I took a chance based on the many good reviews this audiobook has gotten but I can't seem to get through it. I am bored by the narration, 2 women who sound too much alike and a lack of emotion or passion. I would not recommend this book as an audio medium. I might be more interested in reading the book although I doubt I will ever pick it up.
Great story and wonderfully written. Narrators had wonderful British accents which added extra panache to the experience. Better than actually readint the book!
When I started listening to this story I couldn't figure out where it was trying to take me. Was the characture lying or was there something I was missing?I got caught up in the story after the first couple of hours but when I got to the end I just didn't see the twist coming. I kind of felt cheated because there were no clues prior to the big reveal at the end.
This is a beautifully written tale. When I read a book like this I want to be taken on a journey... and boy was I ever! I was transported into the past and followed this story as it twisted through time. I loved the way this book was written... It unfolded slowly and held me enraptured until the very last word. Books are not written this way anymore... it has a very classic feel but is perfectly edited. What I mean is that it is not wordy for the sake of being wordy... the descriptions are just perfect. The narration is superb. My husband even listened to it and thoroughly enjoyed it. Great tale! I hope to see more from Diane Setterfield in the future!
I listen to audiobooks mainly while commuting 90 minutes a day and when walking. Sometimes when knitting.
I enjoyed it while listening but did not find it too memorable afterwards. The narration was good but the story got a little tedious towards the end and I was glad when I finished it.
I truly enjoyed this book. I've never listened to this author but will seek out other works after listening to this story. It was well written, engaging, kept me interested, and not predictable. The readers were perfect, too.
I'll have to start off by saying that once I started, I couldn't wait to get in my car everyday to be able to continue this story. It was dark and dramatic with lots of twists and turns and mysterious bumps in the night. However what really made this story was the narration. Bianca Amato and Jill Tanner put in a wonderful performance. Good fun all around.
It took a while for the book to captivate me, but after an hour or ... three ... I was hooked! If you like a woman's tale filled with plot twists, a few dark characters, an unlikely heroine to tackle personal struggle with tenacity and imagination then this one is quite possible for you. Worth the wait and the hours invested. I've listened to it twice...