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.
Could not get through it. Reader was so dull. Increased speed to 1.25 which helped. But nothing happened. I kept hoping something would happen. Got through the first 2, but gave up. What happened to Audible's policy of returning books for a replacement credit? This was such a waste - of time and of a precious credit. Boring with a capital B.
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!
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!
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