Fairy tale mystery
It was beautifully written, a tapestry of lives woven together over a century. It was full of pain and discovery. The story unravels itself slowly, becoming more and less complicated in turns and coming to a shocking end.
I've never listened to this reader before, but she has talent, a voice made soft or gruff as required. She made me envision an old man and a little girl and everything in between.
There's no question that Eliza was the most memorable character. She was strong yet vulnerable, alive yet always unfulfilled. Like Nell she never reaches her goal, but in the end it doesn't matter.
Yes! I am in love with this story!
Kate Morton strings her words together in such a way that at times you just do not want to let the sentence or paragraph go, so beautiful are they. Over and over again I would go back a bit, just to hear them again and I cannot imagine anyone performing them better than Caroline Lee. Truly breathtaking.
Haven't yet, but definitely will.
Eliza, of course! She would bring a lot to the table.
My new favorite audiobook!
This is a great book. Kate Morton did not disappoint. I enjoyed it until the very end. Looking forward to the next.
This book contained many of the items I love in a good story: there was travel to 3 continents, the US, Australia and England. It was multi-generational covering four generations of women in a family. It had a hint of mystery. Careful listening and remembering details will help the listener unravel the mystery. It was a book within a book in that the stories of the fictional authoress were part of the story. The story stretched from the 1920's to present day and wasn't told in chronological sequence. There was a touch of romance, not entirely unexpected and not surprising, either. If you grew up loving fairy tales, as I did, this is a wonderful read. It's both magical and realistic.
What a wonderful story of family, history, mystery and relationships. One of my favorite books in a long time.
I haven't read it but the audio addition was fantastic
Jane Eyre as it takes many twists and turns and reveals family secrets along the way
The lost girl
I enjoyed this thoroughly it was an intriguing and addictive listen
Mystery, beautiful garden, fairy tale.
I love where you get to find out how Eliza's stories reflect her life.
Eliza Makepeace. She was so interesting and I would love to hear her stories.
I hated the music in between the chapters. Other than that I loved every thing about it!
An avid reader, demanding of the story, characters and narrator. Mysteries and historical fiction are my favorites.
No cops, no murder, but a decades-old mystery about the origins of a particular family. Three generations of characters and their memories punctuated by original fairy tales make this book unusual and engaging. The narrator did a great job: High- and low-class British accents as well as Australian and American accents made this audio book ring true.
I recommend it!
This is a really well written book. It takes you back and forth in time both in Time and in generational time. You are involved in the character's as the story goes back and forth in time. The story is so well woven, the reader was fantastic!! and the characters draw you in, you love them, you hate them, you are so involved with them that there are times that you are startled when the phone rings and reality intervenes.
Her ability to go from Character to character is awesome and her consistency is wonderful.
It is so much a part of how wonderful the book is and her voice draws you into the story.
I would have loved to have been able to do that. However it didn't work that way.
I will be listening to it over and over! So glad i picked it, and it was a point and pick choice.
I hope you try it out, it was awesome!!
Ms Morton's The Forgotten Garden is such an intriguing tale, that it haunts me still, long after the final chapter is done. Mystery, murder, loss, love told with a flow that spans the years and takes the reader on a roller coaster ride from Australia to England.
Performed with consummate drama and flair and by narrator Caroline Lee.