The narrator's subtle performance enhances this riveting story.
If you enjoy war time tales and mysteries that keep you guessing, you can't miss.
The writing is smooth, although the frequent shifts between decades and characters keep the reader engaged.
I am not compelled to rave about this book to anyone; it's a good story, but not a great one. The story, I feel, is much longer than it needed to be. There were other reviewers that mentioned that there was a lot of "smoking" in the book. Well, they were right! But the story line seemed to glorify smoking, which is what bothered me. It was just not necessary or pleasant to have it in the story so much. The narrator has a very pleasing voice.
No I would not. It's not the kind of story that is a "stand out".
I can't think of a favorite scene.
Much Ado About Nothing
This was such a wonderful story. I want to hear more now by this author. I'll be looking forward to my next listen.
The narrator had the most pleasing voice, and did such a marvellous job of bringing this amazing story to life. I just wanted to the story to go on and on.
The surprise ending
She brings the characters to life and her clear soothing voice makes every detail important. I find my mind can wander when listening to other stories, but her voice and the story itself kept me listening to every single word
Viviene was the most memorable character, but to say why would spoil the fun for other listeners
This has been one of the most enjoyable books I have listened to in a very long time
This book was more than I expected. So many things that I did not expect the narrator was the perfect fit for the book.
Kept me interested
Good story, it kept me interested from beginning to end. I very much liked that once what I thought was the answer to the "secret" had been answered; the book added more layers to the secret and kept my interest and enjoyment right through to the end.
I enjoyed her ability to give personality to the voices of the characters.
The mystery (or secret)
Dorothy, can't say why or I'll give away the secret
Caroline's accent made me feel like I was right there in England during WWII.
At times I was a little frustrated that I couldn't figure out the secret. I kept thinking this better be good to keep me hanging this long but in the end it was well worth it. The story really needed to play out entirely to understand.
I don't often recommend books because not everyone has the same taste in books, movies etc. This one however I would recommend to anyone who enjoys a good book. More and more I'm starting to love Kate Morton and her reader Caroline Lee.