I'll avoid reading Kate Morton's novels and think twice before listening to Caroline Lee. Although the plot had potential, I felt like I was slogging through an abundant of verbiage to follow the plot. The ending appeared completely unbelievable and the development of specific main characters were not as dynamic to make their actions understandable. Only reason the novel got 2 stars is the plot had me compelled to finish the novel.
Caroline Lee read too slow. To complete the novel, I changed the speed of the narrator.
Many reviews had me believe that I would enjoy this novel. the narrator and author were well matched: Caroline Lee reading too slow and Kate Morton writing too busy saying very little.
I've read this author before and loved her books so purchased this one. However, I maintained interest in the story with difficulty because it moved so slowly.
I liked this story but I was a little disappointed with the ending. I guess I was expecting more of a twist as with The Secret Keepr. Don't get me wrong, the story is well written with well rounded characters and I loved the atmospheric mood but the ending was predictable and so it fell a bit short in the to me.
I am easily amused!
Once again, Kate Morton delivers an epic historical tale with sublime characters and a gorgeous setting and prose beautiful enough to make one weep. Mysteries are unraveled in an unpredictable and delectable fashion. This book moves a little slower than some of the others but that just served to the extend the pleasure.
While the accent of the narrator was more Australian than English, she did a terrific job and enhanced the story with her performance. I own this book in three formats, that's how much I like it!
Yes and no. I enjoyed this book simply because it was Kate Morton, but it would not be the book I would use to introduce a friend to her writing. This isn't her finest writing, nor is it Caroline Lee's most shining performance... I would only recommend it as an addition to fans of Kate Morton's writing already.
Definitely not. This book was long enough, and could've been shortened by 1/4, especially in the first two parts.
I love Kate Morton's books, which is why this was such a disappointment to me. It is by no means a bad book, but all the characters were so disconnected from each other, and the castle was so irredeemably dark - and a snobbish character so blind to it - that I was just not impressed. KM could have done so much btter with this...
Absolutely. Page turner, easy to listen too. Great story.
I love Caroline Lee's voice - So beautiful and kept me listening. I actually started looking or books narrated by her, thats how much I love her voice and way of reading the book.
Audio junkie, caffiene addict, anglophile & a bit of a wino.
Not very exciting - and not very dramatic. I suppose there's a twist at the end but its so long in coming and so drawn out that its hardly worth the 20+ hours of listening it took to get there.
Oh heavens no! I still love historical fiction - just not this book.
No this is my first - she was a good narrator - I'd listen to her again.
One would thing that after listening to everything Kate Morton has written a person should be able to crack the code and figure out the mystery before the reveal. Nope! Kate Morton, you are tricky! With all your twists and turns and false leads, you really know how to keep a reader (listener) entertained.
This one has a nice, creepy Gothic feel.
Only caveat is her stories can be tough to get into. There are lots of characters and different timelines. Take notes!
I loved this book from beginning to end. How Kate Morton weaves the past with the present is so amazing. I love how she developed all the characters deeply so that I, the listener, could make a picture in my mind. I was sad when it ended.The reader is fantastic. Her ability to come up with any accent is amazing and wonderful on the ear!!
Too many to highlight. The book is memorable.
The Blythe twins. Caroline's ability to switch voices so wonderfully is amazing.
I look for books by Kate Morton and read by Caroline Lee because I know I will NOT be disappointed.