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S. Connors

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  • Beatrice and Virgil: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Yann Martel
    • Narrated By Mark Bramhall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (220)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (83)

    When Henry receives a letter from an elderly taxidermist, it poses a puzzle that he cannot resist. As he is pulled further into the world of this strange and calculating man, Henry becomes increasingly involved with the lives of a donkey and a howler monkey named Beatrice and Virgil and the epic journey they undertake together.

    S. Connors says: "Excellent writing and reading, but..."
    "Excellent writing and reading, but..."
    Overall

    This is the saddest book I have ever read! It struck my soul to its core. Because I read for pleasure as well as education I cannot recommend this book to anyone who does not want to be affected on such a level, however the writing and reading is undeniably excellent! It uncovers the horrors of the holocaust in a new and, at first, unrecognizable way. Then hits you with slow creeping revelations.

    39 of 40 people found this review helpful
  • Pope Joan

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Donna Woolfolk Cross
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (232)
    Performance
    (149)
    Story
    (146)

    For a thousand years her existence has been denied. She is the legend that will not die - Pope Joan, the ninth-century woman who disguised herself as a man and rose to become the only female ever to sit on the throne of St. Peter. Now in this riveting novel, Donna Woolfolk Cross paints a sweeping portrait of an unforgettable heroine who struggles against restrictions her soul cannot accept.

    Reuven Nisser says: "Lady Pope"
    "Exceptional research, written, and read!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Would you consider the audio edition of Pope Joan to be better than the print version?

    I love Barbara Rosenblat, so I'm bias.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Pope Joan?

    Too many to count.


    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    They were all preformed very well.


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

    It made me think.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner: An Eclipse Novella (Twilight Saga)

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Stephenie Meyer
    • Narrated By Emma Galvin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1152)
    Performance
    (442)
    Story
    (451)

    Fans of The Twilight Saga will be enthralled by this riveting story of Bree Tanner, a character first introduced in Eclipse, and the darker side of the newborn vampire world she inhabits. In another irresistible combination of danger, mystery, and romance, Stephenie Meyer tells the devastating story of Bree and the newborn army as they prepare to close in on Bella Swan and the Cullens, following their encounter to an unforgettable conclusion.

    Jeanie Jenkins says: "Surprisingly involving and touching"
    "Novella perfection"
    Overall

    The Short Second Life of Bree Tanner is creative and insightful. This Novella was a refresher to what I already knew... Meyer has a gift. I truly hope she is writing right now so that we can enjoy more of it.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: Rethinking Our Past: Recognizing Facts, Fictions, and Lies in American History

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By James W. Loewen
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (110)
    Story
    (110)

    Nationalist history by textbook authors and the descendants or biographers of the famous and infamous have given history students a very skewed vision of our true history - indeed, the true history of mankind. This course is designed to enlighten and encourage you to consider the factual basis of many of our most-cherished yet glossed-over stories and the real-life characters who populate them.

    Nicholas says: "More than a retelling of history"
    "Jumping on the band wagon"
    Overall

    Unfortunately Professor James W. Loewen, in his passion to force his point, cherry picks historical facts to support his theoretical agenda. He appears to be either proud of his bias or unconcerned with it, and step far a field from the responsibilities of teaching.

    He speaks of past prejudice, hate, and lies, yet does not see his own hate and prejudice that he infuses in his lectures.

    I was saddened by his misuse of authority.

    11 of 73 people found this review helpful

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