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.
This was my first Kate Morton novel - and I will most certainly be listening to more from this author! The narrator was quite skilled at changing between the various characters (across generations and accents) helping to avoid any confusion between the three main story lines. I would, without reservation, recommend this to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. Well done!
great historical detail, kept me hooked. The story flows smoothly from past to present keeping interest and maintaining the mystery.
This book was beautifully narrated. I loved the Australian accent for the Australian heroine.
I would compare it in some ways to the Thirteenth Tale which was also very nicely narrated in that it is a story which moves back and forth through time - sometimes in the present, sometimes the past, sometimes the distant past. It is a generational story which focuses on a grandmother and her search for her family, and the granddaughter and her search for her grandmother's family after the death of her grandmother.
Again....beautiful book, beautiful story, beautiful narration. So glad I bought it.