love to read and love audio books!Favorite authors: Marcia Willett,Nevil Shute,Mary Stewart,and Jacqueline Winspear. I could go on and on but wont bore you! I belong to a book group and we often" Listen" to the books we have selected for the month while using a paper copy for the discussion notes. It really enhances the quality of the story.
If you dont like bad language this is not the book for you.I only got to disc two and had to stop the book. I dont enjoy the continual use of 4-letter words in an audio book and hearing it is even worse than seeing it in print. Ill take an Anne Tyler book or an Alexander Mc Call Smith for a good read any day. Wish there was a rating system for audio-books especially if its by an unfamiliar author. Really enjoy the ease of "audible" this is my only complaint...The selection is abundant. Thankyou sharon -california
I was so disappointed by this story. I confess, I bought it because of the title and the cover, which just goes to show you should never judge a book by its cover. The writing was bland, and the narrator, Orlagh Cassidy, was even blander. The story was painfully unoriginal and the characters rather irritating and poorly constructed. The random, gratuitous sex scenes were rather unnecessary and cheesy. They read much like a Harlequin romance might, if it were posing as literature. I struggled to finish this book.
I started listening to this book several times and could not get into it. I nearly requested a refund of my book credit. I thought I would give it another chance and am glad I did. Fascinating and riveting story that makes you think. Three strong female characters made you want to get to know them!
In comparison to some other reviewers, I loved it! If I were to try and distill it down into a single concept, it made me THINK. Both the narration and the story made me pause to think about this time in history and to consider what was happening in the average person's life, in American and Germany. It's been at least 2-3 years since I listened (overdue review!) but I STILL think about the lessons I gleaned from the story.
I am retired and am just getting into listening to books on my Kindle. What a great way to get through a book . This is especially helpful when your eyes arent what they used to be.
This was my first audible book. I enjoyed listening rather than reading and this book was a good story regarding the London Blitz and what was happening back home .
The thing I liked best was that it showed that older people can also have a love story and it was depicted very well.
One of the most memorable moments was when Harry finally did see a U boat and he was so helpless ....you just wanted to help him ring the bell
easy listening and she made the book come alive.
I felt that the ending left a lot to be desired = it was a let-down. The steamy love scenes could have been left out. A little too graphic for my taste. Also the author used too many descriptive adjectives
Although this book had it's moments the ending was rather disappointing and the whole story line just sort of fizzled out. This is the authors first book and maybe others will be be better but it's as though she put all her energy into the first and middle portions and then lost seeing it through to the end. If that what she wrote is what was truly intended though, then I won't be rushing to obtain another one too soon based on this one.
historical. tragic. page-turner
Emily. I love the way she handled even the toughest situations with class and grace.
Not really. If she was narrating a conversation between Emily and Iris, she would pit Iris in a much deeper voice, and Emily would have a high dainty voice. But when Iris was talking to Harry, Harry had a deep voice and Iris had a higher daintier voice. It threw me off an projected Iris as rough and tumble the whole time, hearing her in such a deep voice.
The Book Snob for Paris Life Magazine.
Gorgeously written book about a reporter, an orphan wife, and a postmistress on the Eve of America joining WWII. ??I think it should have been called "The Voices" as it is more than just the postmistress that binds this story together. ??I loved that this book asked the right questions from that period without trying to provide answers for why it all happened.
A reader who loves to sew, which makes Audible ideal. No special trends but always on the lookout for recommended titles. Appreciate good stories not the graphic details which seem to be the trend.
Another example of my interpretation of a good book. Just had to keep listening and kept thinking about it after it had finished.
Three different lives in wartime years. Didn't quite turn out as I planned but a great ending.
Keep the tissues handy.