What a great book. It reminded me of The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society:. The narration was the best of any other audio book because there were different narrators for each character and this helped me visualize the characters. I have recommended this book to many of my friends.
The book is certainly engaging, and it gives one a real sense of the strains and horrors of that time. Using different narrators was a very good way of dealing with the fact that the book itself uses a number of narrators. However, it also drove me crazy. You can’t have THAT many great writers in one village. And I had the feeling that the book might have been written in the third person originally and that this use of multiple first-person narratives was the editor’s suggestion. But since the original descriptions were maintained—“I smiled coyly and patted my great coppery mass of hair with one hand while I adjusted my clinging, jade-green skirt so he could see my white, dimpled knees with the other” ISN’T a quote from the book, but it gives you the idea. I spent half of my attention mentally recasting it back into the third person. And writing a projected letter to the author. If I had known how annoying it would be, I’d probably have given it a miss. So consider this fair warning.
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