I haven't seen the print version. The audio version was hard to follow at first. It jumped from character to character, but once you figured out the flow of the book it got much easier to follow.
The second I realized exactly what was going on. I usually have books and movies figured out rather quickly, but I didn't suspect this one until that exact moment the writer wanted the reader to.
Yes. It was amazing how it all came together. I was very moved by the end.
Great book. I was ready to quit the book in the first part, but I am very glad I kept going. It was worth it.
Yes, she always does a great job. I love her voice.
It was kind of long dragged in places. I did like the way the story unfolded back and forth in the present and past.
The twists of the story are not predictable and oh so interesting.
That the events that happened are very likely and realistic.
Chick lit lovers with more lots of patience
It's length and repetitiveness
Performance was ok.
Whole book promised more than it delivered.
Wish I hadn't wasted my time on this.
Reviews misled me. that's why I am writing this one.
I enjoy mysteries, science fiction, Stephen King, and some fantasy novels. Now and again I like a biography and a bit of history. No romance!
I got caught up in the lives of the characters and couldn't wait to find out what was going to happen to each of them. The author gave life to so many different, engaging, people within this story.
I liked the way the story changed point of view so that most of the characters revealed how they felt at various points. I was also fascinated with the unexpected twists in the story.
I had never heard Caroline Lee read before but I enjoyed listening to her very much. At times, it was as if I were sitting with a friend who was telling a very entertaining story. She has a lovely voice.
I would love to have dinner with Gerry. He is so intelligent and has a wonderful understated sense of humor. He is also very intuitive and has a way of seeing what matters most.
I listened to this audio book in my car while traveling and tonight, when I arrived home, I sat in my car and listened to the last three chapters, wanting to hear the ending before going inside and yet knowing that I would be sorry to see it come to an end because I enjoyed it so much. If all of this author's books are this good, I can't imagine why I've never listened to one before. In my opinion, this is not to be missed.
Tell us about yourself! I am a retired senior who enjoys reading, literally and audibly. I play games on the computer (BFG) and Playstation
I wondered about the story in the beginning it was slow, however it really turned out to be a great book. The author wove a truly mesmerizing story. I kept thinking about the ending and how I never went there. Well worth the time.
This is a very good book. It took me a while to get used to the narrator's English accent, and the beginning of the book was a little slow and hard to follow. By about the 7th chapter I started to really get into it. I have a short attention span so I was pretty close to stopping the book but the reviews were so good I stuck with it and am so glad I did!!
The book is full of history, it has complex characters, love story, and I really got involved in each character. It does jump around from the early 1940's to 2011 and some dates in between. The ending was great. I would definately recommend it.
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This is the second WWII book I listened to in a row - not necessarily on purpose. This was so good I cannot get it out of my head. I liked this as much as Kate Moron's "The Forgotten Garden", my first of her books (maybe her first book on Audible.)
It has some very interesting twists and turns, but the end - the end was excellent – which would not be worth much without the rest of the most excellent story. The stories of WWII in England were as frightening as any other good read, but with a different context. It isn't like one cannot figure out what really happened – but honestly I didn’t get the whole picture. It was so – good – and right at what really happened.
The title is excellent. I cannot wait to listen to it again! And again!! It is very worth the credit!!!
Yes, I would recommend this book. Very sweet and the perfect amount of suspense and mystery. I loved the character development. Great twists and turns, and she ends the book amazingly perfect! I've listened to only one of Kate Morton's other books, but will be downloading the others.