The positive reviews written on this book made it sound so interesting. I just couldn't listen past chapter 6. It is rare for me to not finish a book. I was not at all interested in the boring details of how the author in the story writes the novel. The dialog between her and the other characters is boring. The lack of emotion in the relationships left me no desire to continue reading to see what happens. The historical fiction part of the story might have had promise but again the boring dialog between the characters and lack of emotion in their relationships left me not interested. I did not care for the narrator either. I found her to be dull and monotone.
Women who really like historical romance
The reader did her best with a disappointing book, but she sounds bored!
Most of them. Save the old guy who rents the cottage. At least he sounds real.
THIS BOOK TAKES A LITTLE TIME TO GET INTO, BUT ONCE YOUR IN YOUR IN AND THE END IS WORTH WAITING FOR. I WOULD HAVE LIKED A LITTLE MORE WRITTEN ABOUT (CARRIES AND GRAHAMS RELATIONSHIP OR ROMANCE BUT THE ROMANCE OF THE BOOK SHE WAS WRITING WAS GREAT.
I HAVE READ ALL OF THE OVERLANDER SERIES AND I ADORE THEM - THIS BOOK IS NOT THE SAME AS THE OVERLANDER SERIES WHERE I FELT THE CHARACTERS BECOME LIKE PERSONAL FRIENDS BUT I FOUND IT VERY ENJOYABLE - I CHOSE THIS BOOK BECAUSE I HAVE LISTENED TO THE NARRATOR BEFORE AND I LIKE THE WAY SHE PRESENTS. AT FIRST SHE IS A LITTLE SLOW IN THIS ONE BUT PICKS UP AND IS MOST ENJOYABLE TO LISTEN TO. OVER ALL I REALLY DID ENJOY THIS BOOK - LAUGHED AND CRIED
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I was anxious to hear this novel as it was promoted as an.."If you like Diana Gaboldonm you'll like....", but let me tell you, from the first 15 minutes I wanted to stop listening. The narrator was annoying as she had a melodramatic tone which combined with the clumsy prose to make a real stinker. In the "formula" of such a novel, it is necessary to introduce the inciting incident and the ensuing tension quite early; the crux of this novel got lost in the fog. Never had so much regret at wasting money on an Audible selection.
Yes, because of the Scottish accents in the reading. Wouldn't be near the fun to have to read to yourself.
Graham, easy going, strong character, wit
Yes, a little.
Would have got a 5 star except for the ending. Didn't like the ending because of the departure without the daughter. Find that hard to believe even in those times.
I really saw the coast of Scotland in my eye while listening and I enjoyed the historical references. I had a bit of trouble adjusting to the voices the reader did. Just a bit too exaggerated for my taste. Overall a nice choice for the fans of outlander type stories.
I felt Ms. Landor deftly used accents and vocal timber to excellent advantage. She made the stories characters pop into life. Both male and female voices are expertly rendered.
The stories use of point of view was also well done and added to the intrigue of the story and situations. I grew to embrace the characters as friends and felt much empathy for them as their trials increased. A very good and satisfying read.
Will you enjoy this book? Absolutely if you like history and romance. Will it wow you? No. But it is a nice love story that comes with the tears and hopefulness. The story is predictable but with enough twisting back and forth between the plot lines to keep things moving. I enjoyed it and would listen to it again.
I had to slow down my listening of this book. I really don't want it to end. I wanted to savor every moody bit of it.
The weather, the landscape and the ghosts are some of the best characters in this story. I'm also a real sucker for the idea of a place holding the memory of the people who once populated it. I truly recommend this audio book to historical romance readers to listen to and/ or read.