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.
The story is told in a way that through the entire book, you are never sure what will happen next and each page unfolds in a way that keeps the reader intrigued.
Same as above.
I've recommended this book to several people who loved it as much as I did.
Similar story pattern to HOUSE AT RIVERTON, but I loved RIVERTON so I liked this one too. Lots of twists and turns, some predictable. Kate Morton weaves a great tale and paints a beautiful picture with her prose. The whole thing was a little sad, and I wish Eliza didn't give up so much for Rose. She certainly didn't deserve it.
I usually listen to thrillers but decided to change my pace and was well rewarded.
When I found out who Nell's mother was.
I fell in love with so many of the characters, its hard to choose a single scene.
Eliza with the way she touched so many lives.
I was a little skeptical when I first downloaded this novel but have thoroughly enjoyed it. The mystery of Nell's past kept me listening longer than I should have at times:o)
Say something about yourself!
Loved Caroline Lee's narration of this story. Perfect!
I couldn't stop listening to this wonderful story with its twists and turns. A magnificent tale that weaves its way through past and present and mixes fairy tale and mystery together in a magical way. Wonderful character development and descriptive narrative. Great listen! I highly recommend it!
Yes!!!! So engaging!!!!
All the different time periods. Not hard to follow!
Worth a credit plus!!!!!
I'm an avid listener. Audio books are a mini-vacation for me. They fill my "need to read" when I don't have time - which is most of the time. Great element of multi-tasking!
This is my first exposure to the work of Kate Morton, and what a find! A sweeping, multi-generational tale of love, envy, loss, etc: all the things you expect in a big family saga. BUT...the plot twists, character development and cross-era delivery kept me in constant anticipation of the next revelation - for more than 20 hours! The story turns came right up until the very last moment. When not listening, I was thinking about the story and the characters and looking forward to the next "listen." Caroline Lee does a great job with all the British accents, a fair job with the Australian ones, but is a bit hopeless with American dialects. Not important enough to deter any listener.
All in all, one of the most satisfying experiences ever in listening.