My mom has a lovely antique scale, the kind that has two brass pans suspended from a cross piece. To weigh something you add weight to the lighter pan until the two hang perfectly level. The Secret Keeper reminds me of that scale. There is a lynch-pin event that is the center balancing point. Then on one side we have the characters and action in present day England and on the other the characters and action from the past, primarily London during the blitz of WWII . Kate Morton piles the characters and action first on one side, then the other, adding carefully with a steady hand until the reader is about to burst from the suspense of bringing it all into balance. As the present day characters find clues about the past, stories of the past are revealed with intriguing hints of further clues the present day characters should pursue. The past and present are brought into balance in a most satisfying way. Warning: try to reach the second half of the book as you come to a weekend without too many commitments-- you won't want to put it down!
We waded through the first two parts waiting for answers that never came because we were just too bored to continue
The jumping from one era to another was confusing at times.
The narration was fine. Not sure the narrator could help the story
We were traveling for 1200 miles and we were ready for a good story. We gave this one 400 miles before we looked at each other and said, 'Do you care what the secret is?" and the answer was "No". Just not our cup of tea.
I like historical, southern books - southern accents, antiques - The Ole' West, Ghost Towns, Victorian Era, Southern Humor!!
Perfect book for me! Thoroughly enojoyed!!! Will listen again. Book was nice n' long and that I like. Couldn't wait to finish to see what happened. Was somewhat of a thriller to me, because I could not wait to hear the end! Highly recommended.
I love audioboks!
The story line and journey of the mother
The eldest daughter
Very memorable story, I love the twists and turns! I also enjoyed the descriptions of war time in England, they really brought me to that place and time. This is a story that has really stuck with me and it comes back to me from time to time.
Kate Morton is one of my favorite author's. The Secret Keeper is my favorite to date! Secret Keeper is a great title for the book, becaouse there are many secrets kept through out the book. Ms Morton keeps you gueessing throughtout her book. I will be recommending her book to my book loving friends. This book holds your interst until the very end.
I'd purchase another book by Kate Morton. Would never buy another book with this narrator. Never. She almost ruined it for me.
A different narrator.
Narrator made this so difficult to get through. I loved the story so I stuck with it, but it was really tedious. She spoke entirely too slowly through most parts. At some points, it felt like there was a period after each word. Would definitely have liked a different narrator.
Baker, reader, mother, wife, college student
I simply adored this novel! The narration is excellent and pleasant to listen to. The story itself is engaging and beautiful. It deals with the secrets we keep and how they permeate our lives and the lives of those around us, whether we realize it or not. This book kept me hanging on the entire time. It is quite long, but I was never bored at all and had trouble putting it down to get my work done. I wanted to know what was happening now, what happened in the past, and what secrets were shaping these relate-able characters. Of the Kate Morton books I've read, this is by FAR my favorite!
Liked maybe the first 2 hours and the last 2 hours. If that. I was thinking to myself, come on, this is so boring, I did not care for any of the characters, I liked the ending with the twist, but it took too long to get there. OMG
It was kind of long but that means you definitely get your money's worth. The story was beautifully told and there was a real twist at the end, which I love! I am looking for more of Kate Morton.
"A children's story that can only be enjoyed by children is not a good children's story in the slightest.” --C.S. Lewis
I loved listening to Caroline Lee's accent. It really put the picture of the story in my head.
I am always fascinated with stories of people during the War and how they lived in London at those times. The least interesting to me was that sometimes it seemed to drag on and repeat itself for no apparent reason.
Jimmy--I want to see his photography.
Sadly, this was not my favorite book by Kate Morton. I have normally really loved all of her stories, but I found that a lot of this was unnecessary and repetitive description; I disliked the main character Dolly intensely more and more as the story went on; and I also had figured out the ending long before the modern-time main character Lauren had done so. I was also pretty happy about the ending and wished that the way it had come about had happened sooner.