suspenseful, interesting, a good read
when mr. hardy was murdered
could have given a more lively, dramatic performance. they definitely could have chosen a more talented narrator
The author did a great job of setting up the scene, developing the characters, and the tempo of the book was hypnotic. There was enough adjectives to really feel like you were in the boat with them without droning on about unimportant details.
She did voices great and kept the tempo easy to follow. her voice was very easy on the ears and sounded uppity victorian just as you'd expect the main character to be. Perfect fit!
There was a little hitch in the book near the end where they went abrupty from teh lifeboat to the court, to the lifeboat, then to the court, then flashbacked to the lifeboat after the trial was over for wrap up. I'd have preferred just wrap up the story, then move into the court stuff.
I was also a little disappointed that Grace didn't learn much nor come out of it a better person overall. There was also little about her realtionship with Miranda after the trial. I'd assume she learned a great deal about her sister and would have done more, but she sort of wrote her off.
if you are at all interested in the Titanic survivor stories, this is definately for you!
The men and women from the early 20th century didn't seem realistic. They were too proper, too guarded with their feelings. I'm sure that people from that time WERE more guarded and proper, but they seemed to be more stereotypes than actual characters.
The power struggle between men and women was an interesting theme, and setting this in a time before women could vote was a good tie-in. But when the characters were interacting with each other in their socially acceptable ways, it just didn't seem believable. A little too Merchant & Ivory for me.
I enjoy listening to audio books because they entertain me while doing other mundane life's chores!!! I am taken to other places and have an eclectic taste!
I am only halfway through and will save the rest for a rainy day. The story drags on and on. I may be influenced from others who finished the book in my group. Overall, we were not so impressed. May edit this review in future, if I ever finish.
yes i would listen again-may have misse d some of characters strengths and weaknesses
grace- she was the most incharge of her own destiny
the italian women shaking the feather in eye of the captain\
The narration was fine but the story was boring and slow and i stopped listening about halfway through.
I don't know what you mean by "this genre." Historical fiction? Lifeboat stories?
The performance was fine.
I really enjoyed this book! The plot took some surprising turns and in the end I wasn't sure who was the bad guy and who was the good guy. Very thought provoking!
Good job on the different accents, male vs. female characters and I felt drawn in by the performance!
Human nature examination.
The development of Grace, the protagonist and the eventual unveiling of her character. There is a lot to read between the lines.
A perceived innocence and naivete of Grace initially, then as the story continues, a deeper understanding of Grace's motivations and life plans.
Mrs. Grant, a force to be dealt with, but Grace certainly leaves a lasting impression.
Very interesting read. It was a bit difficult in the beginning, you feel a little claustrophobic stuck in the boat with its passengers. However as the story moves along, there is much more to learn about the occupants and there are passages where you leave the boat with Grace, the lead character, learning about her history, her family, her losses, her desires, her accomplishments, and ultimately her determination and survival.
I would recommend this BOOK to a friend, but not this audiobook. The narrator's voice was a little odd. I thought maybe it was just me, but I was listening to the book while cleaning my apartment and, when my roommate came home, he immediately started complaining about the voice. I guess it wasn't just me after all.
Overall, her voice just didn't connect with the story. I'm not sure if it was her tone or inflection, but she sounded like she should have been reading something much more modern, not a book set in the early 20th century. From the sound of her voice, I would want to share a cocktail, gossip about boys, and go dancing with Rebecca Gibel... but I just couldn't accept her narration of this book.
It was very intriguing . It kept me wanting to learn more.