I loved reading this book, but then discovered it on Audible, and it was even better to hear all the different voices. This is such a sweet, funny, poignant story. I wish there could be a second and a third book.
This is a truly engaging book, and is very well presented in the audio recording. The readers seemed to have genuinely engaged with their characters, and varied the pace of their narration to suit the different tempos of the letters and telegrams. I didn't want it to end!
I really enjoyed the colorful characters this unique story brings to life. Well narrated, it offers a glimpse at life in the small, close-knit community of Guernsey during and after the Second World War. This book thoughtfully explores the unique relationships and circumstances brought about by German occupation. A satisfying read I highly recommend.
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.