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Warwriter 1939

Life's too short to read bad books.

Central Falls, RI | Member Since 2010

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  • Absolute Monarchs: A History of the Papacy

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs)
    • By John Julius Norwich
    • Narrated By Michael Page
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (76)
    Story
    (81)

    With the papacy embattled in recent years, it is essential to have the perspective of one of the world's most accomplished historians. In Absolute Monarchs, John Julius Norwich captures nearly 2,000 years of inspiration and devotion, intrigue and scandal. The men (and maybe one woman) who have held this position of infallible power over millions have ranged from heroes to rogues, admirably wise to utterly decadent.

    Nassir says: "A relentless succession of very old men"
    "A little bit of all the Popes"
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    Where does Absolute Monarchs rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I think it's pretty high up there, as it goes through a little of all the Popes, especially the early ones.


    What could John Julius Norwich have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    I can't think of anything.


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes, it's nonfiction.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    No.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Sister Queens: The Noble, Tragic Lives of Katherine of Aragon and Juana, Queen of Castile

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Julia Fox
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (78)
    Performance
    (71)
    Story
    (67)

    Looking through the lens of their Spanish origins, Fox reveals these queens as flesh-and-blood women—equipped with character, intelligence, and conviction—who are worthy historical figures in their own right. Sister Queens is a gripping tale of love, duty, and sacrifice—a remarkable reflection on the conflict between ambition and loyalty during an age when the greatest sin, it seems, was to have been born a woman.

    Cariola says: "Sad but Fascinating Lives"
    "Poor Queens"
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    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes!


    Any additional comments?

    This was an excellent book and so good that I want to get the hard copy of it. It was very well-performed, and had extensive research. Buy it!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Bitter Seeds: The Milkweed Triptych, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Ian Tregillis
    • Narrated By Kevin Pariseau
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (669)
    Performance
    (488)
    Story
    (498)

    Raybould Marsh is a British secret agent in the early days of World War II, haunted by something strange he saw on a mission during the Spanish Civil War: a German woman with wires going into her head who looked at him as if she knew him. It wasn’t his imagination; the wired woman can see into the future and use her knowledge to twist the present. In fact, Marsh soon discovers that the Nazis are running missions with people who have special powers....

    Phelix_da_Kat says: "WW II alternate history: X-men vs Warlocks"
    "Magic and Supes"
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    What about Kevin Pariseau’s performance did you like?

    His accents were wonderful and spot on!


    Any additional comments?

    Why did the Germans get the supes and the English got the demon summoners? Even though I listened to this nearly constantly, it was more for the narration and to see what they would consider "super" and "magic". Also the narrator kept me engaged, because he was so good with changing accents.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • God's Jury: The Inquisition and the Making of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Cullen Murphy
    • Narrated By Robertson Dean
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (43)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (34)

    The Inquisition conducted its last execution in 1826-the victim was a Spanish schoolmaster convicted of heresy. But as Cullen Murphy shows in this provocative new work, not only did its offices survive into the twentieth century, in the modern world its spirit is more influential than ever.

    Warwriter 1939 says: "Disappointing"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    No more books with "modern world" in its title. I was hoping for a history of the Inquisitions, but I got to here more about Guantanamo than I really wanted.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • Steve Jobs

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Walter Isaacson
    • Narrated By Dylan Baker
    Overall
    (10511)
    Performance
    (9066)
    Story
    (9026)

    Based on more than 40 interviews with Jobs conducted over two years—as well as interviews with more than a hundred family members, friends, adversaries, competitors, and colleagues—Walter Isaacson has written a riveting story of the roller-coaster life and searingly intense personality of a creative entrepreneur whose passion for perfection and ferocious drive revolutionized six industries: personal computers, animated movies, music, phones, tablet computing, and digital publishing.

    Chris says: "Good Biography, Fine narrator"
    "Wouldn't want to work for this guy."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    After listening to this, I certainly wouldn't want to work for him. How he could have been so charismatic and such an icon is beyond me. I love Apple for its products, style, and reliability - no longer for its head honcho.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Destiny of the Republic: A Tale of Madness, Medicine and the Murder of a President

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Candice Millard
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1790)
    Performance
    (1553)
    Story
    (1547)

    James A. Garfield may have been the most extraordinary man ever elected president. Born into abject poverty, he rose to become a wunderkind scholar, a Civil War hero, and a renowned and admired reformist congressman. Nominated for president against his will, he engaged in a fierce battle with the corrupt political establishment. But four months after his inauguration, a deranged office seeker tracked Garfield down and shot him in the back. But the shot didn’t kill Garfield. The drama of what hap­pened subsequently is a powerful story of a nation in tur­moil.

    Melinda says: "Marvelous, Magnificent, Millard"
    "Surprising."
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    What did you like best about this story?

    This was a very surprising story, as I didn't know the details of the assassin and of what the "doctors" did to hasten Garfield's death.


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

    Yes, and I tried.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1491: New Revelations of the Americas Before Columbus

    • ABRIDGED (11 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Charles C. Mann
    • Narrated By Peter Johnson
    Overall
    (990)
    Performance
    (487)
    Story
    (490)

    In this riveting, accessible work of science, Charles Mann takes us on an enthralling journey of scientific exploration. We learn that the Indian development of modern corn was one of the most complex feats of genetic engineering ever performed. That the Great Plains are a third smaller today than they were in 1700 because the Indians who maintained them by burning died. And that the Amazon rain forest may be largely a human artifact.

    Case says: "Hotly debated new theories, but NOT revisionism"
    "Disappointing"
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I was looking for more about the North American Indian tribes, not just the Meso-American "civilizations".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Using Myth to Power Your Story

    • ORIGINAL (3 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Christopher Vogler
    • Narrated By Christopher Vogler
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (51)

    This delightful workshop covers how you can use the myths and fairy tales that link us all to give your story more oomph. Get ready to laugh while you learn, because the speaker is a natural storyteller and a witty observer of life. Whether you're creating a screenplay, a novel, a play, a computer game, a puppet show, or just an entry in your journal, your story will be richer, it will touch more people, and it will have more meaning and depth after you listen to Chris Vogler's talk.

    Charles says: "Use the Hero's 2 Journeys Instead"
    "Interesting, but I knew this already."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I already knew most of what was discussed here and was already using it in my writing. I have 45 Master Characters and it drew pretty much from that book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The New Deal: A Modern History

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Michael Hiltzik
    • Narrated By Traber Burns
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9)
    Performance
    (8)
    Story
    (7)

    As America struggles with an economic debacle akin to the Great Depression, nothing could be timelier than an authoritative account of the New Deal, masterfully written by Michael Hiltzik, author of the acclaimed history of the Hoover Dam, Colossus.

    In this richly peopled, vividly rendered narrative, Hiltzik describes how the urgent short-term relief measures of Franklin Roosevelt’s Hundred Days evolved into a transformative concept of the federal role in American life.

    R.S. says: "Another Excellent New Deal History"
    "Not interested."
    Overall
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    Any additional comments?

    I didn't listen all the way through, but from what I heard, it wasn't all that exciting. I was disappointed.

    0 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • 11-22-63: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Craig Wasson
    Overall
    (16022)
    Performance
    (14180)
    Story
    (14127)

    On November 22, 1963, three shots rang out in Dallas, President Kennedy died, and the world changed. What if you could change it back? In this brilliantly conceived tour de force, Stephen King - who has absorbed the social, political, and popular culture of his generation more imaginatively and thoroughly than any other writer - takes listeners on an incredible journey into the past and the possibility of altering it.

    Kelly says: "I Owe Stephen King An Apology"
    "Meh."
    Overall
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    Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

    It wasn't one of his better books, and I'm sorry I bought it. I didn't listen to it all the way through because it seemed like it was very slowly paced.


    What about Craig Wasson’s performance did you like?

    Great performance.


    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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