This was one of those books I got completely immersed in and was so sorry when it ended! The narrator was very good and brought the story to life wonderfully. Working from home during Covid has meant less travelling time, so as I always listen in the car it took a while - nice to have stretched it out.
Soooooo enjoyed this book. You are immediately drawn into the story and it has a great rhythm that you want to keep listening. The author did a great job of developing the characters which enhanced the plot. Highly recommend this read/listen. The narrators were great at harmoniously delivering the story.
Fascinating and captivating till the end I googled Boldinis work
After reading other ratings, I was hopeful about this book. I didn’t really care for it. I felt like the story line was forced. Too many things happening in this one person’s life, but it’s more than just that. I can’t really think of the words I want to describe it. Maybe it just wasn’t for me. I don’t know. I wish I had liked it.
Two interesting stories, one from the 1900s and one contemporary, told in turns. Both have some basis in actual events and people which I didn’t realise until I started Googling the Belle Epoque characters. I particularly liked the narrator of Marthe’s diaries. At first I was a bit daunted by the length of the book but then didn’t want it to end.
OMG! The bones of this story are interesting. But the telling of the tale is so horrible it pains my ears. The cartoonish French accents are so awful that I hoped those characters would not reappear in the story. The writing of the main character April is bad too. It’s hard to feel love or attachment to a woman who is dumb.
Thoroughly enjoyed, so much I bought a poster of the Boldini! Voices were great. Delightful to become lost in the past and see Paris in the present.
Great book.. a little long
Narrator does a great job with all of the different characters she was great!
I really loved this book, and the narration was outstanding. I liked the characters and history. The author also gave enough information (without being too much) to anticipate some of the story. I only wish, there would have been more background and feeling for Troy—he came across hard and callous.
Could not stand the narrators voice. Ridiculous accents pretending it’s French
Loved it! I was fascinated when I first heard about the locked up Paris apartment, so this was wonderful!
Truly an excellent book! The narration was done very well. I am usually not so interested in historical novels, but the mixture of bygone days and now with all the relationships and problems fascinated me BECAUSE the characters were so very well described.
I thoroughly enjoyed this book. The characters came to life for me and I was eager to learn more about Marte's life. The end of her life was a bit of a surprise.
The narration was one of the best since I have started listening to audiobooks. And I liked that the diaries being read by someone else.
Great book. Loved the setting.
Loved this book very well written so many twists. And the narrator does the accents very well.
Loved the book and the narrator was great! Would love to know if there is a part two
I love this book I'm so intriguing and especially the person doing the readings were really good
Loved it , the dual stories were both very interesting. The narrator was also good .
Thoroughly enjoyed the story lines in the book. The narrators were great.
I enjoyed this book. There are two different stories going on. One in the past one current. I thought the narrator was great.
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