I would listen to this again. Interesting,quirky characters in a historical fiction setting is a favorite combination of mine.
Good with men's and women's voices.
Nonfiction writer by day, fiction lover by night.
The book starts out light and fluffy and becomes more serious as it goes along. At first I was annoyed by the format - letters written between the characters - but I got over it, mostly because of the great cast of multiple narrators. It reminded me of "The Help," which is saying something good.
I enjoyed this book. I like the device of letters being written back and forth. It was quite interesting, learning of the Guernsey Islands and their struggle during WWII. Good characters, a bit of romance, time well spent.
The characters who read the letters. They are all such individuals. I can't imagine just reading this book; you'd miss so much.
It's so heartwarming, so endearing. I'd often find myself smiling while I listened.
Darcey and Juliet/ a tie.
Not really. I looked forward to snatching special times for it.
I adored it. Out of all the Audible books I have listened to, this is my favorite!
The letters format worked well. The cast rather than a single reader was wonderful. There was heft to the story. A lightness in tone but real content. I really cared about these people. I occasionally caught myself arguing with them on my way to work.
This has become a new favorite for me.
I don't know that I can compare it with another novel.
Many. The unfolding of the characters, their personal stories, and the discovery of personal memories of WWII.
Juliette, our heroine.
This was exactly what I needed. It reminded me of reading letters, and the great pleasure it was to write and receive them.
This is a rather predictable yet sweet story. It was a nice switch from the crime and mystery books I typically listen to. The various readers gave interest to the listen and I enjoyed the author's description of the island. Good winter read/listen.
This book was a true delight. I wasn't sure at first, but fell in love quickly with the book and all of it's characters. This was such a touching, lovely story about how people touch one another's lives. Full of humor while, at the same time tugging at the heartstrings. The narration is fantastic as well. I have a feeling this will be a book I listen to many times.
It felt like a slow start but the humanity that it brings to what it was like during and after WWII includes stories of humor, heart break, and twists.