I believe books transport you to worlds only imaginable in your wildest dreams! I also enjoy self-help books. I love books!!!!
Amazing storytelling! Loved the characters, especially how it switched back and forth in time and how the characters evolved. I won't spoil the ending-worthy read!!!
This story kept me hanging on, right to the end. The characters were revealed in a tantalizing way that kept me slipping back to hear more. You will love this book, right to the end, and will know all you wanted to know. Perfectly read; I'd give it a ten overall if I could. I'm going to be looking for more by this author.
Definitely, in fact, I did. Even though it was fiction, the author did a lot of research of WW2 England and the story was very believable, good for the history buff.
The Slight accent changes, from Australian, to proper English, to cockney English without over doing it
The start of the book can be a little slow, but press on and you will find a treasure trove of well developed characters, clever plot twists, and an ending that you never expected!
The narration was spectacular! The only little criticism I have is the narrator's narration of male characters sounding unnatural, and may have portrayed them a little more feminine then they should be. Can't really blame the narrator because she is a woman..
The premise of the story is reminiscent of "Bridges of Madison County" in that adult siblings find out the mother they thought they knew so well kept secrets, but the storyline is deeper and the children have to search harder for clues. A few times the clues they discover are a bit too "convenient" but this can be overlooked with no more than an eye roll or two, because the lives of the characters are interesting. Although I suspected I knew the mother's big secret early on, it was still fun to learn the "how's" and "whys" of how it all happened & enjoy the happy ending.
Descriptive (I can imagine the people and the places distinctly.)
Unhurried (It requires patience to allow the story to unfold.)
Interesting (The places, the time periods, and the drama are captivating.)
I cannot reveal the most memorable scene for fear of spoiling the ending.
I love her voice. I could listen to her read anything. (It might be an American thing where I just like British and Australian accents!)
I looked forward to time doing chores or driving to work when I could listen to the book.
To help readers put my opinion in context, here are other opinions.
Audible books I enjoyed: Code Name Verity, The Book Thief, Outlander Series, Wolf Hall, The Thirteenth Tale, The Forgotten Garden, Red Rising,
Audible books I despised: The Beam Season 1, A Pledge of Silence, The Testament.
This book was so suspenseful! Kept my interest the entire time. The storyline and narrator worked excellent together. Felt like I was watching a movie. Highly recommend it.
Well developed characters with wonderfully written histories and internal dialogs made me love them and become aggravated with them. I became invested in their lives.
This story kept me listening. Loved it so much, with a great surprising ending.