I hear voices. But maybe that's because there's always an Audible book in my ear.
This is such a delightful book. The readers are perfect. I listened to it once and then started all over again -- a rarity. Just terrific.
Everything I want it a book, doubly enhanced by having it read so convincingly. Usually I treat myself to books as I do physical work; this one kept me awake at nights concentrating on listening with laughter and tears.
Of all the audiobooks I've heard, i think this is the one that most lends itself to the audio format. I loved listening to the different voices in the novel. It was moving - uplifting and heartbreaking, a true pleasure to hear.
Addicted to Audible!
I agree with those that said this is a perfect book for audio. I dont think reading it would have been as enjoyable since I am not great at imagining accents in my mind. This was a cute story that came to life by the amazing readers. You will not be dissapointed.
I delayed listing to this one, thinking it would just be too fluffy. It isn't at all.
Great find! Well written with excellent narration. This would be a great companion book to The Book Thief. It sort of reminds me of Charring Cross Road but it's even better
I read it as if I wrote it.
This tale is one of those that lives in you and leaves you wondering what continues to happens with the characters after the story ends. I've found myself wondering what happened with this or someone while I'm folding laundry and I've pounded the Internet for photos and history of the times. The writing creeps up on you with cats feet, causing you to surrender to the plot through the characters. I suspect this is a tale I'll pick up again and again for the sheer delight of it.
I bought this book not sure what to expect but I loved it. I usually buy mysteries/thrillers but this book seemed interesting and it was. It's told via a series of letters between the characters which could be quite dry but the narrators are wonderful. It's written almost as if the people are talking to each in person, not thru letters. I don't know if I would have enjoying reading this book but it was wonderful to listen to. Don't know that I've ever adored a book but that fits for this one.
This was a very delightful book. The format is one you don't find very often and I thought it well written. Although the story dealt with the German occupation in WWII, it did not get bogged down in brutal details, but showed the better side of humanity for the most part. The ending, which you can see coming almost from the beginning, was somewhat of a disappointment. (Maybe because I read a lot of mystery and like to have the ending be a surprise.)
The narration was excellent! If you want a light, enjoyable listen, this book is for you.
I tried reading this book, and found it too fey and formulaic to continue beyond a few pages. Also, the epistolary form made it rather flat and repetitive. The voices and accents of the fine actors solve both problems. Plus a few of the male voices are a joy to listen to; resonant, mellow and beautiful. I really enjoyed it.
But it's wonderful! The characters are memorable, and the many talented readers help to keep the characters straight in your head. The readers bring so much personality to each of the characters that I am grateful I got this first as an audiobook. Reading it myself wouldn't have been as good.