I don't think I would - the characters felt fairly 3 dimensional but the circumstances were so implausible at times - like what aunt and uncle would leave their young, impressionable and naive, unmarried niece at a home of complete strangers whom they don't even both getting out of the car to meet before speeding off?
I listened to "A Crocodile in the Sand", and really loved it
no, but I thought she read this story quite well
no, the story's implausibility was a barrier for me
This is a nice story, interesting mystery...if you can get past the scenerio that has this young woman staying with complete strangers.
If lots of cuss words don't bother you (and for many it is not an issue, I know) then you might really enjoy this book. I find a well written story stays with me long after it is done. All the more so when listening to it. That's why I stopped trying less than an hour into it. Occasional swearing is not a big deal, but just about every other sentence had a swear word-not necessary in a great story!
Far fewer swear words
Good, I just found the frequent use of foul language distracting.
Didn't stick with it lo ng enough. Story seemed interesting.
I am not usually a reader of mysteries, but this was fun and intriguing. I would eagerly read sequels, as the descriptions, the suspense, sense of place, and voice are all so well depicted.
the side-kick for the main character - the one she rescued, she was a great counter-point, particularly early on
exploring the tombs
moments of suspense had me hanging on the next word
very well read and fun listen
yes, if the friend is interested in language and history. It is written in a very engaging and interesting manner
no one moment but the dabbling in Eastern languages was interesting.
no - I found the story very intriguing, though I do wish the author had not continued to harp on those who challenge the influence of Celtic on English.
The reader was outstanding - probably the best reading of non-fiction that I have heard; varied appropriately, brought emotion to it. excellently read
I felt bombarded with the oppresively cruel characters who, well into the story, were still torturing the main characters. Just too much cruelty, too little hope. Maybe it is real life, but very hard to listen to hour after hour after hour.
No, because I know some historical fiction is very good in balancing goodness and cruelty in their characters and storyline.
I think it was narrated well.
I don't disagree with those who believe it's a great book is just too much cruelty in it for me.
For those who like time travel or romance stories, maybe. But I really was expecting more plot development in the past, but it stayed pretty brief and simplistic. The portion in the current time was more interesting, though. It was written well enough that I cared about the main characters, but only somewhat.
I really much preferred her other story, The Winter Sea, which really developed more the past and the present, yet kept them connected.
I don't think I would. I did not really like her voice, nor the way she read the story.
A bit too boring-would not bother making a movie of it
I felt like I was sitting across the table from her, just chatting; comfortable, relaxed flow and tone. I love her work, particularly the variety show, so it was fun to hear the backend stories.
That said, I think I would have found it a bit boring if I was not a fan. Just not quite enough meat or depth. No huge life lessons here.
Not really applicable
Nothing, really. I liked hearing it in her own voice and how she "heard" it.
yes, but I would not listen to a second time-the benchmark I use for books to become favorites.
If you love Carol, worth the listen! If only sort of like her, look elsewhere.
Beautiful, moving, funny
A handful of characters, really can not choose. Some quirky, some endearing, some annoying but were comedy relief.
Absolutely-found it very hard to get anything else do! Really grabbed my attention, felt lost in the sto, which I just love from a story.
I am not an Anglophile so really hesitated to buy this book; I will seek out stories about Scotland or Ireland over one about England every time. But I am so glad I choose this one! The characters felt so true to life, quirks and lesser qualities along worth their qualities. I enjoyed learning a part of World War history I did not know about. It is a story I look forward to listening to again.
I haven't listened to many so far but I really enjoyed this one.
There were a lot of great moments-the book is really a collection of vignets from the life of this down to earth, goood-hearted guy. Each of these mini-stories is so evocative, like how he copes with the fire in the valley, or his ride in the bi-plane, or his experiences felling trees in the woods of Northwest Washington. The author really captures the feel of the placeand time while overlaying the experience of his main character.
I LOVED his narration! He has such a unique voice, it was perfect voice and he had the perfect tone and pacing for this laid back character.
Small towns and backwoods experiences of the early 20th century West
The narrator did such a great job giving each character its own tone, its own accent; totally believable. I really felt transported to those places and times.
It was intriguing, made me want to keep listening to find out what happens. I also really like that it was a lesser known part of history.
no extreme reaction, but really loved getting lost in the story
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