She is a fabulous narrator. Her accent was fabulous and brought the character to life.
No, but by the end, yes.
I wasn't completely engaged at first - the nature of this book means there is a lot of repetition. There is enough there to keep you wondering, but the pace is a bit slow. That being said, about 2/3 in, it completely picks up and the ending was great. I couldn't wait to keep listening to find out what happens next.
This novel is for those who are interested in emotional stories with mysteries and who are willing to put up with tenuous solutions to complexites. The listener must be able to tolerate a British accent that quite frequently gives hysterical readings of the mind of the principle character.
The most disappointing aspect of this novel was its lack of proper editing. There is seemingly unending mental machinations of the first person narrator that makes the listener plead for some real action outside of the mind. At least a third of the novel is comprised of descriptions and thoughts that fail to move the action or bring any significant information to the listener.
It is essential that any potential listener first sample the reading in order to determine whether he or she can tolerate 11 1/2 hours of the same voice trying to differentiate four characters without great distinction.
Since there are really only four characters in the whole novel, none can really be eliminated, although Claire's very limited role adds little.
I love the last 150 years of history. Bully Pulpit and the Wilson biography absolute best!
Idling the car in the driveway for a few more minutes of the story is the biggest compliment a reader can give an audiobook. Orlagh Cassiy's amazing voice got me listening to this book every chance I had.
The story takes off, is plausible and very interesting, about a woman who loses her memory and can only retain one day's worth of information.
The ending is a little predictable and you can see the stitches sewing everything up.
But this is a wonderful listen-to, worth every minute.
Got this book on sale because everything else good I had already listened too or the rest didn't interest me. I love well written mysteries when you can't stop listening. As one of the reviewer's mentioned... this has a "ring" of the movie "Memento". Although a tad melodically... the story was good enough to keep listening till the end which was predictable and fairytale-ish. For those of you who like "lite" mysteries without the edge of your sit moments and very little sexual or dirty words... this one is for you. The narrator was very good.
This has got to be one of the best "reads" - and certainly one of the top three narrations - I've ever experienced.
The premise is fascinating, and the author really does an outstanding job of unfolding everything - all the events - with truly gripping suspense. There are layers upon layers, and I was hooked, listening well into the night.
The narrator herself is an integral component of the experience. I almost always remain detached from the reading, no matter how good, imagining instead the words on the page, and how I would have interpreted them differently. However, in this case I lwas lost in in the spellbinding narration - truly a theatrical performance that lifted me out of my environment and into the story.
Cannot recommend highly enough for those who love suspense and intrigue, well written and wrapped in a unique premise.
It was a good book.A little get the point already in places or u really want something to happen and it doesnt...... Somethings happened and you never found out what happened to this person or that thing which irritated me....The ending was not good I felt it should have continued on at least 1 more day to finish up the story better.No thats not a spoiler.But all n all I really enjoyed the narrator .The narration drew me in and kept me listening :O)
I love good books.
Good solid story that grabbed me at the beginning. I liked how the author pieced together the story without being repetitive. I was interested in the characters and was made to understand how the main character felt about her memory and her past.
Yes it is good story and the narrator is very good.
I listened to this in three or four days and it's about 12 hours.
The story wrapped up quickly and kinda left the listener hanging on the main character's future. But I think that was the point, so it was good and my credit was well spent.
love to read, love to listen
Others mention a technical problem with an echo -- I didn't notice this. Either they fixed it or it's because I can't hear out of one ear. Maybe listening to it out of one headphone would help with the echo. Not ideal, but not driving you crazy, either.
The story was okay, but the outcome was pretty obvious well before it happened.
I had no problem with sound quality or an "echo"
I found this book a depressing slog of buildups and disappointing anticlimaxes. A roller coaster ride with long, drawn-out, hauls to the top followed by disappointing drops; leading nowhere, except to more incessant whining, few if any tangible clues as to what is real and what is not, and failures; all along, to validate clues and ground the reader.
I found the characterization of the husband annoying and unpleasant, which made me wonder if the author intended him to be really unpleasent or if the reader was misreading him.
All in all I found this a frustrating and depressing read.
Very enjoyable, highly recommend it! The story was great. The reading was fine. It wasn't break neck speed, but it was fast paced enough to keep you guessing what the twist was going to be.