The story was just okay. The time travel aspect of it was poorly developed and the love story was not believable. Nobody does time travel as well as Diana Gabaldon.
No. I loved listening to Kearsley's book, "The Winter Sea" and expected the same caliber of story.
Not one of the better readers. I found her voice immature. Sometimes she had an American accent for one of the characters and sometimes she didn't.
Having listened to The Winter Sea by Susanna Kearsley, I couldn't wait to listen to more of her books. She has a true gift.
The two stories flowed gently. There were no harsh transitions.
Nicola Barber was an excellent narrator.
I didn't want to rush through the book. I enjoyed listening to the story in shorter segments. I wanted to savor the story.
I highly recommend Susanna Kearsley's books. I have also read The Winter Sea and Mariana. I can't wait to read all her books.
Susanna Kearsley's is one of my new favorite authors.
I was thoroughly entertained by this book. I listened to it on my long drive to visit my mother in another state during the Thanksgiving holiday weekend. I enjoyed the characters who all had such bold, yet different personalities. Thanks to the combination of Susanna Kearsley's writing and Nicola Barber's narration, I could picture each of the characters as if they were standing right in front of me.
The only area of improvement that I would point out is the way Nicola Barber would suddenly lose a character's accent while reading their part. It was a little distracting at times.
Overall, however, I thought the audio book was well done. It brought to mind one of my favorite movies, Somewhere In Time. Only in this book, the woman is the one who goes back in time.
A whole different book.
No. Not on a bet.
Big disappointment. From the description, I thought there'd be more mystery, more build up, but it was a boring "oooh I'm in love with him from moment go" type of yawner. No need to suspend belief for the time travel - I was wishing I could go bank in time to have back the hours I spent listening to this hogwash.
the story was well written and very enjoyable to listen to, it was different from the usual story i like to "read" but I really enjoyed it
The "moment" in front of the fireplace where they first kiss, so romanctic without being sexual or cheezy
when she would travel back in time
This book was slow from the beginning and the story line did not go anywhere.
I should have paid better attention to the other reviewers when they said the narrator reads internal thought with a British accent and speaks with and American/Canadian accent.
Don't waste your money on this one!
This is my first purchase and I loved the book--when I read it. I just hated how NIcola Barber put a Cornish accent on everyone and lowered the register of her voice for the male characters. I wonder if the male readers put on a falsetto voice when they read the parts spoken by women. If this is standard practice I doubt I will purchase any more audible books.
This story needed more depth. It was difficult to connect with the characters and therefore I was uninterested in what I felt was a contrived plot and conflict. If you are interested in time travel romance stick with Outlander.
I'm not sure why the reference was made to Outlander, because this is certainly not the saga that Outlander was. Maybe because of the time travel element. I did, however, really enjoy this book. It's fairly light. Some of it is sad because it starts out explaining how Eva is feeling all alone in the world and why she travels to Cornwall where she spent some wonderful Summers as a child.
It's interesting mode of time travel portrayed in this book, sort of a merging between two worlds that Eva has access to, but cannot control. Plus there is an addition of another time traveler and a few twists that make it a really interesting read. The author made an interesting point that in our modern world the idea that time cannot be changed is so ingrained that we believe it to be true, but she wonders if it is actually true. Events in the book lead you to make a guess at her conclusion.
It's not Diana Gabaldan if that's what you are looking for, but it's a nice listen and I kept wanting more. In fact, I was sorry when it ended. I would like to have seen what happened next.
The narration was well done. Nothing outstanding, but I think the narratot's voice fit Eva's character well.
I believe I will try another of this author's stories. These kinds of books make my commute much more enjoyable.
It was little hard to get into, but keep at it. It's gets better. Entertaining and a great ending.