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Marking Time | [Elizabeth Jane Howard]

Marking Time

At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. This is the sequel to "The Light Years".
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At Home Place, the windows are blacked out and food is becoming scarce as a new generation of Cazalets takes up the story. Louise dreams of being a great actress, Clary is an aspiring writer, while Polly, is burdened with knowledge and the need to share it. This is the sequel to "The Light Years".

©1999 Elizabeth Jane Howard; (P)2014 Audible, Inc.

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    Sarah Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-24-12
    Sarah Philadelphia, PA, United States 09-24-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Gentle, but Compelling"

    I have enjoyed both this book and its predecessor in the quartet, _The Light Years_, for its range of characters--mostly sweet and kind people who are flawed in relatable ways. The narrator is excellent. These are books that I don't have to tune into every day, as the plot continues gently and is more about the thoughts and feelings of the many characters than about exciting development, but I find myself becoming more and more drawn in as the books proceed. I feel connected to the characters and think about them, almost as real people, even when I'm not listening.
    I am looking forward to the final two in the series.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    hazel Kilworthy, Ontario, Canada 06-30-12
    hazel Kilworthy, Ontario, Canada 06-30-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just not my cup of tea"
    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    No.. struggled to get through it.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Jane Howard again?

    possibly


    What about Jill Balcon’s performance did you like?

    clear narration and great voice inflection


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    Did not suit my taste in stories. Found it a bit trite and boring

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Ginger 03-16-13
    Ginger 03-16-13
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    "It started good but..."
    What disappointed you about Marking Time?

    The story moved well until it started delving into the lives of the older adults, homosexuality and immoral living, left me very disappointed in a story about lives during the war.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Elizabeth Jane Howard again?

    no


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  • Diana
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    "The Cazalet Chronicles"

    To anyone unfamiliar with Elizabeth Jane Howard's work, the Cazalet Chronicles are wonderful books with which to begin, despite having been written quite late in her career. They follow the Cazlet family from 1938 until after the war has ended and to some extent are auto biographical. Her characterizations of the family members and her diaglogue for the children in the story are particularly accomplished and one is left enitrely convinced that these are real people and not just the producrt of the author's imagination. The awful Neville is my favourite - well, one of them anyway. The thing about these books is that they involve the reader/listener utterly and completely and one no sooner finishes one than one rushes on to the next to find out how things have turned out. Jill Balcon reads and interprets the boofks brilliantly: I cannot imagine anyone doing it better. Buy this series! If you love good, well crafted literature, you won't regret it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Chappers
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    4/23/13
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    "Falling out of love with this narrator"

    This is the second novel in 'the Cazalet Chronicles' series. I'd quite enjoyed Jill Balcon's reading of the first novel 'The Light Years', but here the story's focus is on the women and children of the extended family. Unfortunately the narrator chooses to portray each young child in a high-pitched mincing voice, and there seem to be a LOT of young children in this book... I veered between switching it off for a moment's peace and wanting to hear the story of the remaining adults. Can't say I enjoyed it much.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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