It's so refreshing to listen to something that wasn't predictable!! I will certainly read more from this author in the future. The ending was complete and left me satisfied. This book kept my interest from beginning to end. This is a must read :)
Wonderful writing & exceptionally captivating and well-crafted story. I thoroughly enjoyed the 15+ hours and was completely immersed in the novel.
I enjoyed this book when I listened to it the first time, as it is well written somewhat in the style of old favorites from Austen, Dickens, and the Brontes. Excellent pacing and real, complex characters allowed the intrigue to develop and continue to suck me in. Then when I had a second listen for a new bookclub, the richness of the story and the writing revealed itself even further. I've listened to it 4 times now and find something new every listen.
For those who love 19th century english literature, this novel is destined to be a new treasure. For those who simply enjoy a great mystery, a well written book, or a good story, this novel is a worthy investment of time and money.
Dark and British... puts me in that Dickens mood... I listened 3 times from start to finish. Each time I caught another piece of the puzzle. Well written and expertly narrated. I have followed Bianca Amato to her work with Alison Wier's The Innocent Traitor. I am in my vehicle all day and if a book is not written or narrated well, I can't listen. This one was a blue ribbon winner. Please, Ms. Setterfield.... more of the same!
A very engaging tale about a book lover for book lovers. It made me want to re-read some of my favorite classics. I didn't want this book to end!
Runner, Commuter, Dietitian with a passion for U.S. History.
Another book that is probably superior to listen to than to read. The main character, Vida Winter, is far more interesting than the narrator, Margaret Lea. The plot is engaging but the book drags a little in the re-reading of diaries and the re-telling of preparation of many cups of sweetened hot beverages that are apparently addictive to survive Yorkshire winters.
I finished the book because I bought it and needed something to listen to on my walk to work. I did stop about 30 minutes before the end and started a new book because it seemed more exciting - I only went back to finish this title after I finished the new book. So not worth the credit.
I read the reviews and must say the promise of a compelling story with superb narration was exceeded! I savored it right to the end and look forward to future books by Diane Setterfield!
This was my first Audible Book I have ever listened to. It kept my attention word to word, through all the chapters. I even found myself longing to hear more when I was occupied with other matters ongoing through my day.