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This is my first Kate Morton and also first listen to Caroline Lee. Caroline Lee is the best part. What a great narrator! It's a very good story, but I felt it could have been edited to about two-thirds of its length. There is a lot of repetition; the author should trust her readers to grasp the action and emotion of the story without having to hear the same point multiple times. That said, it's a very enjoyable listen and a good payoff at the end.
Compelling story, complex characters, and a great ending.
I was surprised and delighted by the ending. You won't believe how it ends! The whole book you are wondering what to think of the characters and you really can't make a judgment without all of the information.
This story was fascinating. It wove a mystery that spanned across three families and three generations. The novel was exceptionally well-written so that even the smallest details mentioned in the beginning prove to be there for a reason in the end.
The novel brings up many moral dilemmas, which would make for a great discussion for a book club. And there's a lovely twist at the end, which I did not anticipate. I will definitely be listening to this again in the future. Highly recommend!
The narrator did an excellent job and seemed very natural to me.
This is one of the best books, if not THE best book, I have ever read. I love the story, the narration, all of it. This is the second Kate Morton book I have read and I really enjoyed the other one, this was better!
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 make the mistake of startking in the middle then had to go back and listen to the first and then skip to the end - I still LOVED IT. Very well thought out and very well written - happy I didn't blow it off since i'd messed up on the order in the beginning!!
Very worth the time and listen.
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
The character development was great!
I loved the way she interwove the past and the present together.
The past is never too far away.
has a twist I never saw coming that was nice most books these days lose the element of surprise half way throught well written too
I was there!
Vivian...she turned out to be so caring and loving. Not what I had thought at first and then I loved her. I wanted to sit at her bedside with Laurel at the end.
The very, very best! I kept thinking how different this story would be to read it rather than hear it. That was one of the best things. Now I'm going to seek out the other books that she and Ms Morton have collaborated on.
It would be Jimmy. Such a caring man, gentle and willing to talk about most anything. I don't think he had a mean bone in his body.
I love hearing about the things in that time period, the 1940's, the war, the way people had to cope, etc. And ofcourse this was England, things there are different from America anyway. When I finished the story, I kept going back over the last 2-3 chapters because I couldn't belive it ended that way! It wasn't a bad way, I was surprised so that was good!
I struggled from the beginning and finally gave up. Moved too slow. It was a suggestion from Joshilyn Jackson's book review..."readers who listened to Jackson like Morton..."
Not this reader.
I wasted a credit/$