I switched between the audio and print versions (thanks to Whispersync ! ) and the story holds up either way. However, I loved the narration. Nicola Barber did an excellent reading.
I referred to this as a guilty pleasure. It's really just a romantic story, chick lit, even predictable, but the author was able to sustain the momentum of the narrative and keep the characters interesting. The excellent narration helped, too. Not great literature, but very entertaining.
I didn't have an emotional connection to the characters in this story. Too many supports that went nowhere. Ok but not special in any way, even with a good narrator.
A wonderful Sherlock Holmes adventure, very faithful to the original style of Sir Authur Conan Doyle. And it goes without saying that Derek Jacobi is superlative as the narrator !
A delight for fans of Sherlock Holmes.
A fun, quick book to listen to, excellent narration. Joe R. Lansdale has a special story-telling ability with plenty of humor. He's one of my favorite writers. If you are a fan, you will enjoy this.
A hard book to review. It started slow, and I almost gave up. There seemed to be no story, just a series of vignettes in the life of Eillis. Once she leaves Ireland and sails to Brooklyn, the narrative became more engaging, as she struggles to adjust to life in America. Then, circumstances bring her back to Ireland, and this is where I got really irritated. Eillis seemed willing to let her mother and the small community where she grew up take over her life. After all she achieved in her new American life, she turned into a total doormat. Once again, circumstances pushed her to make a decision, otherwise, it seemed to me that she would have drifted along, being untruthful with everyone. Others may not interpret the character as I have. Good narration, well-written prose, but not an emotionally satisfying story.
A delightful, slightly dark fantasy for both children and adults. The story is a bit episodic and therefore somewhat disjointed, like a series of short stories with reoccurring characters. Wonderful narration.
I tried to appreciate the subtleties of the novel, but found it hard going. Fortunately, the narration was beautiful.
I expected a page turner, but this was so slow, even at under (8) hours. IMHO, the author tried for a literary tone, and attempted to address too many hot-botton issues ( school shootings, stay at home fathers, intrusive media). Very disappointing.
Difficult to catagorize, a very suspenseful story with an unsympathetic first person narrator.
Definitely kept my interest.
A lovely romantic story, much like a Jane Austin novel. Beautifully read by Cassandra Campbell.
Not much of a plot, lots of WWII detail, but an excellent narrator kept me listening. I loved "A Town Like Alice" by this author, this is not as good IMHO.
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