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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.
I listen to books when I'm at work or doing chores. I prefer history and fantasy. My favorite audio book is Going Postal by Terry Pratchett.
I read a reader review here that said this book had a "wet ending" which I thought meant it would be sad. A sad ending almost would have been preferable. This book is great in the first half where it describes interesting stories about German occupation. It starts to nose dive in part two as it switches over to a Jane Austen style romance then finally smashes into the ground during the last 20 minutes.