I wouldn't listen to this book again. The story was so-so, and pretty sad overall, but the thing that drove me crazy was that the narration was SO HARD TO HEAR! This narrator ends almost all of this sentences in a whisper. Less than a whisper, actually, and it's maddening. I often listen in my car and I had the stereo up so loud that the white noise in between words was MUCH louder than his voice. I feel like I missed a lot of the story. It's a shame... he has a good voice, and I felt his voice fit the characters, but it was so dang hard to hear. Terrible.
Not for a while... I need to regain my hearing before I attempt another whispered novel.
I could not understand the narrator. That's a bit of a problem for an audio book. Thank goodness Audible allows for returns. I'm hoping this will be rerecorded with a more clear narrator.
I typically enjoy an accent but this more than that - diction
I listened for 4 hours and the story wasn't getting anywhere! So skipped to the last chapter just to see if there might be a twist! Nope... gave up!
My only hesitation recommending this book is that the Narrator, Noah, is an Aussie and he at times talks very fast and therefore hard to understand. For that reason I wish I had read the hard copy. I felt I missed some things. I loved the story. I felt the anguish of the characters. Life is sometimes so unfair but we all have treasured moments and those are enough. Definitely a book I would read again.
Tragic story with well developed believable characters.
Hard to believe plot line when considering the finding of the baby,
However very understandable and human responses to this fairytale happening.
Great period piece with beautiful descriptions and metaphors.
Be prepared to cry.
I absolutely loved the story. It was written beautifully. My only complaint is that the narrator sometimes garbles his words and it sounds like mumbling.