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“The audiobook passes quickly, giving listeners a compelling crash course on a pocket of French history while entertaining them with the story of a woman who seems to walk the line between completely rational and utterly daft.” – Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“Tatiana de Rosnay’s novel is skillfully narrated by the delightful Kate Reading…Reading’s subtle tones and refined accents are pitch-perfect as Rose reveals her most cherished moments and her deepest secrets.” – AudioFile Magazine
“If you pick up the audio version, it is only enhanced by Kate Reading’s narration. Her French accent complemented the story without being distracting and gave a strong voice to the story’s heroine.” – Columbia Daily Tribune
“An emotional, poignant story of adoration, loss, and bravery, The House I Loved is an unforgettable listening experience, and highly recommended.” – The Midwest Book Review
“Kate Reading’s narration transports listeners to the streets of Paris…De Rosnay’s prose is enhanced by Reading’s stellar narration; she reads with a robust English accent, sprinkling her performance with almost flawless French pronunciations.” – Publishers Weekly
“As we get to know Rose (through Kate Reading’s voice, her intimate laughter, and the smiles that we can hear in her tone), we begin to wait patiently as she builds the courage to tell us the secret she’s kept locked up for most of her life.” – New World Review
“An audio book makes a welcome companion on a long drive, provided it’s the right one. This fits the bill: absorbing and easy to follow without the complexities that might make it a driving distraction.” – Newark Star-Ledger --This text refers to the Audio CD edition.
TATIANA DE ROSNAY is the author of ten novels, including The New York Times bestselling novels Sarah’s Key and A Secret Kept. Sarah's Key is an international sensation with more than 5 million copies sold in forty countries worldwide and has been made into a major motion picture. Together with Dan Brown and Stieg Larsson, de Rosnay was named one of the top three fiction writers in Europe in 2010. She lives with her husband and two children in Paris.
"The House I Loved" is a fictional first person account of 60 year old Rose Bazelet writing letters to her deceased huband Armand about the demise of their beloved family home... Read morePublished on Dec 20 2012 by Cee Ess
An interesting read and overall I enjoyed the book. However, after having read "Sarah's Key", it was a bit of a let down. Read morePublished on Dec 11 2012 by Rose S.
I waited for this book, based on Sarah"s Key, which I loved. I gave up on this book about 2/3 through, which I never do, as I just couldn't take it any more. Read morePublished on Nov. 22 2012 by shelleycga