This was my least favorite of the Kate Morton novels as I found it very dark and sad, but still was interested throughout the entire read.
I have a busy career, travel a lot and don't have much time to read, so I listen to Audio books. I love reading!
A book club kind of take it or leave it book. The book that gets left in the box that the girls pass over fot the more exciting stuff! But by all accounts it was a good story, a forgotten story after you put it down, but a bit like eating boarding school food and feeling full but need a good chocolate to finish it off.
Yes. The performance was superb! Caroline Lee's performance had me holding my breath!
The Potato Factory, The Kitchen House and Kate's Secret Garden.
Ms Lee didn't just "read" this marvelous book, she LIVED it -- and let me accompany her, room by room, through every room in the Castle, making each character personal, genuine and alive.
I enjoyed the disjointed dream-like quality of the non-chronological telling of this tale and the way that it maintained the suspense. I thought I had it all figured out relatively early on, but I was mistaken. Then I was mistaken again. Then I was mistaken again. Well done, Kate Morton.
Narration, by Caroline Lee, was spot-on job for the genre and period.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Thrilled that I purchased this book! Love the history and the old castle! Could not wait to listen each day. The book was very long and I like that. Would recommend!
The ending of the book is absolutely overwhelming. Like a train wreck, I saw it coming and couldn't look away. That being said, it was the most appropriate ending.
Caroline Lee is perfect for all of Kate Morton's books. I have listened to several of her books and have enjoyed Caroline's performance in all of them.
This book made me laugh and cry. It kept me riveted as do all of Kate's books.
Kate Morton is a master of time travel and mystery, I am an avid mystery reader and she keeps me guessing to the end.
I have only listened to the audio version and it was fantastic!
The descriptions were so vivid that I felt transported. The feelings and emotions were so well defined that it captured the soul and held it for ransom!
I have not.
I was constantly wanting to get away to listen and could have just listened all at once!
The story is refreshing and mysterious and the end has a twist that you won't see coming!
The Distant Hours is a story that twines the past with the present and influences the future. It is a story about the importance of family and the need to protect them at all costs. If you like Jane Eyre, Wuthering Heights or the Thirteenth Tale, you will enjoy Kate Morton and The Distant Hours.
Tried to read printed version after listening to audio twice. Did not have time to finish.
Her voice gives life to the characters.
Great story that drew you into the characters. Reallly good.