This is the only way to go to "read" this novel. It's amazingly intricate and a little tough to learn the characters but soon the listener becomes comfortable with who and what each character is about. I admit to being somewhat bored by the author's sermonizing in between the story parts but otherwise enjoyed this long tale.
I truly enjoy M.C. Beaton's Hamish MacBeth series. I've read all of them over and over and this was my first audio book and it was delightfully done.
I had hoped that in this second installment that the main characters would not still be frantically whining about their plight...but they are.
The author could have told this story in one book. I just want her to get to the point. If this was a printed book I would have skipped to the end.
I'm afraid that I thought the characters whiney and was unsympathetic to their "plight".
The glimpses of WWII life are interesting and I'd hoped that there would be more of that and less dwelling on the plight of the main characters.
I have read the novel, "The Help", but was glad to listen to it, after receiving a recommendation from a friend who had enjoyed this production very much. It is simply wonderful.
Although the story description seemed interesting I was hoping for something more. The main character, Melanie, is so annoyingly shallow and stuck up that I didn't enjoy much of anything she said or did. She was just too concerned about her hair and nails, her makeup, her clothes and her "rightness" in all situations that I was just plain in a hurry for the story to end.
A change from my normal listening selection and very fun. Well done. I will listen to this one repeatedly.
This is a grand tale, full of intrigue and mystery and interesting characters. Well read and enjoyable to the last word.
This is a very endearing story and I would highly recommend it. The only flaw in this audio book is that there is very little time, if any, between the close of a chapter and the beginning of the next.
One doesn't have time to process or realise that a chapter has ended and the narrator is speaking....almost over the top of the last sentence.
I have enjoyed this story first through film and then through this book, which is very well done. Some of the racist terms used in the story are somewhat disturbing for this day and age. I refer to the term "Boong" and "Abo" and other remarks concerning Malaysians, Aborigines and other non-caucasian people. The story is still interesting and enjoyable.
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