Hey Audible, don't raise prices and I promise to buy lots more books.
If I read half way through a book and it's just not doing it for me, I think that it is time to quit. I don't usually give up on a book but this was one that I just could not abide. I thoroughly enjoyed Kate Morton's Forgotten Garden. Caroline Lee is one of my favorite readers but even she was unable to raise this selection to the level of tolerable.
The book was not interesting and even seemed rushed in the writing. My understanding is that the author had started another book but this one emerged and she just had to finish it before continuing with the former. That's kind of how it came out; almost a stream of consciousness that was badly in need of an editor. And the cigarette smoking... you'd think that's all the characters did.
I'm sorry Kate. I waited with great excitement for this book and perhaps it was the expectation of another great offering from you that was the let down. It happened in another novel I recently read. Would that we could only abandon all our expectations. We might be more generous with our stars.
It's tough giving the novel of a celebrated author 1 star but on GR that means I didn't like it and, in this case, I definitely did not.
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/$
The best I have listened to. I was genuinely sad when it was finished.
The story was rich with details, and I was truly surprised by the ending.
Caroline Lee's reading was rich, and charming. A real treat.
Yes, very entertaining.
That it actually surprised me!
Laure;. She made her powerful AND vulnerable.
A little wordy, but a wonderful story that ties up in such a perfect package at the end.
Very interesting and mysterious! I really enjoyed his book and I always enjoy books read by Caroline Lee. She makes it authentic and even more rich.