enjoyed this book very much... it was kind of choppy, the way each character seemed to have their own little story within the book, but they all tied together well in the end. the historical perspective was refreshing, a time period I don't see often in fiction. it was a bit too long, and I didn't understand why some of the secrets took so long to come to light - seems to me that these people cared about each other too much to keep everything hidden and therefore drag out the pain (and the readers pain) so long! and, wow, did fathers come off looking like jerks in this saga! still, overall a memorable and worthwhile story.
This book was the funniest (laugh out LOUD funny), sweetest, most memorable listen I've ever found in the Audible library. Bought it years ago - have listened to it many times. Shared it with several friends. MUCH BETTER than the shopaholic series, I've never understood why this book didn't get more attention for Sophie Kinsella. The characters are quirky, the romantic hero has a wonderful touch of the "prince charming" - and the humor is just wonderful. Do yourself a favor and give it a listen - pure entertainment!
This was an incredible, eye opening, wonderful book. Not a dull psychology or just another "self-help" book ... but a life affirming view of MY reality. Interesting from start to finish - so full of "ah HA!" moments, I can't wait to listen to it again - to more fully absorb it all. I hope corporate America and teachers, especially, read this - not just those of us who think/suspect we are introverts. I know it could change so many lives if the world would look at this subject with Susan Cain's brilliant points. I'm going to recommend it to everyone I know. I humbly and sincerely thank Susan for her compassionate and desperately needed book. I will be thinking of my life so differently now! Just a joy to hear.
I found the premise gripping and compelling. I got a bit confused with some of the characters in regards to the husband's business... but probably my own fault, trying to listen while doing other things. I enjoyed the presence of the character from her earlier book "Love You More" - she had intrigued me and I hope she shows up in future books. Recommend it!
Perhaps it isn't reasonable - but the attitudes and actions of the characters seemed too modern and politically correct for the time period the story was supposed to have been set. It's got to be so hard to put an accent in a story, and the reader did ok when she did use the Scottish brogue ... but, wouldn't the characters thoughts have the same accent? I don't know - it was distracting. Accent on, accent off.I loved Josie Litton's trilogy - although not in set in Scotland, it was a similar historical period romance. Those stories were much more developed, consistent - with lovely themes. I expected this book to be as good. Not.I have no desire to listen to the rest of this series.
Inspiring and gripping story. I loved the author's personal style, weaving emotion with detail into a beautiful piece. I don't understand the complaints about the reader - she was fine. Not exceptionally good, or anything, but not distracting. Listen to the sample to reassure yourself - then get this book! I admit I've been obsessed with the holocaust for the last few months. We visited relatives in Wroclaw Poland this summer and visited Auschwitz. The experience was almost indescribable. I've been reading all I can find from survivors ever since - I am so moved by the idea of overcoming that heinous place and time. We need to remember these people and the crimes committed against them. Gerda's story isn't bitter or hateful, it is just poignantly honest. You will love it.
plenty of suspense plus a really moving love story, poignant characters...I really loved it (one of the few books that audible lists as a romance that actually IS a romance!)
... and I've downloaded almost 300 books from Audible! Memorable humor, light mystery, quirky characters, touch of romance... smart and perfect. Wish there were more out there like this.
Incredibly dull - way too much detail about horse racing and breeding scams. No character development, no romance - a great big WASTE of time and money.
Very entertaining - but you should warn people that the crime will not be solved, nor the romance resolved - it's like a cheap way to get people to buy a sequel. I liked it - but I wouldn't have listened to all those hours, waiting anxiously for the resolution, if I had known that there was none!
finally, Becky stops her destructive constant lying! This is definitely the best of the series - hysterical situations and not the best choices, but not all those lies (well... a few by omission...) It was getting really aggravating, screaming at the radio, "No!! Don't say that!!!" How she could lie so often with no apparent remorse was starting to irritate. Ties the Knot had the humor. but Becky played more the straight role, surrounded by kookie friends that got her in scrapes. It provided many true laughs, and a few minutes of melting romance, too.
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