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.
I veru much enjoyed this book so this ranks up there for me.
I enjoyed how all the characters are defined, but Nell was the one I was compelled by, given what had happened to her.
The voices were interesting, though she didnt get the accents all correct she did bring emotion into the characters.bv
I can't live without books!
In some ways yes. I have read the print version and I enjoyed the story. However listening to the book - put me in Australia and England and in 1900, 1913, 1975 and 2005. It was hard to stop listening to this book.
Eliza was my favorite character followed by her great-granddaughter. I think what I enjoyed most about Eliza was her storytelling and her strong spirit. She truly loved Rose and made the ultimate sacrifice for her.
I would not listen to another one by Kate Morton. The story was interesting, but then she started adding bad language. It was totally unnecessary and offensive. It did not add anything to the story. Caroline Lee was doing an excellent job of narrating. I wish I could have finished the book, but due to the language, I will delete it.
Her beautiful accent.
Cannot answer since I do not plan to finish the book.
Haunting, mystical, eloquent
Well - wouldn't that just give away a huge plot twist????
my first - she's delightful
Rose: The Unbelievably Spoiled Brat
I am recommending this one to one and all. A read that takes you on a mystical journey to "once upon a time in a faraway place the beautiful princess..." I hated for it to end.
The story was very captivating. I found myself looking for excuses to listen more
This was my first Caroline Lee narration. I will look for more of her.