I am an attorney for a higher education research institution. I am married, have two children, and I love my organic vegetable garden.
Great characters set in interesting time period.
Excellent reader with great voice and emotions who breathes life into the characters.
I love to read books set in interesting places or historical settings. I especially love mysteries and thrillers.
Kate Morton writes beautiful stories that will intrigue you. This is the 2nd audiobook I have listened to of hers (The House at Riverton was wonderful). The author creates well-written characters with interesting stories and fun dialog. I was always interested in listening and didn't feel it was boring, but I times I thought the book was moving slowly and was too long. That is the reason my rating is 4 stars instead of 5. However, I do recommend this audiobook to anyone that loves well written stories that are unique. This story moves from the 1900's to 1970s to present day with each chapter, yet it is easy to follow and comes together in the end. There is a mystery involved, but this is not a thriller. The mystery unfolds very gradually and in the end too many coincidences have to happen so while the mystery wasn't my favorite part, the characters, the dialog, the places were really amazing. I look forward to my next Kate Morton audiobook.
I enjoyed the story/plot the way the author weaved back and forth from the 1900's, 1975 and present day. Unique charcters that kept you quessing through out the book. I can't wait to read more from Kate Morton
Intriguing story, which didn't lag. If you enjoy the English turn-of-the-century-free-spirit-heroine type of novel, you'll like this. The author did a wonderful job of painting pictures and capturing characters' actions with words. I do wish I had read the book, rather than listened to the audiobook format. Given the fact that the storyline wasn't linear, it would have been nice to be able to flip back a few pages or chapters to re-read sections to refresh my memory after I skipped a few days between listens. But don't let that stop you -- it's a good listen and the narrator was excellent.
I love a good long audiobook to get me through running and commuting. This was fantastic. A lovey mystery read by a wonderful actress. I highly recommend it.
I loved everything about The Forgotten Garden. Each segment, going back and forth through the century, drew me in. I loved the narrator's inflection and accent. I look forward to listening to more books by Kate Morton and narrated by Caroline Lee!
Member of two book clubs. Listen more than read. Love Audible because I can go about my day while listening to books. Thanks Audible.
Cheering for her so many times.
The way the characters were made so human and so complex
Finding the key and finding the garden.
I wished I could listen to all in one sitting. Even though the book is long, I could still have listened longer.
The story spans 100+ years and is full of mystery and suspense, and picturesque details. Narration is very good, subtle and appropriate for the 3rd person narrative, yet convincing of different eras and accents.
There were many, which made me gasp aloud.
They were all great. She brought all the women (and men) to life. But Eliza was maybe my favorite.
When Sammy was lost in the fog to Eliza while playing their game.
I will be listening to this again, and looking for more titles by this author and voice actor! The only thing I found (at first) distracting was the musical interludes between chapters.
Figuring out the past is difficult, but rewarding. Just knowing who you are and where you came from is important
There are so many intricate things about The Forgotten Garden that seemed to tie in together, there are probably some things I missed the first time where if I read again I'll undoubtedly go
Secret gardens, a mystery from the past, romance, far away lands, what's not to like?
Caroline Lee's imitation of American accents crack me up! Especially the American tourist in the Art Museum asking Ruby if there is a cafe within the museum, much to Ruby's chagrin. Makes me wonder what Australians and Brits really think of Americans.
This book was much too long and a bit too wordy to want to listen to in one setting, yet I knew not to wait too long or else I would forget all of the details.
Kate Morton is one of my newer faves. Although I preferred The House at Riverton, The Forgotten Garden was quite good in its own right. I love this particular genre and wish there was more literature like it. Bravo to Kate Morton who can tell a captivating story without relying on foul language, graphic sex, and other gimmicks which unfortunately is rather prevalent in today's literature. The story truly stands on its own, the sign of an excellent writer! Looking forward to many more Kate Morton novels in the years to come.