Arlington, TN, United States | Member Since 2010
I just could not wrap my head and mind around the story. It never grew, it just went on, but no good explanations as to why and where or how? Well, I might not be smart enough to get it, but it was overall a repetitious imaginary land of witches, witchcraft, fantastical beings, or maybe hobbits that went the wrong way looking for "precious". Well, it wasn't that great.
You will finally get to know Sir Folly - not as heartless as he seems to be yet, yet a very very clever, unpredictable man. Wonderful if you can get the book on sale - if not - it is worth a credit.
I would not read this book as a "stand alone book" as the series almost works a bit like a puzzle piece. Try to read this series in order, and if it a fun read, nothing to deep, yet entertaining and will ease your mind. Book harmonizes well with the other books in the series. Narrator is great!
The characters are very engaging and the story flowed really well.
Overall I enjoyed the book - I enjoyed the bantering between the two main characters.
I thought Anna did a good job, however, and I know she is a woman, her male voices were not top notch.
I bought the book on sale, so I am glad I did not spent a credit. Did not realize that is part of a series, although I think this book stands well on its own. I did not think it was very realistic that the main character knew all these "important and wealthy people", this did not really add up with her own private and financial life. Good story, but the ending was rather abrupt and not really developed, although not too terribly bad. I would recommend the book if you can get on sale.
If you read my reviews, you will notice that I don't like predictability. Fear not! This book has so many twists and turns and is so rich in historical details, that you will not be bored, not longwinded, but transported to a rough past. This book is absolutely awesome. So well written!!! Worth the credit(s).
The richness and the details of story. History became alive. It felt like a thriller with unpredictable characters, unknown circumstances and never heard of traditions from the 1800's. Awesome descriptions. Excellent peek into human nature. What a mind!! Thanks Mr. Courtenay!
I loved the story about the "rat races" - I could not have even have come up with a plot or scheme like that!!
Humphrey Bowers is awesome - he added to the richness and the life of this book. Mr. Courtenay was the creator, yet Mr. Bowers breathed life into the narration.
I am reading second book now, and am looking forward to listen to my book every day. You won't regret the purchase.
As always Diana Gabaldon has done her research. I enjoy the medical background, as well as the historical and human aspects of the stories and also this book.
I like the reunion of all three beloved characters (sorry for spoiler).
Davina Porter does a great job, she is so talented and makes the characters come alive! I love her melodic voice!
Nope - no extreme reactions, just enjoyed it
Worth a credit. The writing is sublime, you will like the characters. Sometimes the story line is a bit "unbelievable" and makes me roll my eyes, but I am overall hooked to the series.
No, I don't think so. The writing is good, but the storyline was rather boring - not that problems of the characters are boring, it was just something other writers have covered as well.
she was ok.
Glad I got it on sale
It is elusive, yet it is accurate. The title fits perfectly.
I love the delicate weaving of the stories told by both women, and that the book was not a "I have already read some similar story". You need to pay attention and you keep wondering what will happen next. This book is a real "page turner". I will read it again! So worth the credit.
One of best narration I have heard in a long time. Especially Ms Morven Christie. Both ladies did a wonderful job!
I can't tell, I would give it away, but YES they are two or three moments. Love the aspect of the friendship
Get this book, you will not regret it! Well written, interesting, refreshing, heartfelt and just oh so good!
My husband is a real Somalia Pirate Hunter, no I am not kidding. We bought the book in print and on Audible, it is SO true what is really going on. The sadness, the danger, the politics, the mystery and the hardships. If you have watched the movie. Captn Phillips and read this book you will know what our guys are doing to protect all these tankers!!
It is a true story, and I am LIVING it!!
No, the title is just right!
Worth a credit and I would recommend for history teaching as well.
The Forgotten Garden is enchanting and engrossing. It takes you back into a time where things were still in "order", people knew their place, but YET mystery, secrets were just as alive as they are today.
Grace, she knitted the story
No, I did not, but I would recommend it
The book gave me heartburn. The story was really flat - another divorce story - no solutions, no depth of characters.
The only thing Ms. Ephron nailed were the description of the emotions of the characters. Yet there was no spice to the story and some aspects were unbelievable. The only spice given were the cusswords.
I love Meryl Streep - but her performance was just ok.
No reaction, other than it was a credited wasted.
This book had great reviews, so I thought I give it a try. I have read better books about divorces, as tragic as that is, but this one was just mere average. Get the book on sale, don't waist a credit.
The book, although it can be read on it's own, just continues with the story about the Queen always needing Georgie to help with all these naughty royals. Some characters are such fun, they can't be missed, some new characters add a bit of spice. The story flowed well, but a bit of drama and action was missing.
Darcy - because there is not enough of him. Queenie needs to be a bit more polished, but otherwise she is hilarious.
She does a great job. Now and then she reads too fast and her voice gets a bit too loud, but overall - she makes the characters come to life
Love these series, but Rhys needs to give us more Darcy or more action. A bit more drama wouldn't hurt either. Somewhat predictable, but good clean fun, and enjoy reading or listening to this series when I truly want to "switch" off.
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