First book from this author that I have read or listened to, a truly great story teller. The transitions from different time periods was handled very well, the story was so intriguing and bitter sweet. I love books that make us think about our past and how it shapes us. This is one of those books. It also makes us appreciate what we have today. Many times I am in the mood for a shorter, more superficial story, and I have plenty of those. This is one to curl up with on a winter evening while I'm crocheting, and get lost in the great story line. The narrator was excellent, which is even more important with a longer book. Highly recommend it!
I enjoyed it immensely and couldn't put down my iPod. The way it went through the different time periods was well done. I loved the story and highly recommend it. Definitely worth a credit.
It is the first book I read from this author. Found it great! Clearly I am going on to read also her other books! Loved the reading by Caroline Lee as well.
I recommended to all young and old!
Yes, because the narrator does such a wonderful job!
The Thirteenth Tale because of the mystery and time period in time.
No, I enjoyed listening to a few hours a day and enjoyed every minute.
Yes I would recommend any and all of Kate Morton's books.
Other Kate Morton books.
Probably Eliza to get her full point of view.
I am a retired high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
Absolutely, I already have.
The storyline went back and forth between generations. Revealing the thoughts of characters. When you think you have the mystery figured out, you don't. Enchanting, surprising, heartfelt, made me care about the characters to the very last word. I didn't want it to end, Loved, loved this novel!!!
She gives a personality to every character. I forget the story is told by one person. Completely loved her voice, accent, and talent at giving each character their own unique voice. Caroline is the best.
Perfect title, don't change it.
Can't wait to hear my next Kate Morton, Caroline Lee book.
The narrator did an excellent job.
Elissa Magpiece. She had such a way with people. Liked †hat she did not try to conform, to fit in to society.
I liked the outdoor scenes along the ocean
The relationship that formed between Cassandra and Christopher
I had to pay attention to the chronological order of the book. It jumped around quite a bit. It was a little slow at times.
Yes! The story is complex and unpredictable, with a sweet ending. There are no dull chapters, and the narrator is awesome. I will look for other books she's done. I have already listened to The Secret Garden and highly recommend it. I never would have guessed the ending. I will be looking for other Kate Morton books. I would have preferred the profanity be left out, but it's minimal.
This is almost like an adult fairy tale...the reader's voice was perfect - could picture every scene in my mind like a movie. It was also a nice change of pace for me - no war, no history, no genocides...the book is sad for sure, but its just all over a good story.
This is a complicated story line that was worthy of a second look. The story kept me coming back for more. A second go round would surely prIovide even more insight into the story line.
I liked Cassandra as a character, because of her devotion to her grandmother and her perseverence to discovering the truth. She also showed growth because of her challenges. Second best would have to be Eliza, she too, seemed to grow through the story and met her challenges face on. I believe it is a tie between which I would have liked best!
Caroline Lee made the story seem real. While listening to this, I did not have to think about who was speaking or remember that it was a story being read. She managed to make the story alive while she read it.
Complicated Family Ties
I liked this book so well, that I forgot we had picked it for the book club and after reading it, recommennded it back to the book club!! There were so many facets to the story that it just held me transfixed from beginning to end.