Once again, Hilderbrand masterfully weaves an intense tale of love and loyalty set against the backdrop of endless summer island life.
©2009 Elin Hilderbrand; (P)2009 Hachette
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"The Castaways-Excellent Read"
I loved this book and the narrator was really good as well, didn't get tired of her at all. She kept saying "Quay's" like k-ways where I come from that's said "Keys" I found myself yelling at my dashboard on the long commute home "Keys, it's Keys" but I'm not from Nantucket maybe that's how they say it there - all that aside, I really, really loved this book, great story, excellent characters - downloaded Barefoot right after. A Summer Affair was my first by this author and I didn't care for it but I'm glad I looked further and found this book
I guess I have questions how people can call each other best friends when they are doing the spouse of someone they call a best friend. It was a struggle to keep engaged in the story but in the end I listened to the story just to find out whodunit. Sometimes the narrator seem engaged in the story but there were times she was monotone and sounding just as bored as the words she was reading.
relaxing, addictive great listen. I didntjust listen in the car, I listened at home I really wanted to find out what happened next & I talked about the book to other people. Great book
"Don't cast away this one"
Though initially I had a hard time sorting out who was married to whom, I really enjoyed this book. Well written, good story line, good narration. I was concerned that (like many a good book) the ending would be disappointing, but I'm happy to say that the author finished as strong as she started. A good listen.
A great story about great friends and the many different shapes of friendships/bonds. A feel good read worth the time. With so many dark secrets, the author does well in unfolding them a little at a time. Every ball that was thrown into the air is acknowledged at some point later allowing the storyline to layer nicely. I appreciated the narration and hearing the story in each character's perspective. Worth listening to!
I actually purchased it over a year ago but somehow never started it.
In the very beginning since it was based on 6 different people, it was hard to follow but very quickly I was able to. Very good character structure and a very interesting story.
"Good but not great"
I'm sure this would not be a book I'd ever reread but it did pass the time. If you are listening to this and doing nothing else the characters are probably easier to keep track of. I found the story to be rather drawn out.
I enjoyed this book... it was simple and easy but kept me interested until the end. I may even miss the characters.
I liked the book and found it to be an enjoyable listen. The end was a bit anticlimactic but I frequently find Ms. Hilderbrand's books to be this way so it wasn't unexpected.
It was very amusing, but overly scandalous. Do do grow weary of the over dramatized miscarriages, but that's just me.
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