Yes, it was a page turner. The transition between the three stories was fluid. The addition of the delightful fairytails was a wonderful touch. It spans four generations begining with a sea journey. The stories contain the innocent heroine, each have a villain and the savior who in some of the stories has a convolted role. Although you think you have it all figured out, Kate Morton develops multiple new thread you hadn't anticipated.
She gave a very good performance.
I loved how the symbolism in the fairytails intertwined with the characters
Yes because I love anything Spider Robinson writes. He draws you into his stories. Annie and Mike come to the world's greatest fantasy world because they didn't fit into the real world. Why, because they were intelligent and insightful. So we learn about their stories and why Annie is called Mother Elf. Then comes the mystery - who are the extra trolls coming in, what is their purpose? Losts of twists, lessons to be learned. And at the end you want to hear more of how everyone fared - Annie, Mike and the Trolls. Will there be a follow up novel? I hope so.
I didn't realize Spider was the narrator until the end - he did a great job. I think Annie was my favorite - always spot on and right to the point.
I want more!!!!!
We see the Easter Rebellion through the eyes of Ned Halleran. A survivor of the Titanic and a student of Padrig Pierce one of the founders of the Easter rebellion. Ned shows us how the rebellion grows and introduced us to the key players both real and fiction. He deals with the moral struggles of a good Catholic boy of that time does he choose the pretty, prim Irish girl whose loyalties appear more toward the English or the "fallen" sister of his friend from the Titanic who supports the Irish cause by actions and in her heart.. We learn through his sister the fate of the wife in an abusive marriage and of the fate that awaits the Catholic clergy if they fall in love. We hear some of the poetry of the poets of the revolution and learn about the push to have the Irish boys be fodder for the British during the "Great War" Morgan Llywelan doesn't disappoint as she weaves a tale of old that is hard to put down.
Fiacre did a wonderful job in giving life to all of the characters and complimented the weaving of the tale.
I enjoyed the audio version especially given the narrators
By their narration they bring their personalities and emotion giving the story life
l enjoyed the story especially about the journey in Spain. I also enjoyed the contrasting view of father and son. I was fascinated upon finding that Martin took his family on location with him. At times I found the text slow moving. As an avid West Wing fan I would have enjoyed some insight into that part of his life.
I think the narrator brought this story to life giving personalities to all of the players.
I love Brandon Sanderson, I have both read and listened to his stories and am glad I got this audio version. Even though it was a short story there was and indepth development of the culture, the conflicting mores and of the charaters. I had difficulty turing off my Iphone as I listed to the book. I loved the development of the relationship between Shai and Goatona. The explaination of how she uses her skill through the metamorphasis of her surroundings and using Goatona to test Shai's assessment of her reconstruction of Ashervan's soul reconstruction gave insight into the relationship between Goatona and Ashervan that added to the complexity of the story. Most of all I loved the truth as a manipulation. There were lots of twists in the story and the final twist at the end brough a smile. Thanks to Sanderson for writing this tale.
I thouroughly enjoyed this book. Having grown up during Kennedy's era I remember watching the TV during the Cuban Missle Crisis and waiting for the Soviets to react. I remember the glamor of the Kennedy White House and the saddness when they lost their son Patrick. Moyers and Dungard captured the emotion of that era and rekindled those memories when I read the book. As stated in another review, you knew what was going to happen, but you hoped the outcome would be different this time. I remember my mother crying when John Kennedy was elected a Catholic President of the United States but I also remember her crying at his dealth. I thank Moyers and Dungard for bringing back those memories the good, the taudry and the bad, but also highlighting the accomplishments of John F Kennedy and the ground breaking role Jackie gave to the role of the First Lady.
I bought this book because of my love for the writings of Niven and Pournelle who introduced me to great science fiction years ago. It tells the story of Carpenter, a science fiction writer, who finds himself in Dante's hell and initially thinks it is something created not by God, who he doesn't believe in, but more as a science fiction world. Lessons are learner, companions are added during the journey and beliefs are questioned. I had trouble getting into the book as I had forgotten the review and was looking for a different style. Once I got into it I had trouble turning off my Ipod. The narration was great
A street urchen, a damsel in distress and a cast of fictional and real characters including Sweeney Todd the Demon Barber, or was he, Charles Dickens with some Sherlock Holmes traits, Desraeli, a crazed German prince and the multiple characters of London street life. All this intertwined with Pratchet's wit and humorous. I chuckled throughout.
Pratchet's story reminded me of Dickens's portral of London life and how the class structures are intertwined
I enjoyed S Briggs performance his potrayals of the multiple characters added greatly to me being carried into Dodger's world.
One of my favorites
Ivey spins a wonderful story with illustrations of the wilderness that take you with the characters. You feel their lone,liness, love, friendships and dispair. Throughout the story you continue to question, "Is the child real? Will she return?"
Ivey's multiple descriptions of the wilderness and journeys in the snow.
I loved the book, it was well written and difficult to put down. Monk did a great job of narration. I highly recommend it and will be looking for more books from thid author
I love the concept of elementals and Gin brings the story of her development of her skills in the first of this series. Lauren Fortgang helps you picture the characters and Jennifer Esteps writing draws you into this page turner. Gin's flashback to her childhood helps to add to understanding her distrust of others. Of course the impossible love interest adds to the intregue. The ending makes you want to run out and buy the second in the series.
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