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albert

lawrence, NY, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • The Dark Monk: A Hangman's Daughter Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (425)
    Performance
    (389)
    Story
    (385)

    It is 1648, a small village in the Alps: In the thick of a blizzard,a town priest discovers he’s been poisoned. As numbness creeps up his body, he summons the last of his strength and scratches a sign in the frost that will lead the town hangman, his daughter, and the town physician in pursuit of a treasure of the Knights Templar. But the priest’s murderer is already on their trail, and he’s not the only one after the legendary fortune: a dark monk is not far behind,and a band of thieves is roving the countryside, attacking solitary travelers and spreading panic.

    Snoodely says: "The Real Discovery of Penicillin!"
    "potxsch goes dark again"
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    Would you listen to The Dark Monk again? Why?

    no, i think i got it all the first time


    What other book might you compare The Dark Monk to and why?

    along the same lines as his " hangmans daughter, he catches you at the start & keeps you in his grip/


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    i would have liked to, but time does not permit.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Blind Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Margaret Atwood
    • Narrated By Margot Dionne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (787)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (237)

    With The Blind Assassin, Atwood proves once again that she is one of the most talented, daring, and exciting writers of the time. Like The Handmaid's Tale, this Book Prize-winner is destined to become a classic.

    Sarah says: "The Best!"
    "two for the price of one"
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    Where does The Blind Assassin rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    the book is in the top 20% of the books i have read. it is slow starting, but picks up


    What other book might you compare The Blind Assassin to and why?

    none


    Have you listened to any of Margot Dionne’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    no


    If you could rename The Blind Assassin, what would you call it?

    i wouldn,t


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Hidden Moon: An Inspector O Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By James Church
    • Narrated By Feodor Chin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    In A Corpse in the Koryo, James Church introduced readers to one of the most unique detectives to appear in print in years—the elusive Inspector O. The stunning mystery was named one of the best mystery/thrillers of 2006 by the Chicago Tribune for its beautifully spare prose and layered descriptions of a terrain Church knows by heart.

    And now the inspector is back.

    Darwin8u says: "The butterflies, they don't flap their wings"
    "inspector O rolls on"
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    What did you love best about Hidden Moon?

    all the very bad old jokes, and the conditions under which he has to work


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    no


    What about Feodor Chin’s performance did you like?

    all


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    no

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Casual Vacancy

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By J. K. Rowling
    • Narrated By Tom Hollander
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2743)
    Performance
    (2407)
    Story
    (2422)

    When Barry Fairweather dies unexpectedly in his early 40s, the little town of Pagford is left in shock. Pagford is, seemingly, an English idyll, with a cobbled market square and an ancient abbey, but what lies behind the pretty façade is a town at war. Rich at war with poor, teenagers at war with their parents, wives at war with their husbands, teachers at war with their pupils.... Pagford is not what it at first seems. And the empty seat left by Barry on the town's council soon becomes the catalyst for the biggest war the town has yet seen.

    cristina says: "I was surprised by how much I liked it"
    "it ain,t harry potter"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Casual Vacancy the most enjoyable?

    took a long time to get into the story. about midway it picked up, and was worth the read


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • What It Is Like to Go to War

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Karl Marlantes
    • Narrated By Bronson Pinchot
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (289)
    Performance
    (249)
    Story
    (253)

    In 1969, at the age of twenty-three, Karl Marlantes was dropped into the highland jungle of Vietnam, an inexperienced lieutenant in command of a platoon of forty marines who would live or die by his decisions. Marlantes survived, but like many of his brothers in arms, he has spent the last forty years dealing with his war experience.

    Lynn says: "Destined to become a Classic"
    "war is hell, but ......"
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    Would you listen to What It Is Like to Go to War again? Why?

    yes, absolutely


    What was one of the most memorable moments of What It Is Like to Go to War?

    page 1-- last page


    Which character – as performed by Bronson Pinchot – was your favorite?

    karl marlantes


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    all of the above, and a couple of other ones


    Any additional comments?

    one of the great books you read in a life time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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