I was torn with this one just because i found the story rather depressing. It was really sad and didn't have enough 'up' moments for my personal taste. In saying that the story is very well written and the narration is fantastic. I loved the depth of the characters and the narraters accent choices for each one were perfect.
I really liked this story and the way it was put together. I spent a lot of time trying to figure out the mystery and found myself in suspense most of the way through the book. The characters are detailed and entertaining and I love the time travel through the chapters. The only let down is the narraters appalling dialects or 'accents'. She has a lovely story telling voice with a nice tone that is easy to listen to and has the ability to draw you into the story, but her character voices are very inconsistent with dialects that are just plain wrong. The story was good enough to hold me till the end though and it was overall an enjoyable listen! :-)
This was the book to tie everything together. I love the way Nora Roberts connects her books through the characters and I love learning new things about each character with every new point of view. This was a lovely end to the series, sufficiently enticing me to move to a tiny town and open an inn. Aaannd perhaps find my own Montgomery brother.....Excuse me while I go pack my bags.
This is my FAVOURITE Nora Roberts book so far. Her characters in this one are so sweet/sexy/funny that I just can't get enough! The interactions and conversations between family members had me giggling the day away and completely getting lost in their individual and combined stories. The narrator did an AMAZING job with his perfectly clear character voices and super comic timing. I felt like I was in the middle of all the drama and knew exactly who was who at all times. I laughed, I cried, I held my breath in suspense and sighed wistfully all the way through. LOVED IT!
I love Nora Roberts and her characters. This story is another great one with interesting backstories and touching relationships. I'm a little picky when it comes to narrators and this one I found difficult to listen to base solely on his habit to clunk his teeth! If you can get passed the occasional irritating sound of the narrator loudly closing his mouth then it's a great listen!
I haven't read the print version, but i really enjoyed the audio version!
Sarah. She was so strong and such a surviver.
This was such a great rendition of a WW2 story. From a unusual point of view and really well tied together between the past and present. I liked the transitions and the narrater did a great job at making the time switch clear with her tone. I found myself so invested in the characters and the story. I'm not one who cries much, but this one was definitely a tear jerker!!
This book held a lot of characters and individual stories. I really liked how they were all linked and came together. It was unpredictable and intriguing!
I liked the info on Italy and also old school Hollywood. How things were run back in the day and how the movie stars were viewed. I want to go to Italy!
Yes. He uses a wide range of characters and individual stories to convey the required information. It really keeps it interesting while communicating a lot of information.
I didn't love his female voices, but its got to be tricky for a male narrater!!!
Yes!! It was a great listen. The characters were interesting and the story traveled well. It really held my attention and I found myself thinking about the story when I wasn't listening. I couldn't wait to see what happened!
Bruce. I would love a friend like him :-)
Her voices were so clear!! She had very distinct characters and the voices really helped paint the picture. They also were incredibly consistent. Her accents were very good if not spot on and her acting ability really showed in the emotion in the dialogue.
I didn't want it to end!
This book stirred so many emotions i don't know where to begin. The author paints such a perfect picture with his words it was like i was watching a movie. I laughed, I cried (a lot!), felt triumph and pride for the character. A wonderful story of a boys rise from nothing to everything.
I loved every second of this book. It was fantasy for adults with just the right amount of magic, violence and passion. It took some unexpected turns and kept me interested the whole way through. I can't wait to hear the next one!
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