The narrators voice is vert soothjnb and well done. The storyline is full of suspense and intreging. i enjoy the way the author develops the relationships between thd sisters amd the mother and daughter. I didn't grt how the two families relationsshops really we significant to eachother though, it seemed too separate for me., but I'll listen tomit again and see ifnI missed somethinh. Leaves one feeling melancholy and reflective about life and the way our choices affect those we love.
I can't believe this book isn't rated 5 stars! I absolutely loved it and thought it is one of Kate Morton's best books. It's my second favorite, after The Lake House.
The story follows the intriguing Blythe sisters and the tale of The Mud Man. I love the present day narrator, Edie Burchill who reminds me a lot of Sadie Sparrow in The Lake House. I love the backstory of each character and didn't feel bored at all with them like I did when listening to The Forgotten Garden. I also liked how this book was a little different from Morton's other books by using the first person in the present day storyline. I enjoyed that and also that this book had a prologue. Also liked how well the story was tied together at the end!
Avid reader, enthusiastic grandmother, part-time substitute teacher, seamstress.
I love a good gothic novel. This one is set in a castle with a story that switches from modern day to wartime England and back again. There is a bit of a mystery and a bit of a ghost story. I would recommend it to anyone who liked Rebecca or Jane Eyre. I love a book where the characters are strong women; this one features both women who overcome hardships and women who become victims. There is a tragic undertone running through the entire story. The Distant Hours is now among my favorite books.
I love to read stories with a little mystery in them. Kate Morton is an excellent writer and I look forward to reading her newest book.
Yes, but I did read the book first. I listened to this book in my car all the way to the west.
I didn't really have a favorite character. I liked them all!
I like the way she tells the story with emotion.
Kate Morton takes her time to set up her venues, characters and their angst. What lovely prose and emotions that come off the pages and into our minds. The audio version is my favorite. Brava!
This was so well written and narrated, I felt I knew everyone personally and went through every emotion imaginable. Every transition was seamless and easy to follow. The story was mesmerizing. I would recommend this to anyone with a creative heart!
Well written mystery, although a bit burdensome in detail. Overall depressing story that does not leave one feeling uplifted, but rather with a feeling of regret over the characters.
This is one story that is almost impossible to describe. Such complex characters and storylines. And an endless amount of surprises, one after another. The talent of this author is so remarkable, I've actually never experienced the type of immersion that this story insists on. Because of the many layers of personalities and events, you can't listen to this while doing other things. You do have to focus since there is not one wasted sentence. Absolutely worth every second.