Both are good. I like to read along with the audible version but Caroline Lee does a superb job reading this book. Looking forward to listening to all the other Kate Morton audibles!
I really liked Eliza. I don't want to ruin it for anyone out there but let's just say she's an extremely strong character that gives up alot for a few people who are really not worth it. I loved the fact that a fairy tale was woven into the real story and made you think about what was really happening. Also the fact that you really weren't sure what really happened until the very end!
Caroline Lee is a wonderful reader. The English lilt in her voice is just fun to listen to. I will be looking for more narration from her.
This is a very female driven story, a story of mothers and daughters, rights and wrongs, secrets and enlightenment. Besides Nell (poor Nell), Cassandra and Eliza both had strong stories. And Rose.....who didn't feel sorry for Rose?? I loved all the characters, even the antagonist! Wonderful story!
Love, love, love it!
I only listened to the book, so cannot really make a fair judgement.
The Bronte Siststers' Books
Diane Settlerman -- The Thirteenth Tale
Eliza -- I really felt I got a clear picture of her and what she was like.
The Found Identity
This was a wonderful book and every day I looked forward to continuing on with my listening just as I do when I am reading a great book.
When I was getting near the end I didn't want it to be over!
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.