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Robin

Victoria , British Columbia, Canada

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  • Sophia's Secret

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Susanna Kearsley
    • Narrated By Carolyn Bonnyman
    Overall
    (26)
    Performance
    (15)
    Story
    (16)

    When best-selling author Carrie McClelland visits the stark and beautiful Slains Casle, she decides to use the castle as the setting for her new novel, and one of her own ancestors, Sophia, as her heroine. Then Carrie realises her writing is taking on a life of its own and the lines between fact and fiction become increasingly blurred. As Sophias' memories draw Carrie more deeply into the intrigue of 1708, she discovers a captivating love story lost in time.

    Liz says: "The Winter Sea"
    "Ruined by the Narration"
    Overall

    This was a mildly entertaining book, completely ruined by the narration. I'm not sure if Carolyn Bonnyman is a Scot trying to put on a Canadian accent, or a North American trying to put on both a Scottish and Canadian east coast accent -- whatever she's attempting it is a mess. It's a shame because although it is light reading, the book seems to be well written and historically interesting.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    Overall
    (160)
    Performance
    (77)
    Story
    (74)

    An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

    Robin says: "Well written, well read"
    "Well written, well read"
    Overall

    As with all of Margaret George's books, this is an entertaining, mostly accurate historical accounting of an interesting life. George manages to portray several different facets of the Queen's personality, a willful, foolish girl, a haughty self-centered woman, a not very skilled tactician and a woman who is a victim of the times. By the end of the book I was fed up with Mary's careless disregard for the lives of her subjects and wasn't overly saddened by her fate. I believe that history has shown Mary to be far more devious than this book lets on, but it is after all, fiction. This is a lengthy book well worth the time invested in listening. The narration is excellent.

    13 of 13 people found this review helpful

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