©2004 Maureen Lee; (P)2005 BBC Audiobooks Ltd.
The many characters in this book may be hard to keep track of at first, but you'll soon know each of them very well. I enjoyed the method in which the author takes you back into the lives of the major characters. The narrator did an excellent job and gave each of the many characters a distinct voice and of course I especially enjoyed the British accents. I didn't want this book to end and it will one that I will enjoy again in a few years.
All of them
This book was so good that I need to listen to it again - it has been a long time. I recommended it to several people which is something I don't often do. I even gave a couple away for gifts to readers rather than listeners.
"A jolly good listen."
I wanted to give this book half star more, but half a star wasn't an option.
This book it had loads of great characters in it and the narrator was very good. I personally found the accents a little too akky sounding but the characters easily made up for that as the narrator made them really come alive.
I loved Anna with her lovely elegant voice and zest for life and her big burly loving husband Ernie, it was very true to life, sad and happy at times and rather romantic, it also provoked feelings and thoughts of how one might feel in some of the characters heart felt situations. I found that I wanted to find out what happened next.
All in all it was thought provoking and a jolly good listen.
"A fabulous read"
This book is all engulfing, I could hardly bear to stop listening. The characters and writing drew me in and rescued me from my stressful life. I only recently discovered audio books and now cannot imagine life without books like this.
"Everybody needs good neighbours"
This was a collection of stories about the neighbours in a new development. I think the saddest part of it was that it was family members who were the cruelest to each other. Family is meant to be who you turn to when things are at their worst, but here, it was the family causing the heartbreak.
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