... and not so recently. This story is funny, touching, informative, sad, happy -- pretty much perfect. Elizabeth's story is heartbreaking and made me cry, which I rarely do for a book. The narration was great too, with multiple actors adding dimension to the characters. I think this is a case where the audiobook could be even better than the book (not sure though, because I have not read the hard copy).
Travel is essential, snowboarding a need. I love speed: cars, motorcycles, boards. Food is more than a requirement; on the best days it's a supreme indulgence.
Heartfelt, uplifiting, surprising
The completely different angle on story telling: letters between people.
Not sure I've heard any of the narrators before, but they all played their roles very well. The accents were great.
I wasn't really sure what to expect from this book. The title was about as random as they come; and I loved that they actually explain it. It's a fantastic story of love, loss and friendship told in a unique way.
Entertaining, with historical highlights, and beautiful characters, the author—and in turn the narrators—were able to make each person really come alive. This might be one of those books better read to you, than by you.
Yes, it was a beautiful story of survival and heartache.
The characters were very real and well performed by the talented cast.
It was much more of a performance than just reading the story. This is my first time listening to a story with multiple narrators. I usually enjoy the one narrator taking on the various characters but this was even more enjoyable.
There were many times that I was moved to tears by the storyline. It helped me to put life into perspective and realize how many precious things we take for granted.
I highly recommend this charming story but caution that there will be emotional portions throughout.
An excellent read
Elizabeth. She was the centerpiece of everyones' life; even those who did not realize it at first.
It seemed so authentic.
I read this book in paper format and enjoyed it very much. However, the audio book really drew me into the story. Same story but a totally different experience. The readers for each characters' part were well chosen and made me want to be a part of the story!
Haven't read or seen the print version, but enjoyed the audio very much.
This book goes along well with the TV series, "Islands at War". I don't think you will regret "reading" this book, especially if you are interested in WW2.
Absolutely. The story totally pulls you in and so do the characters, who were all appealing or quirky with poignant back stories.
I loved discovering more about characters and the situation on Guernsey during WWII gradually along with the main character.
There were different narrators for each letter writer, perfectly enhancing their characters and the lively attitude of the book.
I didn't listen to this in one sitting, but it was tempting.
The characters. They were marvelous. The different voices made listening to this book a wonderful way to experience the book.
so many...can't pin point one. Maybe when Kit shared her treasure box with Juliet--heart wrenching.
nothing. I love the name.
Don't miss this gem.
Loved listening to this book. The audiobook format works really well here as the full cast gives a lot of depth and nuance to the story. This is a book that draws you into the story and makes you care about the characters. The way each of them is revealed through the correspondence to and from Juliette works very well.
How the historical details were revealed in the context of each character's life.
Isila. I love her desire to be Miss Marple
This is a case where the audio book is a much better way to "read" the book than the printed copy. I love performances with a full cast and each of the narrators here rings true to their characters.
Wonderfully entertaining while also deeply moving and meaningful. A favorite that I'm listening to again right away.
This was one of the best narrated books I have listened to.
It has, for me, a rather abrupt tie-everything-up ending, that would have been far more satisfying to draw out a bit in line with the delicious pace of the rest of the book.
There were many opinionated character in this book. Some you could embrace and some you would dismiss. The stark differences was entertaining.
I think Dawsey was my favorite character because he was in love and had no clue what to do.
The narrator kept the story interesting.
I think Isola would be an interesting dinner date. She appeared to be a very honorable person and the conversation would be good.
This book was an incredible illustration of the good and bad of war. Despite what people believe about the enemy, there are good people among them. Elizabeth must have been an unbelievable person.