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Mairyann

I listen to a book or two each month. Mostly fiction mysteries. Been avid book listener for over 20 years!

Bradenton, FL, United States

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  • 1356: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (452)
    Performance
    (399)
    Story
    (401)

    On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
    "Another Most Excellent Book from Cornwell!"
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    If you could sum up 1356 in three words, what would they be?

    I love how the story builds and all the plots and sub plots come together. Plus it is fun learning about another time and place. Would recommend this to anyone that loves historical fiction. wonderful performance also by reader.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Mummy Case: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1039)
    Performance
    (644)
    Story
    (629)

    The indomitable Amelia Peabody and her husband, known to many as "the Father of Curses", are into archaeology and mischief again. This third in the series brings the reader once more into Egypt and the shady world of black market antiquities. The winter excavation season has hardly yet begun when Amelia stumbles onto what looks suspiciously like a ring of thieves.

    Fay says: "The Emersons and the mummy case - a must listen"
    "Addictive Stories"
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    Story
    Which character – as performed by Barbara Rosenblat – was your favorite?

    the Main character as she is so strong willed.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Not your usual Mummy movie.


    Any additional comments?

    I like all her books and enjoy learning a bit about Egyptology. I am not really a fan of romance novels but clearly am adicted to this one. It is different as the characters are married and both are engaged in doing interesting work. I like that the main character is not your typical sweet Mother.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Widower’s Two-Step: A Tres Navarre Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Rick Riordan
    • Narrated By Tom Stechschulte
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (67)
    Story
    (68)

    Rick Riordan’s first book in the Tres Navarre series, Big Red Tequila hit the mystery market like a Texas tornado. Readers couldn’t get enough of its hero’s offbeat combination of academic degrees, tai chi skills, and nose for danger. When the second adventure, Widower’s TwoStep, was published, it quickly earned an Edgar Award.

    Robert says: "Fav Tres Navarre Story so far!"
    "Fun Frolicking Listen"
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    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Not on the edge but definetly wanted to know what the heck was going to happen next!


    Which character – as performed by Tom Stechschulte – was your favorite?

    They were all good. Male and female which can be hard to do!


    Any additional comments?

    I love all the bizarre characters and how they all fit together. The tai-chi master twist is fun too.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Dissolution: A Novel of Tudor England Introducing Matthew Shardlake

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (866)
    Performance
    (751)
    Story
    (758)

    This riveting debut set in 1534 England secured C. J. Sansom’s place “among the most distinguished of modern historical novelists” (P. D. James). When Henry VIII’s emissary is beheaded at an English monastery, hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake is dispatched to solve the crime. But as he uncovers a cesspool of sin, three more murders occur - and Matthew may be the next target.

    Grcla says: "Very good"
    "Most Excellent"
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    Where does Dissolution rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    this is among the top. very well written, love the tidbits of history tucked into the story.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have heard other books in the Shardlake series and they are all very well done. good voices that move your right into the story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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