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I absolutely loved this book. I have never listened to anything by this author before, but found the story totally engrossing, I really didnt want to stop listening. The story is full of twists and turns, I loved the idea of the present day researcher uncovering the past, and the stories of folks long past. Its not perhaps great literature, but it was a really good story, well told and the 1940's 'Britain at war' setting gave the story a great back drop. There were bits of the narration that I found a little bit irritating, particularly what i thought was an overdone "camp" character, but as I got more involved in the story this faded in significance.
20 plus glorious hours of story telling, I was tempted to call in sick just to hear the end......
8 of 8 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Darkest Hour in three words, what would they be?
Great story, atmospheric..
What did you like best about this story?
Don't really like supernatural..but Barbara Erskine makes you believe..
What does Sandra Duncan bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Excellent narration, accents..
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
Any additional comments?
Having read Lady of Hay..was reluctant to try any more from Barbara Erskine as that was wonderful and did not think any thing could be so good. However, this held my attention from beginning to end and even though the end may have been a bit predictable - could not wait to hear the outcome. I would definitely buy Lady of Hay in audible form..but for some strange reason only available in abridged version. Having read the hardcopy, would not want to miss a sentence..come on audible don't short change us. Bring Lady of Hay out in its full unabridged glorious version....
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
I loved the voices , I loved the characters ! The male mysogeny is alive and well and is kept flourishing by the subservient position woman were in at the time , 1930 - 1950 . Even women who made their own money were treated no better