I was drawn to this book by the title, and stayed for the story line, the book is very well narrated by a talented cast, all the voices brought out the letters to life. I don't think I would have followed the story as closely if I were reading the book on my own instead of listening to it.
Simply one of the most lovely books I have read or listened to. I couldn't take my earphones out and am now a bit sorry I have raced through it so fast. I will listen to it again. And perhaps I will read it myself in print to savor it slowly.
They story and characters reveal themselves in such a natural way. And the wonderful readers bring and added charm to the telling.
If you want a novel to be all fast-action plot with little character development, you may agree with the reviewer who gave this book only one star. But if you love a thoughtful story with marvelous character development, don't miss The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society.
I questioned the vehicle for the book and initially found it unstimulating. But in short order the readers and the story took hold. I found the characters engaging, the story both delightful, and uplifting. I think listening to this book with all the different 'voices' was probably a better read for me than a hardcopy would have been. By the end I felt that i knew everyone personally and the island. Nicely done
After listening to a handful of pretty heavy books, I needed something light and romantic, while still slightly educational, and this book was perfect. It is cleverly told through letters, which I loved, because it was easy to pause if I was distracted. The story was beautifully written, very innocent in the midst of a horrid time in Europe, a bittersweet story that gives a mid-30's guy or gal hope for a simple, good love after experiencing the worst. The readers were fantastic, too.
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