I found this book delightful. The narration was excellent and the story kept me captivated. I am not always a fan of books written in letter format but this one worked very well. It told some intriguing stories from WWII that I don't think are often told, especially about the channel islands off the coast of England.
What a joy - start to finish! I thoroughly enjoyed the format, the characters, and the way the book is narrated by different voices for each of the wonderful characters. A truly enjoyable experience!
Delightfully read by several narrators who bring to life each character's letters in the appropriate accent.
This adds to the epistolary narrative in a lively account of post-war Guernsey,
written with humor, candor and poignancy.
Rosalyn Landor is one of the narrators--she is a favorite of mine.
I was so sad to finish this book. You feel as if you know each of the characters personally. The readers were fantastic! Best audiobook I have listened to in years
I fell in love with the charming, quirky characters of Guernsey as easily as the heroine did. This is a historical fiction gem.
This book is beautifully written and read. I was hooked from the moment I started listening to it.
After the rave reviews, I was excited to listen to this, but it was the first audio book I've listened to that I really didn't care for. I appreciate the story with it's historical significance, and the writing style was clever, but as an audio book I found it pretty boring and my mind wandered quite a bit. I thought that the format it was written in (letters sent between the different characters) really made what was a simple story take twice the time it needed to take. The relationship part of the plot reminded me of the new phenom book Twilight (the author would probably be appalled to hear that comparison!), but don't want to say much more on that to give anything away. So overall...eh.
I was immediately caught up in the lives of the delightful characters of this book. The readers do a wonderful job of bringing them alive.
I hated to see this book end. It was well written, enjoyable and included a bit of history. I don't know how it would be as a written book, but it's made for listening. It may be a book club recommendation