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 have purchased over 400 books. I have high standards for writing and content, but indulge in "travel trash" or fairly good entertainment.
I couldn't finish this book, therefore, not much of a review. I "read" the Secret Garden and it kept me entertained. I think it was the novelty of it. But the format and jumping back and forth did not work for me a second time. I find myself curious enough about the "who done it", but enough to prolong the chattery.
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/$
Great story and wonderful reader. Morton and Lee make a great pair! Looking forward to another book.
Commuting two hours daily means that A-plus audiobooks are a necessity!
This book took a long time to get to the biggest revelations, but when they come, you'll be gasping for breath. A masterfully told tale of wartime adventure, dashed hopes, and second chances. And another fabulous performance by this narrator!
This book has everything one needs to curl up and get lost with: hard to put down, keeps you guessing about "who-dun-it" and why, crosses time, generations and history, family bonds, all while weaving love in and out and is beautifully and superbly written! The only book I have ever finished and wanted to open back up and start over immediately! Thank you, Kate Morton!!!
I found that this story started out slowly, But once it picks up it is difficult to put down- or hit the pause button. An excellent and complex story with many surprises. Just hang in there through the beginning.