One of the best narrations I have ever listened to. Juliet Mills has a beautiful voice, and all the other narrators add so much character. This book truly comes alive.
This is a wonderful, beautiful book. I keep recommending it to friends. And because of the amazing narration, I insist they listen to it.
A very entertaining listen and interesting story line about the Guernsey Island occupation during WWII. Not terribly deep or intellectual, but well read by the actors.
I bought this book because I love historical fiction, particularly WWII era, and it had some good recommedations. I've tried really hard to get into this audiobook, but I just can't do it. I've started the thing over several times, but it's just not grabbing me and I find my mind wandering every time. I've only listened to about two hours, so maybe it's not fair to review it based on that, but I am quite sure that I will not be able to finish this book. I listen to audiobooks in the car and I'm afraid I will fall asleep at the wheel if I continue to listen to this. Buyers should knwo that this isn't a novel in the standard sense of the word, but a collection of letters. It's difficult to keep track of who is who and how everyone relates to each other. It's also just very, very dry.
This audiobook was very captivating. Although a little difficult to grasp who all the characters were at first, after a bit of listening you'll catch on. I'm more visual so had I been reading the written word I don't think following the character line would have been as confusing - but still did not detract from the enjoyment of this perky novel.
What a lovely and captivating story! Shaffer and Barrows are masterful at telling this story through the letters of a wonderful cast of characters. The narrators' delivery is a perfect fit. Beautifully written, well developed characters, a balance of laughs and sorrow - supremely entertaining. I loved this book!
I enjoyed the layout of this book in letters. It was fun to listen to long and short letters and the dramatization of the individuals. Bits of history, geography, and human insite.
This was the July selection for our book club and we all loved it - 8 thumbs up out of the 8 women there. We loved the character development, the letters format which offered a distinct voice to the characters, we loved the story line and the lighter treatment (making it readable) of such a horrific time in history. It was great.
I am an avid listener of audio books both from the library and audible and this is the best one so far. The wonderful British voices and the delivery made the story come to life in a way that reading it would not. I have looked for other books by the late Mary Ann Shaffer and was sorry to learn that there aren't anymore.