Even though I thought the topic would intrigue me, the performance and the style of the novel were very subdued and a tiny bit depressing. I really didn't get into it and stopped listening. I really didn't care about the characters. McGovern just isn't as talented at performing a book as many others who do it more regularly.
I would not listen to anything y Moriarty again.
I can't get a handle on McGovern's accent. Is she English doing American? Because it doesn't even sound sound like a real America accent.
I loved the characters. They were so real. The book was long. I don't know if I would have enjoyed it so much reading it.mListening made it so easy...I didn't want it to end.
E. McGovern makes this already amazing book a true gem. It is an amazing historical story that rings very true to today too. This is a fantastic story that any one would enjoy, even if your not sure give it a try--- you might never spend a credit better!
If not for Elizabeth McGovern, I would have abandoned this book early on. The story, which had great potential, never really developed and became more tedious with each chapter, particularly after Cora went back to Kansas. I would not recommend this book unless you need a sleep aid.
I really enjoyed listening to this book. Elizabeth McGovern was a very believable Cora. It touches on some hard subjects for that time in history. I like books about people and relationships and this one did not disappoint!
I may as well cancel cable now that I am hooked on audible.
Elizabeth McGovern was the perfect performer for this book. She WAS Cora! She made this book alive and calmly played the part during each surprising turn of events.
The revelation of Alan's real love-life. NEVER saw that coming.
I enjoyed seeing her in Downton Abbey, but other than that, have not heard her other Audible performances. I will go look for them now, though.
I did get a little blurry-eyed towards the end of the book.
I hadn't ever heard of the book and now I think it's the best so far!
Mom, married, website designer, portfolio manager in self-imposed exile (yeah Greg Smith!!), former California native, Episcopalian.
What a terrific story!! I really enjoyed the main character, Cora, and how she was transformed by her experience as a chaperone to the wild Louise Brooks. Elizabeth McGovern was a marvelous narrator. I'm looking forward to more books by Ms. Moriarty and hope that Downton Abbey won't take up so much of Ms. McGovern's time that she can't narrate some more choice novels like The Chaperone. It was a great experience.
I enjoyed about three-quarters of this book. Once again, I felt like the author didn't know how to end it and continued for too long. This writer is definitely improving. I look forward to even a better novel next time.