I wouldn't listen to it again.....because I don't tend to listen to books more than once. But this was a wonderful book with great character development and twists along the way.
There were two...one I could guess at before it actually unfolded...the other was a complete surprise.
She did a great job of differentiating the different voices for the characters. I do find the cockney accent (at least I think it was cockney) annoying after a while...but that's just me.
She sets up the mystery well and holds attention to it throughout the story by the use of the eldest daughter. My mind kept coming up with alternate solutions.
The opening scene in which the eldest daughter tells of the murder.
She was understandable and made the different characters very clear/
The ending was a surprise and made me go back to the opening again.
We all would like to understand the history of our parents.
Caroline Lee yes, Kate Morton no. Her effortful, hackneyed writing makes me grit my teeth. For example:. "...between a rock and a hard place...", "drawing too long a bow" (repeated twice at least), implausible situations (Someone who's lived in a house almost her whole life needs to feel for the light switches? A blind landlady who leaves her light on late into the night?), and generally poor metaphors like kisses that taste like strawberries. Morton's writing is the literary equivalent of bad acting.
Her voices, accents, and timing were perfection.
Yes, it kept me engaged for hours at a time!
The story was excellent, never a dull moment- I was enthralled to the very last minute and didn't want to leave work (where I listen to my stories!)
I fell in love with the book AND the lovely lady that reads the book, she added so much depth and warmth.
I love the author's execution of multiple timelines and the haunting undertones she has throughout her stories.
Though a very different story, "The Secret Keeper" might be talked about in the same conversation as "The Forgotten Garden" because of the format.
I'll probably read anything that Kate Morton writes. If you are new to her writing, I would start with "The Forgotten Garden" and "The House at Riverton". Read these two first and there will be a good chance that you'll hop on board with her future stories. Great author, beautiful writing.
The incredible soothing and remarkably variable reading voice of Caroline Lee that gave life perfectly to Kate Morton's characters.
The character build up, their hopes, dreams, and flaws entangled together with the unexpected beautiful flow of varying timeline where mysteries and secrets lay hidden for us readers to find.
Her voice characterization of each individual person in the story is remarkable! She gave each character a voice I never thought can be done by a single reader!
Definitely! Most of the time, after parking my car in our garage, I would sit there listening to the audiobook refusing to believe I have to wait another time to drive so I can have the chance to listen to it more.
I am now an official fan of both Ms. Kate Morton and Ms. Caroline Lee! I will continue to acquire their partnership on audiobooks...
One of the better books I've listened to. I couldn't wait to get back to my car to find out what would happen.
I liked how it went back and forth in time, following the story from different perspectives. I loved the characters.
Caroline Lee was very good reading this story. Her accent is nice, and easy to listen to.
The story was engaging. I couldn't wait to find out what happened next!
The end was a fantastic surprise!
I loved the whole family!
I was not able to get into the story. I was hung up by the accent of the narrator.
I was expecting a differrent story with more depth.
I loved this story. This is my favorite since Harry Potter! The author was creative and had a twist at the end that was fantastic! The narrators voice was wonderful!
First time listening to Caroline Le.
Very good story; so refreshing to have a story for women that combines history with the current times. British Literature is a favorite of mine.
I enjoy female literature that's wholesome as well.