It starts out slow, but honestly I would sit in parking lots and in my driveway at home to keep listening. The story captured me and surprised me.
I loved this audiobook. The narration was wonderful, the writing was superb and I can't wait until Diane Setterfield comes out with a new book. I lost 5 pounds while listening to this book because I just wanted to keep walking on the treadmill.
I agree with some of the reviews that the book was slow at the beginning, but if you hang in there, you will be entertained. Great twist at the end. You won't see it coming.
I loved this story. It is humorous and haunting at the same time. The characters develop so well throughout the story and I love the 2 women narrators. It is almost as if the story is being acted out. I was carried away by this book. Just loved it.
I'm a booky ... and this book is about a book store owner/reader/writer/author and another famous mysterious author ... what could be better! The story is an interesting mystery that mainly takes place in a small village in England and takes place in present day and the past in the same location. It's about a crazed family with very strange twin girls that keeps you guessing until the end ... and you will be surprised! I enjoyed it a lot. I would say it's a girly book ... not for guys.
I bought this one because of the great reviews,I rarely start a book that I do not finish but this could not hold my interest though I kept trying and trying to hang for when it got better like some reviews said. 7 hours in and I give up its just plain boring
This author can create atmosphere and characters with the likes of Dickens, Eliot, Hardy, Bronte, Galsworthy and the best of the 19th century English writers. She recreates the wonderful atmosphere of Silas Marner, Return of the Native, the Forsyte Saga and other great English novels but does it with a foot in the 21st century.
Good Heavens! I thought this story would never get started. Then, when it did, I thought it would never end! While the premise promised to be interesting, it turned out painful to listen to! When I finished I thought I would slit my wrists for having wasted a credit on such an abysmal story. I don't know, maybe the book is better.
This book does just what the my review title says! Any true book lover will be drawn from the opening pages. The two narrators do a fabulous job. This book still swirls through my memory months after listening to it. I recommend it highly!