The turn of the phrase and the use of description remind me in a way of listening to a very fine orchestra - It takes you away. If you are like me you will remember small descriptive fragments of the story long after you have listened to it. It was very long -18 hrs but it became my desert during my long commute home after the end of a day of caring for other people's sorrows and loss. I really did like the narrator, some would perhaps find the tone old fashioned but it seemed to me to fit the story
I liked best the way the writer told the story, so perceptive and subtle.
I liked the performance, there was a good capability to change from character to character and I thought the tone of voice and the performance really matched the tone of the story and the time when it was written. It was soothing and entertaining to listen to.
I first found this author by looking up the author of the PBS film series Wives and Daughters. I was thrilled to find that she was such a prolific writer. I hope Audible will add to the the collection with some of her stories which are out of print.
The narrator as always was very good. This hAs an interesting twist and I am beginning to see how she builds her next book by adding new characters that you will likely see as the main character in a successive novel. I know others do this but I have read Ms Quick's books far enough apart that I have not picked up on the multiple connections until now
I listened to the book over a period of more than a week on my long commute home from work. I thought the narration was terrific. For me, listening to the book brought out the story better than reading it. I have books I read and those I listen to. This is one which I will tell my reader friends to definitely listen to. There were a number of issues going on at the same time - sometimes this can be hard to track when you are listening to a story especially over time. However, it was easy to follow. I do love a book that makes an attempt to uphold the goodness of people. It gives one hope. I will look forward to more from this author and I look forward to listening to books of substance from this narrator. He is just so talented. He did an excellent job of individualizing the characters, I thought he brought out the inner humanity of Hammersmith particularly well.
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