stories that follow the lineage and social changes. Very good.
62 year old grandmother that loves to read! Whether listening to books on my iPod or reading them on my Nook! I even pick up an actually book from time to time. Family is everything to me especially since I lost my son in August of 2011.
I thought this was an excellent book. I listened to it over quite a few days and had a hard time putting it down. Listened to some parts over and over. Highly recommend it!!
Thoroughly enjoyed this book. I rated it one star below Forgotten Garden only because I love FG so much. It was the same wonderful style, with hints of what was to come without giving away the secret until the end! A great listen! Narrator is wonderful with a clear charming enunciation! Lynn
Yes this is a 'chick flick" but so nice, so good, it rather made me smile in places, it keeps you listening, sympathising with our heroine, the difficulties and injustices that come her way. Well worth a listen. I am going to see what else the author has on audio, and also the narrator, she is quite engaging.
This is a wonderful book. It is a story of memory and yearning. It evokes sadness and loss, but is ultimately about a life well-lived.
I understand those who say the book moves slowly. But I would disagree and say that it takes its time. Think of savoring a meal and lingering over each course, rather than gobbling it up.
After listening to Forgotten Garden and loving it, I decided to try Shifting Fog or also titled The House at Riverton. This story had so much potential but sadly was really slow. As slow as the 90+ y/o woman in it. Funny but I actually felt like I was 90+ years old with the way the story trailed off.
While this book does have some good points, I agree with the listeners who found it s-l-o-w. The plot twists are somewhat predictable - you will figure them out hours before the author finally reveals them. It is hard to develop much sympathy for a character whose primary dialogue consists of "Yes, Miss" and "No, Miss." I agree that the narrator's accent was distracting. There are some good character sketches, though.