It rates quite high.
Secrets of A Charmed Life, probably because it was a recent read and another family drama based around the London Blitz. Both are very good stories and bring home the impact of living in a city that is being bombed month after month.
Not sure if I have listened to this performer before but she did a good job. I liked it that I could discern the characters as the story shifted from from one to another. The best part was that her voice projects and records well. Hence, I never struggled to hear it. A pet peeve of mine is the performers who "whisper" or soften their voices for effect. What good is effect if the readers are annoyed because they have to struggle to hear it?
Vivien was the most memorable for me because of her resiliency, generosity, and imagination.
I loved this book. Some reviewers complained about the length and detail but I thought both enhanced the story. It was a complex story but not hard to keep track of for the reader. I was indeed surprised at the end, which doesn't happen all that often. I can only imagine Ms Morton's very complicated story board on this novel. She had a lot of threads to keep track of throughout and did a great job of moving back and forth from one era to another. I was compelled to keep listening as I really wanted to know what happened with these characters.
I binged-listened to this book in about a week's time. I almost squealed in delight at THE plot twist, I love it when I don't see those coming. The author is great, I read one of her books previously but I love this narrator, it brings these stories to a whole new level.
I loved this book. Kate Morton took me on a merry chase. Just when I thought I'd figured it out, she gave me a huge twist.
This story is read is such a lovely fashion. I am very picky about readers and found this one exceptional! The story itself is incredibly captivating. So many twists and turns and just when you think you know what happened another surprise is waiting! I can't wait to read/ listen to more by Kate Morton!
Someone who doesn't care about good writing, intriguing mysteries, fast paced novels, and a book you can't put down. Someone who wants to spend hours and hours listening to how a teen-ager (well, her whole cast of characters) contemplate every wisp of air, beam of sunlight, blade of grass, breath breathed, for hour up-on-end,
Absolutely nothing by this author.
I can't even having a performance that could make this book move along.
I was disappointed, bored, and exhausted.
If you want a mystery you can't figure out in the first few pages, don't go for this one. Although I immediately figured what the ending was, I couldn't believe how long it took her to get there. I was like she had a great ending and had to pad and pad and pad to give the reader something.