This story, and the narration, wrapped me in a world away from ours. The story, above average. The imagery, and the author's ability with words that make the world seem rich and alive, outstanding. And the narration, terrific. You care about the characters and their tales; you live their lives with them.
That said -- this probably isn't a book for someone not content with moving slowly and gently, with someone more intent on action or pace. It's a story for luxuriating in. And although my inclination tends to be with science, non-fiction, and history, I loved this.
I'll look forward to anything else Diane Satterfield decides to write, or these narrators choose to tell.
I personally thought this story was so engrossing and became very attached to the characters. I enjoyed it so much, I was perplexed by people giving it low ratings. On reading the reviews in more detail I noticed that the majority of the reviewers giving it very low ratings were men. So perhaps this is would be enjoyed more by women? Just my two cents worth..
This book was amazing. The reading was excellent, the writing engaging. This is one of those, Let me drive around the blook a few more times before I get home so I can listen some more, type of audio books! I LOVED IT.
This was an amazing book. Usually I don't like multiple narrarators but in this case the two voices suited eachother very well and moved back and forth seamlessly. The story itself was spellbinding. Great listen!
An engrossing story, good characters. The need to find out the next chapter was enough to get me up at 5 a.m. each morning for an hour long walk and an hour long listen. Very well read.
I immediately looked this author up so I could purchase anything else she might have written. So disappointed to find this is her only book so far. I have not been this excited about an author since Laurie R. King. If you love a good British mystery try this one!
This book is well written, captivating, and surprising. I enjoyed listening to it so much that I am also planning to buy the book, too.