I just finished my second listen in less than 2 months. I missed the characters and location so much, I had to go back. Wish there was a sequel.
In addition to being just what I needed - a book that isn't complicated or serious - The Winter Sea is also well performed.
I've already gotten my book club to read Winter Sea, as well as my daughter. I loved the reader and the story grabbed my attention and made me look forward to my long drives so I could visit with Sophia again. The introduction of the Jacobites was a little difficult to get through at first, but once I got the gist of the history it brought the story to life and made me want to learn more about the Scottish kings.
I enjoyed this story set across generations - as well as how the characters were woven together. The storyline set in the Scottish castle kept my interest throughout - however, the storyline of the "writer" caused more than one eye-roll. The narrator sped through a few times - but otherwise was fine.
This book is one of my favorite audiobooks.
All the historical twists in the plot.
Rosalyn Landor's preformance is marvelous. Her ability to change voices for each character is uncanny.
Past memories recalled
Audible needs more Susanna kearsely books.
I always prefer audio editions to printed versions. This way I can do all sorts of housework that are boring.
First time. She is very good.
I liked few of them.
Very pleasant book to read, with a touch of supernatural.
Centuries of Romance
I love historical romances and Kearsley's descriptions of the surrounding landscapes made the images so vivid in my mind. I could close my eyes while listening to the narrator and see the story come alive. I felt so involved with the characters and even held my breath a couple of times.
Deja Vu or past life memories?
I would definitely recommend this book.
You might find this novel in the "history-romance" genre for marketing sake ,but despite the history and relationships revealed...Well researched and fascinating story of Scotland's Jacobite movement to return King James to the throne, interspersed with a parallel story of an author writing an historical fiction of the time. Love the concept of genetic or collective memory and it works so well here, charming and believable, smooth transition between time periods. Ok - everything is better with a Scottish accent so why wouldn't you read this novel on audible! Ready to pack my bags and head for Scotland now.
Right there with the good ones I'll remember. The plot and magical narration drew me in and held me there. I usually save my audiobooks for walks but this one turned out to be an exception, I grabbed every spare minute I found to listen to this
Outlander. The scottish locale, and historical references remind me a bit of outlander but this book doesn't take from outlander, it stands on its own.
I liked the fact that she was the one who read it! Landor never disappoints. I could listen to her forever.
I was quite caught up in the parallel stories of the two main women characters in this tale of fiction based on fact. One is a writer staying in a cottage by the sea in Scotland, and the other is a woman of the past living in 1700's Scotland. I was fascinated with the historical details of life in the 1700's. At first I thought I might have trouble staying with the two stories, but once I got into the flow, I followed along quite involved with each woman's story. The concept of 'genetic memory' is very interesting! The narrator did an amazing job with the various voices which greatly added to the overall enjoyment of my 'listen' to this book.
The history is accurate and in-depth, not like so many historical fiction romances that just seem to use history as a setting but not really pay attention to the real events or customs.
the accurate history and lack of trashy romance
I will definitely read/listen to another book by this author.