Loved the different dialects. The writing is witty and charming. Character development lovely
Jane Austin transported to 1948.
All of them...really.
Rural British Isle and a lovable cast of characters.
I read this book because a friend recommended it and I would recommend this to anyone looking for intelligent and charming story.
On the surface a simple presentation of letters between unpretentious people. These letters reveal the intimacies of a closely knit island society which is forced to deal with the iniquities of being invaded and occupied for five years by the German army during World War Two. There are deeply moving stories of privation and courage. There are gentle themes of the search for truth in love. Compassion, judgmentalism, innocence, torment, There is innovation, ingenuity and wonderful eccentricity. And there is the painful ambiguity of people forced to be enemies when their humanity over-rides this dreadful imperative.
Blended throughout is the appreciation of reading, largely presented in a non academic and appealing manner, .
Delightfully presented with a cast of involved and quality readers.
I've listened to this audio multiple times and it never gets old. This time around I introduced it to my 12 year old daughter who was just as charmed, and moved by it as I thought she would be. The story is interesting and makes you want to discover more about Guernsey under nazi occupation. The characters are vividly created. It brought laughter and tears from us. Definitely a credit worthy listen.
I had previously read this title but needed an audio book for a long drive. I had enjoyed the book but loved it even more as an audiobook. The performers were exquisite. Thank you
Already one of my favorite books. I wish it could have gone on and been a series: all of the characters are so interesting and now what will become of them?
I am not usually a fan of multiple narrators, but since this is a collection of letters and each one is read by the sender it works marvelously.
This book is very well written and entertaining. I wanted to just listen to it straight through and it's one of those books that leaves one with a wonderful feeling of peace and happiness and contentment.
It's definitely on my "must read" list now. If you don't have s credit, buy it, it's worth it.