Very similar to other Kate Morton books, The Forgotten Garden and The House at Riverton and also similar to The Thirteenth Tail by Diane Setterfield. I say they are similar because they are all a story within a story- someone in the present telling a story of something that happened in the past and it all comes together in the end.
Her voice is very melodic. She captures a persons age and gender without having to change her voice too much to accommodate the different person, but just enough that you know it is different.
If you liked any of Kate Morton's previous work, you will not be disappointed with this book. The end left me with a couple of questions but I think if I re listened to it I would probably work those out, she doesn't give you all of the answers but I think they are there in between the lines and I like that about her style.
I really enjoyed this book, I knew the name of Charles Lindbergh before listening to the book but the details revealed were so interesting it prompted me to research him a little more. Of course the author addresses the fact that no one really knows what the feelings of Ann Lindbergh truly were but the book completely draws you into what might have been her feelings in her world. I really loved the story and the story made me love Ann Lindbergh.
The narrator's voice just kind of grated on my nerves. He kind of growled out words when there was emphasis and it didn't set well with me. Might have just been me though, definitely listen to the sample and judge for yourself
This book was a nice thought. The story sounded so interesting, and it was, but I did not love the execution of the idea. This is my first book by Dean Koontz, and I thought because he is so popular I would probably love it, but the style really annoys me. He over discribes EVERYTHING. This is a personal pet peeve of mine so others might not be so annoyed with it. If you love Dean Koontz, you might love this.
Very consistent with Kate Morton's other books. If you like those then you will like this one as well.
This series is a great listen if you just want something fun and pretty light to listen to on a trip. There is really not a lot of depth to the story, but it is an interesting concept. Really nothing new as far as how the zombie process works, just not as scary as much as entertaining. Don't read this if you want something very deep and thought provoking, but it is a nice lighthearted listen.
I really liked this book at the beginning it was a nice mystery that kept unfolding... then all of a sudden it was like the book switched genres. Suddenly there were weird alien things and other dimensions. I guess that's great for people who love that kind of book but I'm more of a fan of the mystery/"something weird is happening so lets figure it out" type of book. I will however acknowledge that this is a personal preference and other reviews do say this is a sci-fi book. I personally wish the book resolved itself differently but it was true to its genre and I can't fault the author for that. Some things in the story also didn't make a lot of sense as far as the character reactions to things that were happening. But also I don't have a lot of frame of reference as to how people should react in a sci-fi setting.
On another note, Ray Porter was FANTASTIC. His voices were perfect and switched seamlessly. I will definitely find other books narrated by him if they are available.
the idea was good... the instigation of the idea was not good. Too long for so little happening.
It was recommended to me because I liked the Thirteenth Tale and the House at Riverton but it was really nothing like them except it was a story inside a story, but it wasn't reasonably told by the characters. Too much was in the past, not enough happened in the present to balance it out.
This book was written like someone reading letters, but it just seemed very unreasonable the way that the letters were SOOO long and detailed and the daughter didn't really find anything out for herself. The idea was neat, the characters are essentially looking for dracula who is apparently real and alive... but the search lasted through a 24 hour book but nothing that exciting happened, a lot of the story was description and academic sounding and not action filled. I usually love a long book but this one felt like I HAD to listen, just to finish, not because I was really excited about what was about to happen.
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