I've heard better narration. She seems to loose and gain accents. I was intrigued by the story line and really got connected to the characters.
I picked this book based on the reviews and was so glad I did. I loved it. This was a wonderful story. I wasn't ready for the story to end. The reader's voice was just right for this story which added that much more. I found myself listening to this in the grocery store parking lot because I just couldn't get enough of it.
Nicola Barber was the narrator and I didn’t really like her attempt at accents I think it would have been better if she just stuck to the accent (guessing her real voice) she used when narrating the in between people talking. Since I had already listened to The Winter Sea I couldn’t help wishing Roslyn Landor had narrated this one too because she did such a great job with the accents in that one. It wasn’t awful and I still enjoyed the book very much but there were times the narration just wasn’t right. And I’m not saying I would never listen to this narrator again as long as she’s not doing accents especially an American accent.
I do so enjoy Susanna Kearsley’s writing it flows so beautifully from one century to the next; her characters are so fully fleshed out and believable. This is a great time travel book with a wonderful story in both times.
Eva comes to a place of her childhood to recover from losing her sister but soon after arriving odd things start to happen, at first she thinks she’s hallucinating, and then losing her mind, but then realization strikes that she is actually traveling through time. In the past she meets Daniel Butler, smuggler and rebel, the times she ends up in are full of danger and treachery but there is one shining light and that is Daniel Butler. The romance aspect was sweet with both Eva & Daniel still recovering from a loss and both slowly heal as they come together. I think Fergal (*sp audio) was my favorite character other than Eva he was so kind and witty. The twist at the end I didn’t see coming and actually rewound back to listen again it was so good!
If you like time travel, historical fiction with a nice splash of romance, or a fan of Daphne DuMaurier or Diana Gabaldon I highly recommend this book and this author. I have become a huge fan of Susanna Kearsley and plan on reading everything she has ever written!
4 star book 3 star narration
It was a good book with excellent narration, however it should not be under romance but time travel fiction. It was a little too flowery for me but at least it is not overly long. I like time travel but do not compare this to Outlander in any way. Has nothing to do with that. The characters share one kiss for the entire book and we don't get to see much of the timeline in which she travels. The main character is also a girl with hardly any skill for survival in the early 18th century. I did like the lay line view of travel through time and to be honest going back in time was less interesting then the mystery uncovered in the present.
The best way to read.
I usually like books with a faster tempo and more action. This story is sweet, but not much detail. For me, it was missing something....but for others it probably an endearing book.
I liked it very much. The reader did an excellent job. I wouldn't change it.
I thought it was just right. I wished for it.
Her reading was very good, much better than I could have read myself. Her accents and delivery were well done.
I really enjoyed this book, which has a whiff of romance and a whiff of time travel without being a bodice-ripper or a sci-fi novel. Susanna Kearsley is one of my favorite authors and I highly recommend her books. I wish audible had more of them.
Good believeable characters, great narration and a thoroughly enjoyable listen.
I have listened to it twice. It's a great story.
The writer describes the area, it makes you feel like you are there.
No. I prefer to listen to books that contain more than 15 hours. I seek out the longer books.
Everything from the description of the setting to the emotion of the characters….
Fergel... not sure who this character is based on in the authors life but you can tell anyone would be lucky to have a friend like that watching your back. Besides he's Irish and we rock.
She is such an amazing narator (which makes or breaks an audio book in my opinion) that I have started searching for her instead of titles or authors. She is pleaseant to listen to.
When Eva appeared in the past and was confronted by a charming man in bed
I ignore genre labels. Some of my favorite books are outside my genre comfort zone. Listening to audiobooks is still reading. Not theater.
I did not enjoy this book as much as The Winter Sea by Kearsley. It developed very slowly. And the first quarter of the book basically focused on loss and the resulting depression. The plot premise - time travel - was fused into the plot well enough that the book didn't scream "fantasy!" My only argument with that aspect was the hero's automatic acceptance of the heroines abrupt entrances and departures. He hardly seemed curious about it and acted as if it was not a problem if the love of his life spent the rest of their lives uncontrollably entering and exiting his world.
However, the explanation provided near the end regarding how the time travel occurred and who else shared in the adventure was very well done. I wish this part had been expanded. This would have been a great subplot.
Unless you get board to tears if a book moves at a leisurely pace or you can't stand time-travel themes, I recommend this book.