I think it was very compelling in audio.
The realistic representation of the Blitz destroying the cafe.
The characters were easily discernible from each other.
When the daughter realized the truth about her mother it was truly a moving moment.
I kept finding other work to do so I wouldn't have to stop listening!
The atomsphere of the plot with her accent.
Really enjoyed this book. The Caroline Lee really uses her voice to suck you into the story. I like the way Kate Morton writes, she gets you all involved with one character and then switched to new one in the next chapter.
Mystery that affects two generations
This is the second book I've listened to from Kate Morton, and if the third one is overly long like this one, it will be my last
She lingers over every word, making the book at least 50% longer than it needed to be. Thank goodness for the ability to speed up the voice - although I had to listen to the last half of the book as if it was read by Alvin and the Chipmunks, it was the only way I would be able to finish it. I was going crazy listening to word - pause - word - pause - word....
I spent far too long with these people as it was.
Maybe I've lost the ability to be surprised, but I figured out the "big mystery" about half way through.
Kate Morton couldn't get any better, she wrote this. It is clear that Morton gets better with her slight of hand with each book, and her slight of hand was pure perfection in this book. When the secret is revealed in the book, which, as always was read expertly by Caroline Lee, I have to admit, I slammed on my brakes in the middle of the freeway, and yelled, "What the...!" I always look forward to Kate Morton's books, but now I am excited to see how she is going to knock my socks off next time!
The characters are amazing and the author takes you into their world with wit and charm.
Traveling back into history and putting the pieces together in such a way that I could not stop listening.
When I realized who the mother really was.
A must listen for anyone who likes good fiction. Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors.
This is the second time I've been put to sleep by a Kate Morton book. I guess that is good news if you listen to your stories at night to help with sleep. Way too much detail in this book - could have been half as long.
I am a high school American Sign Language teacher. Ph.D in multicultural Education. Married, 2 grown daughters.
Trying to figure out how the mystery would unravel. As always, the end was a total surprise!!
She is the best narrator I have listened to. A gifted storyteller.
Kate Morton has such a gift for weaving a story and like magic it unravels at the end with in a perfect finish, not to be given away throughout the novel. Bravo!!
Love the way the story continues to develop all the way to the end. It's wonderfully not predictable or obvious. Both story and performer are fabulous!!
The author keeps your attention and lets you see the people, places and colors in the story.
When Laurel sees her mother's siblings photos in the locket.
This is one of my favorite narrators. Her voice is always so perfect for the part. I like that she doesn't try to imitate the male voice and spoil the flow. She is a natural choice.
No. 25 Camden
This is my first Kate Morton book. I cant wait to read them all.