in both the recording and the novel. My favorite narrator, so was the production poor? Or was Ms. Rosenblatt just off her game? Some books are difficult to read aloud. The arc of the story held few surprises and the writing was pedantic and overwrought.
Her character---she was brilliant, honest and true to her values despite what wrath that would bring down on her.
It gave a very honest potrayal of the dysfunction of the Church in the treatment of women, the cruel punishments inflicted on its members and the blatant hypocrisy of the hierarchy.
Her narration was excellent! You could tell exactly which characters she was portraying by the changes in her voice. I love the audio books because I load them on my ipod and I can listen to them when I go walking or when I'm doing boring household tasks. I have a busy life and don't have time to sit and read a book.
My heart went out to the child Joan when she was so savagelly beaten by her wicked father just because she wanted to read. Also when the monks were beaten mercilessly because they would fall asleep during their reading of the scriptures. All of this in the name of religion was appalling to me.
I love Barbara Rosenblat, so I'm bias.
Too many to count.
They were all preformed very well.
It made me think.
This was an epic tale made more tantalizing by historians who agree that Pope Joan did indeed exist. Though it was a very lengthy book, (19 hrs) it was the perfect travel companion on a long trip, with tales of love, war, triumph and tragedy.
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
i first read this book when it came out and was so excited, i had to get it to a catholic friend of mine. the only thing missing from the audio was after the close of the book where the author disclosed where she got the idea and showed a picture of the chair with the hole in it that appeared after pope joan died. recently there was a release of the movie on reels tv. something seemed amiss and i wanted to check it out. as it was available here (and i do so love to listen to books), I used one of my credits on it. Why? Because I love audio books that don't take up space in my house.
now if i've purchased a book twice and watch the movie version as well, this has to be a book that i found well above average. i think you will as well enjoy this woman's journey. you might even find you have to invite your best friend over so you can listen to again as you share it.
This is a very interesting story, I'm not sure if is History or fiction, but either way is very well written and with lots of great detail of the time period.
I was hooked from the beginning and couldn't wait to listen to it.
I found this to be a very interesting study of the history of the times. There were some facts I certainly did not know and the presentation made the characters very real. I was not aware of this legend and I like the fact that it may very well be based in truth!