Great story- and made even better by the epilogue. Liked the narrator's voice. Am now a Jo Jo Moyes fan!
The story is too unrealistic - a divorcing couple taking a teenager to the house they are about to sell, a selfish ex-husband who suddenly acts caring and responsible, a caring and responsible woman who suddenly acts selfish and hysterical. And a teen girl with a brain of 6 y.o. (main problem of the story, just too dumb). I did not like anyone in this book because they were all too grotesque. Not a single positive character in this book,even a horse was bad-tempered.
I really enjoyed this story it shows how a lack of communication can be so detrimental in any kind of relationship!
I was not fond of the male narrators. They should use a man rather them disguise a women's voice. It made Mack sound unpleasant.
Two love stories
The love for a horse
Yes, listened to it twice.
I love this author and this one is my favorite.
One of the best novels I've read that truly gets at the heart of the love of developing a relationship with a horse. The human story is also enthralling with all the nuances of longterm relationships. I loved this story. I listened to it on a 7 hour car ride there and back and then some. I'm sorry it's over.
A bit of a slow start but excellent once you get going. Well worth the read. I liked it very much.
Great story line. Engaging story. Splendid narrator. Recommend highly.
The bridging of both eras. The strength of the characters and the power of hope
This book was SOOOOOOOO good!
At first I was impatient for the author to finish getting all of the characters on the stage so that something would start happening. The characters were all so emotionally dishonest and closed off and everyone was in such sad places.
Then when all the characters did start interacting with each other, the drama got even more heartbreaking!
So why am I recommending this tear jerker of a story? Because it was so GOOD. The characters were great, the emotional tension was taught, the worlds we were introduced to (both the urban stable yard and the French riding academy) were exotic and previously unknown to me.
Julie Franklin communicated the action and drama very well, but the voice she created for Mack was a little coarse and did not lend itself to Mack's tender moments. I probably would have preferred a younger sounding reader, but I certainly enjoyed the story as Franklin performed it.
Absolutely. I am on the road a minimum of 3 hours a day. I would find myself getting off the highway an exit after mine and driving through town so I could listen to more.
I have listened to over 30 books in the last year and this rates in the top 5. Excellent story, excellent narrator. Cannot say enough good about it. Listen or read--it is a good one.