I purchased this book and then put off listening to it for months. I even wondered why I had ever purchased it after all it's not my usual style. Then, finally, I decided that since I had purchased it I should at least listen to it or try to anyway. Well what can I say other than "I LOVED THIS BOOK" I never wanted to turn it off. As other reviewers have said, I felt like I was losing my best friends when this book ended and I will miss all of them. I am finding it hard now to start listening to another book. WOW I want to find more books by these authors but I don't think Audible has any more of them...so sad. I really like the way it was read also and I plan on looking for other books read by her.
I never plan on listening to any of my books again and then, as I am scrolling through my library, I see a title that I listened to a few years back and once again I am drawn to it. I am sure this will be one such book.
When she heard her daughters voice on the phone, very emotional.
The gentleness of her voice, very easy to listen to. It was listening to the sample she read that convinced me to purchase this book.
I love this title so I can't think of one that would be better.
YES, purchase this book! I almost didn't. I put in on my wish list and thought several times about whether to purchase it or not. I wasn't sure if I wanted to hear about the pain and suffering I knew in this book but I was drawn in by the cover as well as the title, then I listened to the sample and that convinced me. I am so glad I did! This story took me so many places in my head and my heart.
I have not read the print version. I use to love reading a book but found myself torn because there were so many other things I needed to be doing. Now I listen and find it hard to even want to read a book. Elizabeth McGovern add so much, as the narrator she breathed life into the story :)
Cora, she just touched my heart.
I love Elizabeth McGovern's voice, I thought it was perfect for this story.
Cora, so we could talk for hours about all the changes she witnessed in her lifetime.
I purchased this book not knowing it had anything to do with Kansas. I nearly fell out of my chair when I heard the cities of Wichita and McPherson mentioned over and over. I live in McPherson and regularly visit Wichita so I could identify with Union Station, Douglas Ave and many more places. I could imagine how wonderful it must have been growing up just outside McPherson in the late 1800, early 1900 because it is still a wonderful place to live. I loved that so many actual historical events were covered in this book. So many of the 'ways' of the first half of the 1900's that I remember or have heard about but had forgotten, I enjoyed being taken back in time and reminded how far we have come.
This story made me think about so many things, like complicated relationships. I think we often assume these are things that are only dealt with in todays world but that is only because so many things, back then, were so hush-hush, they existed but just were never spoken of. I remember well, as a teenager in the 60's, the absolute shame and dishonor attached to being 'knocked-up', your family and friends might even disown you! It would completely ruin your life forever if anybody found out about it. Just the rumor that you might have 'gone all the way' with a boy could ruin your reputation forever. To this day I think still about women my age who probably still miss the babies they were forced to give up for adoption &/or abort. I do think many things have changed for the good, but there are still some things that I wish would have remained the same.
How it kept me thinking I had it figured out and how wrong I was.
I really enjoyed the fairy tales throughout the book and I loved the way they intertwined with the story.
None compare except maybe Kate Morton's other books because they are alike because they are so well written, yet they are very different stories. Kate's style of writing is just beautiful.
I also listened to her read The Secret Keeper. Her voice is lovely and I just love listening to her. I plan on listening to her read Kate Morton's other books and I will also be checking to see what other books she has read.
I laughed, cried and many times I was shocked by the twists and turns. I was amazed how I always thought I had it all figured out only to find out I was wrong, I love that about her books.
I was totally hooked at the very beginning and I love the timeline of this book, the way it skips from generation to generation yet you never get confused by it. It was a long story but I could have listened to it forever.
I actually loved the way it all took place across so many years. The time frame is nearly the same as my own life.
The mother, probably because she reminded me of my mother who is terminally ill.
The end of course :)
It was a long story and I loved every single minute of it.
Yes. I listen while I sew and cook so there may be portions I missed or did not listen to as closely as I should have.
Everything! It would really be interesting to take a journey much like this one. To me it was a very touching story and it really makes you stop and think about things that have happened or are happening in your own life.
I don't think I have or I would remember but I will certainly look for more because he was a pleasure to listen to.
What could have been
I couldn't turn this book off even though it brought me to tears several times. It also brought many smiles. I started listening late one afternoon and finish listening the next evening. I felt as though these were real people and I wish I could go over and visit with them so I could learn more about them.
I was so uncertain about purchasing this book even though I had read several very good reviews of it.
What if I buy it and don't like it?, what if I can't get into it? what if I don't understand it because it is foreign? - then I've wasted my money and my time!!
Now however - I have finished listening to this wonderful story - a story that I wish would never end. I feel as though I am losing contact with my friends, like they are moving away and I'll never see them again. I really liked the readers accent and wish I could go on listening to it forever.
I am writing this review mainly to tell you "do not be afraid" you will enjoy this book.
I loved this Book!!! In the beginning I did not think I was going to enjoy this book but soon I did not want it to end.
I thought, over and over, that I had figured out the ending just to find out in the end how wrong I was!
I can't wait to purchase many more of this authors books and I certainly hope they will turn out to be as enjoyable.
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