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Virginia

South Lake Tahoe, CA, United States | Member Since 2011

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  • Murder in the Sentier: An Aimée Leduc Investigation, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Cara Black
    • Narrated By Carine Montbertrand
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (20)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (15)

    Anthony Award nominee Cara Black has garnered international acclaim for the authentic characterization and tantalizing suspense of her Aimée Leduc series. In this third entry—set in 1994 Paris—Aimée fears that a 1960s Communist gang is on the loose—and her long-lost mother just may be one of them.

    Malena says: "Terrific story in present and past"
    "A tour a Paris with history and mystery thrown in."
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    Would you listen to Murder in the Sentier again? Why?

    I love Cara Black's mystery books because I feel as if I'm right there in Paris. She includes such descriptive details about the city which she obviously loves that she could have a second career as a tour guide. She always includes some history as well. Her mysteries always keep you on the edge of your seat until the very end. So you can travel, learn and be entertained all at once.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Aimee Le Duc is the best


    Which character – as performed by Carine Montbertrand – was your favorite?

    Again I think I'd pick Aimee. But the reader adds a different facet to the books. I had read several Cara Black books before I listened to any. So when I started with an Audible version I was thrilled. Because the reader is bilingual - or at least has a great accent in French - the books take on a totally different feel. She makes all the characters very real.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Where is my mother the terrorist?


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  • The Family

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Mario Puzo, completed by Carol Gino
    • Narrated By Philip Bosco
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (23)
    Story
    (24)

    Mario Puzo first answered the question 'What is a family?' with the creation of the Corleones in his landmark best seller The Godfather. Now, 30 years later, Puzo enriches us all with his ultimate vision of the subject: the story of the greatest crime family in Italian history, the Borgias.

    Robert says: "15th Century Godfather"
    "Get another perspectives on the Borgias"
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    Where does The Family rank among all the audiobooks you???ve listened to so far?

    I had read this book years ago - before the Borgias on TV and became totally intrigued with this family. So now that we've seen one season of the Borgias I wanted to revisit Mario Puzo's version to see how they compare. The details of "family" life in the late 1400's are fascinating. Just the right blend of history and embellishment so it wasn't dry and boring.


    What other book might you compare The Family to and why?

    People often think of Mario Puzo as the author who wrote all about the Mafia. This book is very different and from what I've read, was an ongoing project of his for many years.


    What does Philip Bosco bring to the story that you wouldn???t experience if you just read the book?

    Philip Bosco's voice and pronunciation brought us to the different world of the Borgias. He was perfect for this book - he built suspense and excitement. The book is great!


    Any additional comments?

    If you want to see what life in the 15th century was like for one small section of the population - read "The Family".

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