I can't compare the two, I never read the print version.
When the exiled Cleopatra is snuck into Caser's bedchamber rolled in a rug so that she could seduce him.
It makes for a more personal sounding character.
I have heard that Cleopatra was treacherous and had her sister killed so she would have no opposition to the crown. This book seemed to make her sound more vanilla, more like things occurred in spite of her rather than by her design.
Having seen several movies about King Arthur this gave a much richer background in regard to the relation between King Arthur and Sir Lancelot. It also gave a sort of mythical insight into Arthurs reasoning for doing things and also as to why he was such a revered king.
When the Wart pulls the sword from the anvil and stone and finds out that he is actually royalty and he is now ruler of England rather than an orphan of low birth.
I think that Merlin was my favorite character, he taught the king how to get along by having him experience the animal kingdom and showing him that war was usually not the best way to solve differences.
It made me laugh at the end when Merlin took King Arthur to his home where he had a meeting with animals and he was shown by them that natural balance works so much better than warfare when it come to settling discord. He showed how each species fell under a certain type of government and why it worked for them and that the only form of government that would work best would be a union where all worked toward the same goals together.
I felt this book rather entertaining and easy to listen to, it gave some historical perspective to the reign of King Arthur but did it in a way that it wasn't just dry fact.
The way the heroine rebels and changes depite her mother's trying to control everything in her daughters future.
It did because you knew that somewhere in time her past would catch up with her and she could keep running or fight back.
Julia Whelan brought a personal feel to the central character that I wouldn't have experienced if I had read the book.
This was a book that really kept my interest and I could have easily listened to it in one sitting if I had the time.
It was interesting how the mother was trying to make her daughter into a clone of herself.
No I wouldn't, I have seen and heard true life stories that were much more shocking and scandalous than this.
The ending was no surprise.
I didn't think so.
Carnal Innocence ranks among the better books I've listened to.
When the heroine had to shoot the fanatic bible thumping lunatic to keep him from stabbing her.
The book was so good I find it hard to pick one scene.
I think it would be the heroine, the concert violinist, her character went through such a metamorphosis that she was a different person in almost every way.
The whole book has you looking for a killer and when you find out who it is it is totally unexpected.
I would recommend this book, it is well written and the characters work together well, the writer keeps you wondering why the family is in danger almost right up to the end.
Scott Brick is a good narator and has the ability to bring the characters to life in your mind.
When Mike had to leave Cat at the foster home so she would be safe while he tried to find and stop the people out to kill them.
I wasn't too sure about this book at the beginning because it didn't make much sense why things were happenning, but once it got going it was very compelling.
There was a great balance of everything, magic, opposite attraction, villains, and a quest of a common goal. It kept the imagination going through the whole story.
When Mathew takes Diana to his home in France to meet his vampire "mother" who hates witches, her reception is somewhat cool but the relationship warms fairly quickly.
That is a hard one, Diana the strong confident witch would probably be my favorite because she is a confident fearless witch who is willing to fight anything for the love of her vampire Mathew.
It was a very compelling book and really kept my interest, it would have easily been a book I could have listened to in one sitting.
I thought it was a well told story and really enjoyed it immensely with the exception of the end, it kind of leaves you hanging. I hope there will be a follow up book to continue the adventure.
I liked how it took a culture from where women were beneath men to one where women were considered no more than animals with no rights and their master could end their life at will.
Lyla she was thrust into being a second wife when her parents died and was determined to gain her freedom from an abusive husband.
She read the parts in a very believable manner so it was easy to discern the characters feelings and fears.
This book was good and I would have liked to listen to it in one sitting but there was too much detail and nuances to absorb, it would have lost something.
This book and the Kite Runner are two books that need to be read together in order to better grasp the changes in Afganistan after the Taliban seized control of the country.
Yes, it tells a lot about the Middle East and how the Taliban changed things. It also showed how the caste system worked somewhat.
When Hassan was assaulted by the group of boys because he was considered lower than they were.
The main character, himself, because it showed how he grew and changed in his actions from a scared little kid to a man that was willing to fight for what he felt was right.
Baba, his father. He was wise and very honorable and took his responsibilities very seriously.
This book was recommended by a friend and I am glad I took her advice on the book. It showed the inequality of some cultures and also that there are good and bad people in all cultures. This is a book I could have read in one sitting with no difficulty because it was so interesting.
The detailed description of how Kushiel's maiden was brought into his service and the deceit and intrigue of the nobility that drives the story.
Her Castilene guard was my favorite, he takes on te distasteful task of guarding Kushiels chosen but does it with all of his ability.
When they are captured and enslaved after being betrayed by a supposed ally.
I was a very interesting story and I probably could have listened to it all in one sitting.
This book is interesting enough to encourage me to get the whole series.
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