The way Ms. Morton switches back and forth in time, following her characters from past to present, weaving the story thread so cleverly, keeps the reader intrigued, following the "secrets". The characters are so well developed it is easy to become involved in their "journey". The narration is well done, and the accent adds so much to the listening pleasure of Kate Morton's books, which makes them a "must-hear" experience.
I would highly recommend this to a friend, in fact I have! To everyone I talk to. I have recommended all of Kate Morton's books, and especially the audiobooks. Caroline Lee does an excellent job of narrating.
The Secret Keeper is like Kate Morton's other books. Kate Morton's books are not really like other books I have read. The bridging of generations and eras into her stories make them unique.
Caroline Lee's narration expresses the very essence of each of the characters in such a way that you can visualize them.
Definitely a book I wanted to listen to all in one sitting, however, because of the length of the book it took more than that! Each chapter left me eager to start the next one. Difficult to find a "pausing" place.
Absolutely LOVE Kate Morton's books. They just keep getting better. The Secret Keeper is the best--only because it is her latest and the most recent one I've read!
I became lost in the character's lives
All of Kate Morton's novels
Flashback when Jimmy visited Vivian/Dorothy's home and spoke with Laurel
I have listened to all 3 Kate Morton novels - The Secret Garden, The House at Riverton, and The Secret Keeper and I love them all with the Secret Keeper at the top of the list. Morton weaves the story masterfully back and forth from 1941 to 2011 and ties up all the clues and themes and mysteries in a very satisfying and believable way. I was sorry for the book to end and may listen to it all again soon.
This is the first review I've ever written - I just had to share this great audiobook!
Though this is a very intricate, long audio, I found myself wanting to know more and I was thoroughly involved and motivated to continue. This audio had many surprises, unwinding subtly and artfully. I was absorbed and intrigued. I am glad I continued. It was wonderful. Are there secrets in all the histories of our lives?
In this novel of love, family, and mystery, Morton weaves an intriguing intergenerational tale, exploring the territory we all might well wonder about: just who were our parents before they were our parents? And how well can we know them? and how well do we really want to know them? Morton manages the difficult time shifts with a deft hand, keeping the reader intrigued with the wonderful characters she creates and the tales she weaves.
I found this book to be a delightful surprise. It kept me guessing. I hate it when books are so predictable that you groan and the clumsy foreshadowing. This book gives you hints, but still leaves you wondering. I couldn't put it down. I listened while I drove and while I worked around the house. Wonderful company! I immediately bought another book by Ms. Morton, which I'm downloading now, and I also bought a copy of the hardcover book for my local public library. It is definitely a book to read and share. The narrator of this book is wonderful. Very easy to listen to.
Kate Morton's stories are wonderful. I love how she moves between past and present, telling the stories of two women in different times. And I adore her use of language. So wonderfully descriptive. When I saw this audiobook was released just the day before I was to take a road trip, I purchased immediately - even though my monthly credit wasn't available yet! I am more than happy to pay the cash price to hear one of Ms. Morton's books. And a Caroline Lee performance makes the experience perfection.
The ending was superb. Just when I thought the story had reached its end, there was a wonderful surprise!
I love Caroline Lee's performances. She speaks as if telling a story from her own experience, rather than reading it from a page.
One of the tensions for me with Ms. Morton's stories is always that part of me can't wait to have the mysteries unfold, but another part of me never wants the story to end.
This is one of the best books I've experienced in a long time. The plot was excellent, full of twists and turns that you don't see coming. I loved the way you switch back and forth from WWII England to the present. The narration was wonderful, the accent perfect for the characters. She made the characters come alive. It is one of those books that you don't want to come to an end.