I agree with a previous reviewer that it is hard to find a particularly likeable character in the first two thirds of this book. However, the last third more than made up for that. Also, listening to this book a second time I found it full of delicate and subtle foreshadowing. The descriptions of life in London during WWII were fascinating.
I have read all of Morton's novels and loved them, but I admit I had trouble getting wrapped-up in this story to begin wth. None of the characters drew me to them. Each seemed to be deeply flawed. Don't give-up if you feel the same. It takes awhile but in the end Morton does not disappoint.
Loved the setting of the story, both time wise and location.
It kept me intriqued, entertained, and wanting to hear what was next.
Great voice and her accents were perfect. To the point I have looked for her now when looking for my next book.
My kind of book!
As usual, Kate Morton has written an excellent story and without saying too much, "the secret" was one I never expected. Love her books and I think Caroline Lee is the best narrator I've encountered on Audible so far!
I'm so glad I bought this book! This long and intricate story kept me interested and tested my listening skills as it flipped back and forth between time periods and characters. It moved slowly through the story, as good character studies do, then left me sad to have it end. The only slight criticism I have is the narrator's insufficient differentiation of her voice for the various characters.
The storyline was great but way to long and too many details at some points. There were times I was tempted to fast forward over but then afraid I would miss something important. There was overkill in the descriptions at times that made me a little crazy. The last 1/4 of the book was great but wished the first 3/4 would have been condensed some.
I liked how the story went between current day then flashed back to the past. As for the least interesting, as I noted above Morton went into overkill in the descriptions at some points in the book making it very tedious.
I haven't listened to any of her other performances before but this was great. The English accent made you feel like you were there. She did a great job and would listen to her again.
Avid reader....... passionately addicted to Audible!
This is Morton's best yet. Narrator is always key in her books. I feel as if I am in the story as it happens. Did not want book to end.
This is a wonderful read. I changed my thoughts of the ending several times and never guessed the correct one. Loved all the twists.
Kate Morton is one of my favorite authors, so I eagerly await each new publication. This novel is another great read.
I really did enjoy this book. Although it seemed to take a while to really draw me in, probably until the 2nd of the 3 parts. But once it grabbed me I was hooked and was actually really bummed when the book ended. This is one of those books that needs a 2nd listen, now that you know all of the characters. Very good, great story and I would recommend it to a friend, as long as it was someone who had the patience to allow the story to develop.