Information about that period in Scotland's history was very interesting.
I ended up skipping a lot of it as the story seemed so drawn out. I was more interested in the modern day love story than the earlier one.
This is a romance which is not my interest area. However the history was very good.
Interested in historical fiction, intriguing characters and foreign cultures.
Romance novel enthusiasts might enjoy this type of fluff. I prefer intriguing characters in intriguing situations.
Utterly boring yawnfest. Couldn't force myself to finish the 1st half.
I couldn't understand most of what
Descriptions of interiors. Scenes with her agent and her baby.
This was an engaging read, with interesting historical references. I enjoyed the parallel story lines, and the very plausible concept of genetic memory, but I don't think this book can be compared to Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series. Other than it's historical foundation, which many books have, I'm not seeing the connection except as an advertising gimmick.
The narration was pleasant, but sometimes a bit monotone; however, that's probably much better than a narration that sounds like fingernails down a blackboard!
A little action in the story would have made this a better book.
My next book is the Percy Jackson books. I like the easy story telling, which this is not..
I liked the voice of the narrator, but I didn't understand all of the dialects. (I'm from Norway, so scotch is hard)
I think you will like this book if you like stories about dukes and castles and stuff, The major part of the story is based on 1700 (if my memory is correct)
I kept listening for the sheer enjoyment of Sophie's story. The narrator wasn't as bad as some of the reviews would imply. The story got bogged down in minutia and was predictable at times. I am familiar with the Scottish brogue and it is clear Rosalyn Landor did her homework. Rosalyn could have done a better job differentiating the father's voice from the son's, not so much changing the voices but "old" Scot verses "new" Scot.
I was so completely bored with the endless historical facts. I felt the characters were bored with all the facts too. It was like being lectured to for what seemed like forever. I kept shouting at the speaker, I don't care-- I really don't care!
Oh goody! A book in and about Scotland! Oh goody! If you like Gabaldon you'll like the Winter Sea.
Except that Galbaldon can WRITE and poor Susanna Kearsley hasn't a clue. Her stick figures pratter and chirp away about history like they are reading from their junior high textbook.
I'll give her this -- she can really title a book. When I saw The Rose Garden offered I almost put it on my wish list until I saw who the author is.
Narration doesn't do anything to help this along, but don't think even Barbara Rosenblat could rescue this one.
The Winter Sea was different than I had thought when I downloaded my Unabridged version. I don't like the narrator. Especially when she starts to speak Irish with a strong accent so you can't understand a word she is saying.
Well I was disapointed and gave up listening.
Don't know. I gave up listening.
I couldn't even get past the first few chapters. The narrator's voice and acting was really off-putting to me. I've decided to read a copy instead of enduring the recording.
I loved this book within a book. Whenever the historic tale became dreary and sad, I looked forward to the modern tale which was no less romantic (just lighter). I also loved the idea that she was sort of channeling the tale....metaphysical folks may say she tapped into the Akashic records but I like the DNA explanation as well. All fun food for thought. Landor isn't quite Davina Porter who is unbeatable as a narrator but she does a good job. I loved her voice for Moray and Graham.