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.
The performance, the weaving tale of the story and the characters. I couldn't stop listening to it.
If I say any more I'll give it away. Listen to it.
I did not read the print version.
I think Vivian was my favorite character, although I did not realize this until far into the story. All of the characters, each possessing their own brand of character flaw, was likeable, and drew me in as a reader. I was genuinely concerned and interested in the story of each of them, and how they were interconnected.
I can honestly say that I did not have a favorite scene. I truly enjoyed the parts of the story that took place during war time London, because I've always been interested in that theme, however the scenes that took place in Green Acres, and the the scene of Vivian, as a child, near the brook, really captivated my attention, and stayed with me.
I listened to this book while in my car, making my extensive time driving time a blessing, actually.
I was fully engaged with this story from the very beginning, and looked forward to the next opportunity to listen to the story. The performer was excellent, in tone, meter, and expression. Her English accent only lent more perfectly to this particular story, and was very pleasant to listen to.
This is the richest, earnest, most captivating modern novel I've ever read. Delightful and difficult t put down. The ending had me choked up. I absolutely LOVED this book. The narration was perfection as well.
hard time getting thru the beginning but proceed to be captivating as it went along. a very interesting story.
Some twists and turns that aren't entirely unexpected, but the foreshadowing isn't too heavy handed. The narrators voice is occasionally distracting, but not too bad.
This was the best audiobook I have listened to. I was captivated by the characters. The description of WWII London made me ffel like I was there. The story of two young girls who lost everything and started over was woven ever so carefully across the decades from 1941 to 2011.
The best part was the surprise at the end. I would never have guessed it and yet it made so much sense.
Vivien was such a mystical creature full of life and secrets.
I couldn't listen to it in one sitting. The breaks betweens listening sessions were filled with musings about where the story was going in the next chapter. I was always in a hurry to return to the story.
Exception story line. It was like a historical novel stretched from England to Australia and back. It was filled with the secrets that people both cherish and fear