This was a real "page-turner" as they say although of course I was listening to it. The narrator is first rate. I felt like she could have been in my living room telling me about her life. That's how good she was and how real it seemed as she was relating the story. I highly recommend this book.
This story goes back and forth from 1916 while the 1st person narrator in the story is serving in the war and 1919 after he is out and visiting a sister of a friend from the war. The actual audio narrator is very good. The story is engrossing. I usually don't like stories that go back and forth between time periods but this one is good and the time periods are not that far apart. I recommend this book. Also, I don't usually care for war novels. This one I was able to handle as it was more about relationships and less about day to day war although it did describe what it was like for the soldiers to be at war and the things they were going through.
Jennifer Wiltsie did a fantastic job narrating this story. The story itself one must suspend belief that the main character can be so gullible but then some stories I read in the news about people make me think it's probably possible she could let herself be strung along.
I think many people would enjoy this book especially with the great narration. I did listen to the end without regrets that I had purchased it but it's one of those books that as soon as it was done I was beginning to forget what it was about.
I had no idea about all of the things I learned about Ben Frank in this book. It was interesting, entertaining and educational all at the same time. I recommend this book.
I highly recommend this book. I enjoyed the story very much. The narration was very good.
This is a beautiful story and excellently narrated. I listened for hours and hours I was so absorbed. The narrator did the different voices very well, even the men voices. She was a pleasure to listen to. The story itself was true literature. You can get a synopsis by reading the publisher's summary. I highly recommend this book. I also highly recommend "City of Women" by David R. Gillham. The stories are completely different but again, you will be reading more than just a book, you will be reading true literature. An author who knows how to put words on a page and give them such impact that you will be thinking about them long after the story is over.
This was a very interesting absorbing story. It took me a few beats to get use to the narrator. There were several times throughout the book were it seemed like she was just reading the book. Just.. reading.. a.. book. Also, the pitch of her voice isn't the most pleasant to listen to. However after a bit I got use to it and the story is so interesting I put the pitch of her voice and the way she was reading aside and got into the story. I don't usually do that. If I don't like the narrator I kick the book to the curb and move on but the character (of the book) was from the suburbs of New Jersey and the book was written in the first person. She was relating events in her life... so I thought this could be how a wife, mother from the suburbs could sound telling folks about events in her life. She wouldn't sound like a professional book reader.
Anywho, the story is really interesting. I recommend it.
I have a lot of comments about a particular character in this book but I will reserve comment so I don't spoil the book for others. I definitely recommend the book. It is engrossing, particularly Part 1. Part 2 started out confusing for me... just the way the author starts... I didn't know what was what... the action just started and I didn't know who was who or what was going on. Finally I sorted everything out. Both narrators are very good. I especially liked the first narrator.
The thing about Jojo Moyes is her stories are all so very different from each other. She (I assume Jojo is a she) has quite the imagination. I love her books. I have listened to all accept one, I believe it is called 'Horse Dancer' or something like that. I plan to listen to it eventually.
This story held my interest all the way through. Although it was only 7 hours it seemed longer. It was very well produced. Mare Winningham was an excellent narrator. The story was different, not run of the mill. I like stories that are not a dime a dozen. Also, it doesn't have "filler". The author has a story to tell and she tells it. She's not just trying to fill space just because she can. If anything she perhaps had a little trouble letting go of the story... but telling a story is such a creative process. It's all subjective.
I didn't realize when I downloaded this book that it was erotica. This erotica is very well written. It has a very well written plot. It starts page 1 and BAM, doesn't let up. The narrator is great. The sex is off the chain. The author does not hold anything back. I am not into BDSM (not sure I even got the acronym right) -- it is in this book but it's not heavy duty. This book is such a crazy fantasy. I highly recommend just for the fun of it. I didn't agree with the ending (won't give away) but loved the story. It was fun, fun, fun!
I've read reviews where some people say if you don't finish a book you shouldn't review it. I can understand that. Most of the time I don't review books I don't finish. I'm reviewing this one as a heads up. I did the first 2 or 3 chapters. This book has a lot of filler. The author talks about artwork, what the character did that day (walking around, buying groceries, etc.), what she cooked for dinner, she keeps re-hashing the break-up between the female character and her ex-boyfriend. I got to the point where I said ok, let's get on with the real story. I gave the author some time. I went on Amazon and read reviews and saw others also felt there was lots of filler. They did say the book picks up about 50% in. I was not willing to wait that long. BTW -- the narrator is very good.
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