I had a real hard time listening to this book because of the narrator. I felt he mumbles, his tone went up and down and the pronunciation was difficult to understand. I am used to hearing all different accents, so it wasn't that.
Powerful book. Perfectly executed reading. Noah Taylor reads with a gentle reverence for this gut-wrenching tale of love and loss.
Very much enjoyed this touching story. I understood both mothers and could easily see Isabell's side.
This book is beautifully written and narrated. Although I did not always agree with the choices made by the characters, I felt I understood and empathized with them all. This can be a hard feat for an author to accomplish. I thoroughly enjoyed listening to this book and can't wait to discuss it. There is much to think about.
Mel, a busy homeschooling 34-yr old mom of 3. I love YA/NA Fiction, Historical Romance, the classics like Jane Eyre & Pride & Prejudice.
I enjoyed the book and would recommend it. What a heart-wrenching story. I can't imagine the struggle for Tom, torn between protecting and pleasing his wife and revealing the truth of the situation and suffer the consequences. Performance was good. At first, the accent was hard to understand, but I got used to it rather quickly.
The story was slow to start but once it picked up I didn't want it to end. The narrator was very difficult to hear and understand. More than once I nearly gave up. His words trail off at the end of each sentence as if he is whispering. And to add to that the accent made it hard to understand. I liked the book but recommend you read instead of listen to this one.
I enjoyed the book and it held my interest all the way through. Most of the story is about only 2 characters, but I was completely engrossed.
The narrator was a little hard to understand. He did a great job with the different voices and the Australian accents, but he would start his sentences strong and then taper off at the end of each sentence, so I had to keep the volume way too loud in order to hear the end of his sentences. I usually listen to books at 1.25 - 1.5 times the normal speed, but could not do that with this book, due to the accent and the change in volume.
So disappointed. I'm sure the book was good but I couldn't understand most of it. Narrator mumbled a lot and his sentences would dissipate towards the end so I had no idea what he was saying. I was trying so hard to make sense of his speaking that it took the enjoyment out of it. :(