There is nothing to add to the many glowing reviews I've read here,
Very little has been said about the performance, so let me point out that McGovern's performance was perfection; right down to Cora's subtle Kansas accent; and her ability to, seamlessly, switch from one accent to another is remarkable.
I seem to be the only man to have read this book; understandable, it's a "girly" book; but it was very insightful and loved every minute of it.
Of course the fact that I'm gay may have something to do with it. (-:
Turns out it was relevant; but I don't want to spoil it for other, potential, readers who may be considering reading it so I'll say no more.
I will most likely listen to this again. It was completely captivating.
Elizabeth McGovern gave an excellent performance of this beautiful novel. It may seem trite, but she brought the characters to vivd life.
Elizabeth McGovern was exceptional! Her narration was spot on -- she was perfect!!!
The story was compelling for anyone who loves fiction or, more specifically, historical fiction. Unforunately, as so often happens, the story lost steam in the last quarter. Overall, I enjoyed the book, but as an audio book junkie, I have to say that McGovern's narration was flawless!
What a great performance from Elizabeth McGovern! I loved how this story offered glimpses of early twentieth century America. I was imagining the lives of my grandmothers, both born in 1903, one very staid, the other a New York flapper.
Though jolted by the drastic change of pace towards the end, I have to say I'm glad the author let us in on the lifelong fates of the characters. It's a great story and an easy listen.
The characters are imperfect yet likeable people easy to identify with.
I liked Earl for his basic decency.
Her midwestern accent was entirely believable.
Love conquers all.
I was amazed at how much time was covered so thoroughly. It was almost epic like.
Yes, Elizabeth McGovern had a lovely, soothing tone. She captured the characters perfectly
Louise was enigmatic and surprising -- not always in a good way.
I have never listed to any of Elzabeth McGoverns performances, it was delightful
Cora -- she was a solid, well known characters, but her arc was very interesting and her ability to reexamine what she believed was refreshing
Elizabeth McGovern knows how to read a story . . . and her voice invites you to immerse yourself immediately into Cora's life . . .
loved characters, interesting story, enjoyed time period inwhich it was set
when she learned about her monther
Very interesting and entertaining. Read with a lovely voice.
Water for Elephants. It provides both good and bad aspects of a bygone day. It offers a little romance and many surprises.
simple - change - inlightment
Cora lived the life she thought she needed to live but finds out just how much she settled.
I think she was able to make each character their own but I think one can "hear" Cora grow as the book goes on.
when Cora meets her mother for the first time.