This starts out slow and difficult to follow, but once you become accustomed to the accents, the tragic story of a beautiful Irish woman is unfolded in a captivating journey.
Thoroughly enjoyed listening to this audiobook. Themes of forgiveness, freedom, and joy that comes through suffering are prevalent. It was so very good that I do plan on listening again to this very rich book. I was sad to see the story end. I plan on checking out works by this same author and narrator. Amazing novel.
I live every day as if it will be my last. This is why my clothes are wrinkled. Let's face it. Who wants to spend their last day on earth ironing?
Usually I read non-fiction or popular novels. This slow-paced novel reminds me a little bit of the writings of Maeve Binchy. Small events effect entire lives. Peoples reactions to events ant their later memories of them are as important as the events themselves.
Although I saw a twist coming early on, it did not diminish my appreciation of the story and the characters.
I loved the narrator. Her accents and pacing made the characters real to me.
Overall a wonderful listen...well read and well written. May not be for everyone, but for this middle-aged woman it was wonderful. Regrets and longing for a life lived, not lived, and imagined come through; the language was entrancing to listen to. The ending seem a bit abrupt, but a small thing compared to the pleasure of listening to the rest of it.
No. I purchased this book based on all the positive reviews. It was not what I expected. I couldn't finish it.
This is an amazing story, a great journey, a fantastic outcome and a wonderful narrator.
I enjoyed the writing for the sense of voice and the connection to the sense of early-Victorian narrative. Like transplanting Hardy to 2010. Delightful. The reader, likewise, charming.