I don't know that I cared for the style of the writing of this book. I felt like I missed a lot of the detail and enjoyment of the action while just hearing about it in past tense through letters. I am glad I listened to it because of the different narrators for each character. I found it hard to really feel like I was in this book. On the other hand, I liked learning of the part that the island of Guernsey played in the war, and I too find refuge in books, friends, and good food as they did.
Tell us about yourself!
This is a truly "dear" book, beautifully written and narrated. I was sobbing at some points and laughing till I peed at others. WW2 is passing into memory and a reminder of those noble folks is always worth while. Gurnseys have always been my favorite dairy cow, now I know why And absoluely I want to visit Gurnsey
Wonderful book, but given great dimension by the readers. Highly, highly recommended as a listen, and as an introduction to Guensey
I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook, and I think the narrators did a fabulous job of bringing the characters to life. The story is compelling and the characters are just plain wonderful - very well done. I also learned about the German occupation of the Channel Isles during WWII, something I had previously known little about.
It is everything all the others have said about it, so I will not repeat their comments.
This audiobook it is definitely worth the time an credit, and if you haven't read it yet, you should - you will not be disappointed! It is now one of my top ten!
Highly, highly, HIGHLY recommended!
Not a bad book - but not a great book - just an okay book. I listened to this book on a whim because of the whimsical title. It started out strong - in spite of the fact that you need to get used to hearing everything introduced as a letter - and the multiple narrators do an outstanding job of making the story interesting. Over time, however, I grew tired of listening to one letter after another, and I also grew tired of the story. It is predictable and not that interesting. If you have time - its okay.
I love audioboks!
I did not like the format of letters. Some people may really like this but it isn't for me.
Nice ending, saw it coming, but that doesn't make it bad.
Visit Guernsey someday
This story was just so-so for me. I liked learning about Guernsey and its history. It's a part of the world I knew nothing about. I had no idea it had been occupied during the WW2. I also enjoyed all the quirky island characters. Other than that, the story didn't really do anything for me and I really can't say exactly why. The plot seems unlikely, but many books are about unlikely things and I still enjoy them. Maybe the story was too all over the place and had loose ends. Oh well, win some, lose some.
Yes the storyline. What is the story besides a lot of gossip.
Nothing or the book wouldn't exist.
They all sounded fine, but fine isn't enough.
I was hesitant to download something with such a twee title, but decided to go ahead after reading the reviews here. Well, it is not quite as twee as the title, but much worse, most of the characters are just devices so the authors can deliver lectures about their presumably favourite authors. Avoid.