"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.
The story itself was a little slow going, but once you get into it, you can't let go. I don't normally write reviews of books but this one took me by surprise and left me wanting more. I am now hooked on Kate Morton's stories and Caroline Lee is an incredible orator. I can't wait to read another of their books.
I couldn't possibly pick just one character, they were so intertwined that I have to say I loved them all.
I don't want to give the story away. Suffice it to say that when the story unfolded, I was both surprised and delighted at the turn the story took.
I listen to books mostly at night to relax. This book though, kept me wanting to listen to more. I ended up going to bed early to listen to the book to help relax me and put me to sleep and instead, I stayed up late listening to it!
Great Book. Will listen to many more of her books and just love the sound of Caroline Lee's voice. Couldn't have picked a better orator.
Having not read the print version I don't know.
I would try another one, the story was entertaining.
The bomb scene
When is a secret best left a secret?
I enjoyed this story. As I said it was a little predictable but I enjoyed it. I liked the scenes moving between the mother and daughters lives and the way that the sisters interacted. It was very well read with distinguishable characters.
Yes, you just fall in love with all the characters’ and don't want it to end, what a sweet sweet story.
Her voice is such a pleasure to listen too its like music to the ears.
I had no favorite character I loved Dolly, Jimmy and Vivian
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!