I love to read and quilt. However I always have a problem trying to decide if I would rather read or quilt since I love them both. Audible has solved my problem. Now I can quilt and listen to my favorite books. I love it.
No, once was enough. I did enjoy it the first time but I am not one to read the same book twice or listen to the same story twice. This was good but not that good.
probably not, NormallyI enjoy a story that moves from time to time but this on audio was difficult for me to follow and though the naration was well done, I personally don't care for most British narrators.
the mystery of the murdered man and Dolly's past.
I believe so.
Kate Morton does not just write stories she weaves chapter by chapter into a beautiful work of art. Caroline Lee's narration is icing on the cake. She brings the characters to life. When you finish an exceptional book... there is a certain sadness.. like you are saying goodbye to friends.. this is the experience of this book.
Definitely. The story is great and very suspenseful. The reader uses clear character voices that are not over done.
Like all of Morton's books, the mystery is so surprising! I can never guess the ending.
Middle aged professional with long commute whose goal in listening is to be entertained.
This gothic mystery has three of my favorite elements of a good story - a good mystery, 'time travel' (through parallel narratives) and coming-of-age transitions. Caroline Lee is as good as ever (the whiny character's whining really began to irritate me!), and the character list is easily manageable for listening.
This is similar to Kate Morton's other books, which are interdependent multi-generational mysteries focusing mostly on the female characters within a larger family saga. Unlike her other novels, I suspected the right answer to the mystery fairly early on. From other reviews I see that this is not an unusual experience, but I found it didn't spoil my enjoyment of the story. The rich background descriptions of living in London during the blitz, the development of interesting and flawed characters, and the details of how it all came about make it a great listen anyway.
What a great listen. This is the kind of book that just keeps drawing you further and further in to the story, while finishing with a completely unexpected ending. I really enjoyed it. My only complaint is with part of the narration - for some reason the narrator feels the need to give one of the main characters an Irish accent (for the life of me I don't know why). It's completely unexpected when she first does it, and she continues doing so throughout the book. If you can overlook this, it's a great story.
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.