I'd heard a lot of buzz about this title and finally chose to get in on audible. I loved every minute of this warm, loving book. It felt as though a cozy quilt enveloped me as the characters came to life and became friends and neighbors. I would highly recommend this narration.
Outstanding book! Loved the character development and friendships growing through the book. I consider this one on par with "The Help."
This book is a real treat. A gem. I listened to it again right after I finished. The readers are wonderful (and familiar to me). I won't describe the story- That would spoil it, but if you are interested in being entertained and enlightened about the history of Guernsey Island during WW II told by individuals with compelling stories which are uniquely tied together by an outsider this delightful book of fiction is for you.
This was a lovely little book, heart warming and informative and a very interest insight in to an island at war.
The book is written entirely in the form of letters to and from the characters. It gives the book such an intimate feel and the reader gets a sense of truly knowing each character from their own words and perspective regarding the story. It is charming and thought provoking and oh so romantic. All of the characters give off an aura of innocense and romance. As charming for men as for women. Loved it.
Makes one want to visit the isle of Guernsey and meet all of them.
I really loved this book. Listening was fun and moved quickly. Actually, I wanted the story to go on. It could have used a little more editing.
"Charming" is the first word that comes to mind. It's an old-fashioned word that I don't use often, but the story is old-fashioned, out of the ordinary, and completely charming. It made me want to visit Guernsey, that's for sure!
I am an avid "reader"- I prefer to listen to books rather than read them due to the added dimension added by the narrator.
This was an enjoyable if not predictable read. Kudos to Ms. Shaffer and Ms. Barrows for the character development of the people from Guernsey. They were delightful. I felt that Dawsey (spelling?) was the poorest developed of all and initially I could not quite fathom his relationship with the principal character. Overall, a good listen.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book! I"m actually trying to decide for myself just why I'm not giving it 5 stars... maybe because the "letter" format really did drive me crazy at times-- particularly at the beginning. About 1/4 of the way in, however, I was so engaged that the format did not matter as much. In fact, the format reminds the reader how much communication has changed in the past 70 years. The narrators of this book were fantastic.