I adored this book. I listened to it on Audible and found that I was rearranging my schedule to create long periods of silence where I could listen freely. It's not the most complicated or surprising of stories, but is full of heart and lovely people. I felt a bit like I was surrounded by friends as the story unfolded and while the end was predictable, that made it all the more exciting when it finally arrived.
This book includes some graphic and startling descriptions of concentration camps and life during WWII German occupation, but it is tastefully interwoven with funny and delightful characters.
An easy read, but a lovely one.
The story makes you fall in love with everyone on Guernsey. Well not everyone but almost everyone. a wonderful tale of simple folks living simple lives amidst the horrors of the world. one of the sweetest stories I've ever read.
Beautifully written and performed. It touched my heart with both joy and sadness! I cried, I laughed out loud and only wish it was longer!
This was my first experience with Audible, but it won't be my last. With engaging characters, heart-wrenching war accounts, and enough humor to keep the book from being morose or boring, The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society, is a delightful book, with only a few issues, such as some strong language. The audible version was excellent. The readers captured the voice of each of the letter writers and made the character come to life. This book actually made me almost look forward to the half hour stint on my elliptical machine. A miracle.
Living life during war is always so interesting. To see how people cope, learn to appreciate what little they have, help one another at their own peril.
Written in letter form made it even more real, believable.
Anyone who loves history, sociology will enjoy this book.
So easy to listen to. The characters are life-like and endearing. True events from WW2 stir my compassion and educate me on things I didn't know about the war. Great book. I recommend to everyone.
I almost gave up listening to this book during the first chapter. I did NOT like how it was written (the whole book is a compilation of letters to and from the characters in the book). However, after I finally got used to the way it was written, I fell in love with the book! You get different perspectives of all the characters depending on who(m) is writing the letter.