The interplay between characters is fun and creates a world the reader wants to return to again and again.
During the birth scenes I was oft laughing so hard I had to replay parts to hear again what I missed. The relationship between Judith (Elizabeth) and Frances Catherine is a lovely form of friendship complete with loyalty, laughter and love.
Susan Duerden utilizes softness of voice in such a way that a whisper makes your heart stop for a second.
I laughed a lot! There was much to be amused with.
Truly enjoyed this book!
The main character of this book was very interestingly complex. Story well done. Read this series in order.
Yes, Good story line, interesting characters who actually make you laugh with what they say. The narrator is wonderful at creating the characters as well.
The love story was great, but also the sidelines where equally enjoyable.
She changed her voice for each of the main characters. She did a fabulous job!
yes, but I couldn't. It was hard to resist just calling in "sick" and burying myself in The Secret.
This is a series and I am sooooo hopeful that Audible will soon have the rest available.
I really enjoyed this book. The narrator's voice a annoying but if you speed it up to 1.5 it is bearable. The story held my attention from start to finish. I am looking forward to the next book about the highlands from this author.
I have 3 kids that occupy all the TV's in the house...enough said...addicted to audiobook ....shhhh don't tell my husband ;-)
The narrator did an excellent job, I was never lost on who was talking.
It was a great story line. Best friends that are suppose to hate each other because of heritage of one being English and the other Scottish, but they remain forever friends and Judith makes journey to Scotland for her friends sake and must win over the clan from their prejudice of her being English.
I loved the whole story, it was all great.
This was an excellent story, well read. I liked the way the heroine created change. ...no fighting just very smart questions, actions, observations which caused others to rethink positions...see in new ways.
This was a different approach and story line than most historical novels. .not same old, same old
It was also funny in places, plus showed true friendship between women
Simply put...it was delightful!
This would be in the top third.
The strength of the friendship between the main character and her best girlfriend.
Not my favorite audio performance of this book but it was very nice to listen to.
The Secret is a wonderful read. The story is interesting and plausible with compelling characters. I enjoyed the narration and had no trouble distinguishing character's voices or hearing the words.
This story features conflict between the English/Scottish at the borderlands and how that is distinct from the Highland clans. A very interesting perspective on how the families whose members intermarried might have fared.
I love this tale. Any woman who has given birth will enjoy the heroine's stint as a midwife and her distress at each woman's labor.
Loved listening to this. I have read the book 10 or more times but it was great just to kick back and enjoy one of my favorites by my favorite author.
The first meeting of the girls at age 4 and 5. The bee part tickled me so much my granddaughter wanted me to read it to her and then she laughed too.
When Judith finally realized she belonged.
Would love to have more of Ms Garwoods earlier books put on audible. Would definitely buy them all and recommend them to friends and family.