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Fiona

Rotorua, New Zealand | Member Since 2001

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  • The Clockwork Universe: Isaac Newton, The Royal Society, and the Birth of the Modern World

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Edward Dolnick
    • Narrated By Alan Sklar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1058)
    Performance
    (795)
    Story
    (808)

    The Clockwork Universe is the story of a band of men who lived in a world of dirt and disease but pictured a universe that ran like a perfect machine. A meld of history and science, this book is a group portrait of some of the greatest minds who ever lived as they wrestled with natures most sweeping mysteries. The answers they uncovered still hold the key to how we understand the world.

    Alison says: "The Royal Society comes alive."
    "dreadful narrator"
    Overall
    Story

    just dreadful. injects chuckles into his reading at the funny bits. tries to sound like a wise old man. ew. good book though.

    3 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • The Small House at Allington

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (47)
    Story
    (50)

    The Small House at Allington introduces Trollope's charming heroine, Lily Dale, to the Barsetshire scene. Lily is the niece of Squire Dale, an embittered old bachelor living in the main house on his property at Allington. He has loaned an adjacent small house rent free to his widowed sister-in-law and her daughters, Lily and Bell. But the relations between the two houses are strained, affecting the romantic entanglements of the girls.

    Kathleen says: "Ahhh!"
    "excellent narrator"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    It's an engaging story but is made excellent by the narrator, He gives a voice to each character.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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