Yes. The story and characters are developed well.
The author weaved a good story that spanned several decades. The plot was interesting and left much to the imagination.
I liked Elizabeth McGovern's voice but at times had difficulty understanding her.
Already named well
I had a hard time with her Kansas accent, wondering if that was accurate, which made me realize how few people I know from Kansas. But her voice was soothing and added character to the characters.
I can see why this is a popular summer read. It's easy to get behind the characters and become wrapped up in their world. It bothers me when modern values are given to characters in historical fiction but Cora's beliefs were based on her life events and it was easy to see how her great secrets would lead to her more progressive beliefs. I actually gasped out loud at one twist. Love that!
The characters in Laura Moriarty's novel "The Chaparone" are well developed and interesting. I found myself caring about them. Each character has many layers which are slowly revealed. The story sweeps the listener along an interesting journey. I had not read rewiews of the book that revealed the story line, so I enjoyed not knowing where the plot was going - I would suggest that to other listeners.
Elizabthe McGovern is a fine narrator. She handles the male and female roles equally well.
Moriarty got her facts correct. Personally, i found find these facts sadly leading to what passes as feminism today.
McGoven does a fine job. I would listen to her again
The Chaperone is a variation on Bridges of Madison Co. except that Cora turned from the honorable moral choice.
Too bad the word reputation no long is stressed to young women. The story of Louis certainly depicts the results.
What a compassionate story in so many ways. Character, love and understanding is key in this novel. Great Listen.
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.