As I love the TV adaption of the Chronicles of Barchester I looked forward to listening to this audiobook. I didn't realise the TV show just covered the first part of these chronicles. The fact that I was familiar with the story made the first Chronicle more enjoyable - I loved it. Now I plan to listen to them all again as I think the more familiar one becomes with the story the more one can follow the many characters.
Charles Martin has again written a wonderful story - with a surprising ending. I would recommend this latest book of Charles.
A heartbreaking story but true to life - at times so heartbreaking I did not think I could continue but well worth while listening to the end.
The story was completely spoilt by the sheer amount of swearing! And I mean swearing!! Would not recommend.
This is a wonderful story - based on Catherine Marshall's mothers life - you feel you are there in those mountains living life alongside Christy. I read the book many years ago and this audio of the story was excellent. Highly recommend it.
Cindy Woodsmall's Amish writing stands out along with Beverly Lewis' books. The Sound of Sleigh Bells was not just a 'Christmas' story - her characters were real - the story line believable - I would recommend this story.
I would give this a 5 star except it was a bit hard to keep on track with the continual jumps back and forth in time. I think this was harder to keep track of in the audiobook than it would have been if reading the story myself from a written book. But a good story if a bit farfetched in places.
I would thoroughly recommend this book - I usually reserve my audiobooks for when I'm on the treadmill but I couldn't wait to see how the sisters would all come together so sat up one night to finish listening. Tracie weaves a rather true to life story not only showing how often things that happen to us in life affect the choices we make but it showed what often happens amonst siblings as they grow up and leave their family home. I loved what the quilt illustrated. Thank you Tracie and thank you Ruth - I really enjoyed your reading of this story.
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