This book deserves the consistently high rating. It is a little slow at the beginning, but it is worth it to listen to the end. Sometimes the narration makes it a little difficult to distinguish between the different females in the story -- nothing that a little rewinding doesn't solve.
Characters are well developed. Great insight into the Second World War in England. Did not see the ending coming. Loved the narration.
I highly recommend this book. It is cleverly written and there's never a dull moment. A few surprises along the way too! Really like the narrator, Caroline Lee as well.
I have not yet finished listening to this story, but so far I am enjoying it very much. However, Im very frustrated by the narrator. As an American, I dont know much about English accents. So, I cant tell if they are good or bad, but she keeps switching accents for the same person! Dorothy aka Dolly, one of the main characters, speaks in a different accent at different times....one minute she has one accent, the next it sounds like a scottish brogue! I would be curious to know if it is just me that is hearing this or others have, too. The narrator has a nice speaking voice, good rhythm, etc....but I dont understand the different voices...
I don't think I've cried at the end of a beautiful book like this, since The Help.
A little slow going but it turned out to be a very intricate story. I'm definitely looking for other books by this author.
If it was 75% shorter.
She did the best she could. I love the British accent.
I'd have sent her back to the drawing board to start over.
This was painfully slow, overly descriptive and the characters are either boring or extremely annoying. I had high hopes given the other ratings but I thought this was pretty awful.
This book is a great story fulfilling so many requirements to spellbind a reader. I loved the characters, they were so real! I could care for each despite their mistakes and faults. The time period for the story and the mysteries it contained were like stepping into the past. This book has intrigue, love of many different kinds, secrets to be revealed, human stories of lives and times that are believable. I could relate to the thoughts and feelings of how children, both young and as adults view the events in their lives, how understanding often comes later in life if it comes at all. How most of us growing up never consider the lives of our parents when they were young and what happened to shape their lives.
It is the best Kate Morton I have as yet to read. So full of life and the truths it holds.