The book has virtually "teleported" me to the 19th century Iceland. It provides a snapshot of social structures and life in the harsh environment of this land.
The mystery of Agnes, her inner beauty, the need to belong, her integrity and strength of character create a glow that warms you from within long after the book is finished.
The story unravels slowly, and when it ends you feel somehow disappointed...
Let it sink in. It makes me glad and appreciative of the times I was born in!
The narrator Morven Christie is the best I have experienced in audiobooks. Her timing, pace, perception of mood are immaculate. Her pronunciation is so precise it actually enhances the experience of listening immensely
This debut book is a winner!
I enjoyed the book immensely. It was beautifully paced and well structured story.
I loved the main character and hoped to aspire to her beautiful nature and soul, that would see beauty and value even in the seemingly least deserving of it.
The book had a few emotional moments, tugging at your heart, but at the same time uplifting, leaving you to ponder on our lives and relationships.
Narration was outstanding!!! I think it actually made the book that much more enjoyable!
Hope to see more novels from this author on Audible.
Thoroughly enjoyed the story despite the fact that it's aimed more at the teenage audience. It's "terminally" engaging, witty and confronting. The C subject maybe a tabu to some, but it is well worth the emotional roller coaster. We all want to be loved and have loved no matter what.
Highly recommend it!
Tiresome and monotonous throughout the story. History of the Civil War that had been depicted by many predecessors. The author has some merit in capturing the post war society aftermath, however the story is dull and lacks depth.
I managed to listen to the end, but often found myself wanting to fast forward...
The book is down to earth, funny, witty and full of cultural sensitivities. It gives insight into how the people of India survive the harsh realities of their existence by creating their own emotional and spiritual enclaves.
Very sobering account of the life in India as a correspondent's wife and her own search for the Devine.
It can also be the tongue in cheek: "Idiot's Guide to Religions in India"
The narrator is absolutely Superb!
Wonderful account of her own journey in India.
An enjoyable read!
Great read even though I am not into a Sci Fi. Fantastic narration that really enhances the book!
The concept of the story is very original, it would be good to see it as a movie.
Enjoyed it very much!
Well written novel. Engaging and sensual...
I would have loved to keep on listening to it for a few more hours!
The story has a promising beginning, however disappoints in many ways. Many predictable turns in it. Unrealistic in the naivety of the main character who at the same time has abundant knowledge of the world having grown up in a sheltered community of the Monastery with nuns as the only contact.
It attempts at conveying historical events of the Italian involvement in the second world war, but somehow does not ring true.
It is unnecessarily long and boring at times.
I had read 2 other books of this author White gardenia and Wild Lavender. This book has disappointed me in comparison. Lacks the atmosphere of the others.
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