I love audio and ebooks but only give them a 5 if they hold my attention. An avereage story gets a 3 . Thrillers & Crime are my favorites.
Great story about a family's history filled with unexpected secrets. The eldest daughter witnesses a very disturbing event as a child; she revisits it many years later as her elderly mother is dying. The story is told from the mothers view point back in the 1940s and the daughter's research of the situation in modern times.
The characters are enjoyable, the story unfolds in many surprising directions, and its just plan entertaining. I often wanted to keep listening when I arrived at my destination.
I did guess the big surprise at the end but it was not disappointing. I will look for other books by this author.
Like being read to by a soothing master.
Gerald. He played a small, but very strong part.
I'm not sure why I chose this book, but I am so glad I did. Such a good story that sweeps you so far into it that it amazes you to learn that it was 19 hours long! I'm going to check out more of Kate Morton's books!
Absolutely. The story draws you into a different time and place and is quite intriguing. You grow to care about the characters - even root for them, as life gets complicated. I dare not say more for fear of giving anything away.
All the characters were well done. I think Doll/Dorothy was probably the most interesting. I liked Vivian and Jimmy's characters.
I usually listen as I'm going to sleep at night, so don't want a book to keep me up, but towards the end, I could not stop listening, I cared so much.
This was a truly great listen and I highly recommend.
I rate 5 (Loved it!) 4 (Really liked it!) 3 (Liked it!) 2 (Didn't really like it!) 1 (Hated it!) I never rate a book before I finish it!
I love how the mystery unfolded and was solved. I will definitely look into other books by the author and narrater.
A better story!
I didn't mind the reader she has a pleasant voice but the story was to slow to really follow.
The book does not have a bad base but it took to long to get from one point to another and did not build a plot to care about.
Enjoyed every minute. The story and narrator held my interest through many hours on the road. I normally never listen to audio books beyond windshield time but I had to continuing listening in the evenings. Rich story that has twists and turns!
This is my first Kate Morton book and I gave it a 5 star rating. Had I been required to rate it in the first 5-6 chapters, my rating would have been totally different. I had an extremely hard time getting into the story but once I did, it was a constant listen for me. I think part of my problem was getting the "Jack Reacher/Mitch Rapp/Scott Harvath" listens out of my head. This was so different in such a good way. I also enjoyed Caroline Lee's narration talents. I will certainly be looking for others by this author!