enjoyed the narrator and this fun plot that traveled back and forth in time to solve a mystery.
loved her various accents and voices.
no-one that I know of, sorry
It wasn't that the story was bad but it was too much back and forth with so many characters and also with the different ages of these that it made it too hard to understand. It was just too jumbled up.
The story seemed like a good one but again, it was too jumbled up to understand it and enjoy it.
I do not hand out 5 stars lightly nor often. This book really stole my heart and mind. Great story, difficult time shifts handled masterfully, plenty of intrigue, and unforgettable characters. The performance is excellent.
Don't really like the ranking thing. Can only really comment on this book. Does it remind me of other books? Yes. In similar style of cleverly woven stories which travel across time, secrets and cross generation mysteries.
The Garden lives in the narrator's voice, the descriptions, the colour, the textures brought alive with the author's words.
Not so much a scene, but the stories within stories....Eliza Makepeace's fairytales are stand alone fairy tales but the skill with which Kate Morgan has woven them into the present and past is commendable. I loved the fairy tales which show a depth of insight into the spiritual and the exploration of human frailties.
Why rename it?
I recommend this book, each hour a joy to listen to. I did the dishes, polished furniture, had afternoon naps, painted my hall and Caroline Lee read me to sleep at night. Perhaps more of a woman's listen but hey.....some men would love this book too. Its gentle, yet raw in parts. The characters are well developed, perhaps some sections are not as tightly written as could be. But........worth a credit.
This book has a great story line the narrators ability to use different voice is terrific. it all came together to give you a plot you would not expect.. YOU MUST READ!!!!!!!!! or listen.
Your money will not be wasted. I hope that Kate Morton has more books. And living in Queensland Australia I know the places Kate writes about. I will be listening to it again.
Despite trying to push myself, I didn't make it through the third part of this book. It's getting great reviews and initially I agree, the story/mystery is intriguing at first and kept me interested for days. Around part II though, the annoying romantic male characters started to make this one drag for me. The mystery is just TOO long drawn out, and when I started to see how it was going to play out I just stopped listening. For all I know there might be a surprise ending, but I seriously couldn't push myself any more.
The choices of the author in telling the story in bits and pieces creates suspense and mystery and makes you want to keep on listening!