A timeless story
I'm so glad I followed the advice of other listeners and "read the book already". I loved it. I cared for the every one of the characters and enjoyed having them in my mind as I listened/drove 12 hours.
From the description, I expected Bridget Jones as a bumbling caregiver. Lou Clark is reminiscent of Jones in the best ways. She is bold, quirky and awkward, kindhearted and ever hopeful. But the story is so much more substantial and moving than a romantic comedy, and the narration is fantastic! I am looking forward to the next JoJo Moyes novel.
This book was surprisingly magnetic. The character development, interactions and real life challenges/struggles/celebrations were superb. Loved it all.
Lu and Will and their interactions.
Sure, the ending - even though you saw it coming throughout the book - it didn't make the ending any easier. Very nicely done.
Single Mom who loves to read! :)
Yes, this is an amazing story.
It makes you wonder about the things we scarfice or are willing too.
They did great!
A MUST read.
At the beaches at last
I wouldn't listen again because I typically listen to any book only once except for textbook types, but hardly ever fiction.
This book follows a predictable story to some degree, but learning about class differences in Great Britain is interesting. Beautifully written
Great wedding scene
The words used to describe each and every scene.
I'm telling everyone that they have to read or listen to this book asap.
It's been a while since I've really enjoyed an audio book and thought it was me. But this wonderfully written and performed story more than lived up to the reviews that convinced me to give it a try. I do agree with the reviewer who said that the book should have been presented differently, as it looks like "Chick Lit". Who would expect this great read from an author named JoJo? I just finished listening to this book but suspect that I will be thinking about it for some time. And recommending it to friends!
I loved this audio book for many reasons...the narration brought the characters to life with the if fervent accents and class distinctions
can't stop reading/listening!
Louisa - loved the first person perspective of the story. I really felt I got to know her and her feelings with her family, her boyfriend and most importantly, Will. I really miss her, which sounds weird I know. I kind of hope Jojo will write a sequel of what she does with the rest of her life.
Her narration was spot on! I can't imagine anyone doing a better job.
I kind of liked spacing it out and looking forward to my next sitting. I ended up also buying the book because I knew I'd want to go back and read some of it to supplement the listening. I want to have the book forever.
It's been a very long time since I read such a great story. I'm sad it's over.
The story that the book begins with (set in the 1940's when the German's occupied France) is amazing. The second part of the story (set in present day) is totally stupid and disjointed. There was no good reason for her to break this up as she did. This book would have been a best seller had she just stuck with the first story. I give about 1/2 to 3/4's of the book 5 stars (thankfully they refer back to the first story later on in the book) and the other 1/4 -1/2 of the book a big fat 2 stars.