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.
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.
At times I couldn't wait for the story to be over but at other times it was compelling and interesting.
All the characters were equally portrayed, all equal.
Probably Vivian was my favorite by this artist
I think Kate Morton is talented but she should try to shorten it a little.
There were quite a few twists to the story but it took an awful long time to get to them
I think Jerry, the brother. He was so interesting.
Not laugh or cry, but I did think about it and what the characters were up to when I wasn't listening to it.
Great book that gives you glimpses of the past, and the tale of the unwinding mystery kept me hooked until the end.
Caroline Lee is an excellent narrator and Kate Morton does an great job of transporting the reader to the time and place. I really felt like I was there.
I love Kate Morton's stories. Each one is my favorite.
I bought this book in a sale, because it sounded interesting and it was LONG (more hours of "free" listening.), even though I was unfamiliar with the author.
The story begins in 1961 with 16yo Laurel witnessing a strange crime, and then skips from there to 2011, and back to 1941, weaving all the background, and the "dectective work" that goes into Laurel finally figuring out what happened and why.
On one level, it's a mystery, on another a romance, and in some places, it is just a story (it drags a little in some places). At times you'll think you've got it all figured out, but there are several key pieces that don't really fall into place till the last minute. It's a really well-crafted story.
Overall, this is just a really good story, that kept my interest till the end. I used my next credit to buy another Kate Morton book, and hope to find it as good as this one.
Secret Keeper is the most satisfying novel I've listened to in memory. All the loose ends that don't make sense come together with the final explanation and everything falls into place. It is beautifully narrated as well. This is a 5 star book.