To keep this review short & sweet I will just say...I highly recommend this book. It has mystery, romance, intrigue, dirty little secrets, happy times & sad times; all in all a great "listen"!!!
Storyline jumped from past to present back to past. Hard to keep up with story
This was the second time I read The Forgotten Garden. I read it over a year ago. Then my book club picked it for this months read. The author puts so much into her story and stories within the main story, it is better to read it twice to truly understand the characters. I am just amazed at how she wove it all together.
The Outlander by Diana Garabaldon
No I haven't.
It was horribly cliché. I was very disappointed after all the good reviews I read. I frequently stopped listening because the bile rose in my throat and finally I could take no more.
Maybe more than 2 accents. Every character sounded the same.
Very disappointed. I was hoping I would find something epic and romantic, like Outlander (based on the reviews). It fell far short.
I have not read the print version.
The description of the scenes at the end of the book of finding the family.
Several were favorites. I liked the experience in the cafe in AK.
Yes and almost did.
Yes, it was a page turner. The transition between the three stories was fluid. The addition of the delightful fairytails was a wonderful touch. It spans four generations begining with a sea journey. The stories contain the innocent heroine, each have a villain and the savior who in some of the stories has a convolted role. Although you think you have it all figured out, Kate Morton develops multiple new thread you hadn't anticipated.
She gave a very good performance.
I loved how the symbolism in the fairytails intertwined with the characters
This audiobook ranks very high on my list of favorites.
I liked the way the story moved forward as it changed from early 1900s to 1975 to 2005.
Caroline Lee made the story come alive with her accent and voice changes for the characters.
No, I listened to it during my lengthly commute to and from work, and enjoyed the anticipation of continuing the story each day.
I had not previously read or listened to any novels by Kate Morton. The Secret Garden caught my attention and I thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. I will listen to other audiobooks by her.
I don't typically write reviews, but this book is incredible. Just when I thought I had figured everything out, my theories were shot to pieces. Could not stop listening!
Who am I?
Finding, on her 21 birthday, that she was a foundling and not a birth child or even an adopted one, was Nell's undoing. Feeling abandoned by her birth parents, Nell in turn disconnects from the family who loved and raised her to adulthood. From foundling to floundering, Nell struggles for some sense of identity. In the Epilogue, as she lay dying, she hears Cassandra, the granddaughter who will unravel all the mystery and intrigue of Nell's true identity, call her, "Grandma." In her final moment, Nell finds solidity in that name above all others. In that realization, Nell's greatest doubt is resolved. "Yes, I am loved."
Caroline Lee's voice was so varied, often juggling two or three characters in a scene, I just loved the interactions, with each character so distinct and real, and easily recognizable.
I would love to be with Eliza Makepeace as she unveils over dinner a new story, reading from her handwritten pages.