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!
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.
This audio was great to listen to and a fantastic story. I highly recommend it and look forward to another of Kate Morton's audios.
Yes, because it was very involved and would be interesting to listen knowing the ending.
13th Tale and Woman In White
I have listened to a couple of Kate Morton's books and have enjoyed them. They, to me, are light pieces of fiction that are for entertainment but are not, ultimately, groundbreaking or riveting. If you want an enjoyable book that won't take much emotion or thought out of you I would recommend this book and any other book Kate Morton has written. They are not in my list of great fiction, but, once again, they are light books that can be enjoyable.
It was good but I rarely found myself driving around to continue to listen to the book as I have done with some!
The story was unpredictable at times. I like to see if I can guess ahead what may happen, and many times, the story line surprised me.
This semi-gothic novel was at first confusing, because it shifted time, place, and characters so quickly. It came together, finally, sort of, in a pretty sad and disappointing way. The characters and their motivations are established, and then they behave in ways that are inconsistent with those motivations. I hung in there, expecting some of the perplexing behavior to be explained, but it wasn't. The major character, Eliza, wins the reader's heart because of her honor, truthfulness, bravery, and ability to survive, and then she behaves as though she was not the person we believed her to be. Her cousin, Rose, loves her more than anyone, until she doesn't. Rose's husband? I don't have a clue! He seems more like a plot device than a person. The brooding and twisted Uncle Linus is presented as kindly but uninvolved one moment, and obsessed almost to the point of being a child molester the next. Was he or wasn't he? Wes the "bad man" the detective or Linus? Who knows? The entire effect was unsettling, and worse, unbelievable.