I was not familiar with this author, but the 5 star reviews prompted me to listen. I was not disappointed. This will top the list of my all-time favorite audibles. The story is profound and Cynthia Darlow's reading brings the cast of unforgettable characters vividly to life. I'll be looking for more books by Jamie Langston Turner.
After having read all previous 13 books in the Miss Julia series and rating them 5 stars, I was so excited about #14 coming out on audible. Cynthia Darlow's performance was once again flawless. However the story line was diluted compared with the previous books in the series. The inclusion of southern recipes in the story was not only boring, but could have been placed at the end of the book, instead of inserting them all throughout. Quite tedious. However, I will still look forward to a #15 and more adventures and mischief from Miss Julia.
Keep on writing them, Ann B. Ross.
Simon Vance is amazing. He convinced me that he was Madame DeFarge. This was an unforgettable narration of the masterpiece.
After having just given Anne Bronte's "The Tenant of Wildfell Hall" 5 stars in all areas I was looking forward to reading this by her sister. After multiple attempts to get into it the story I gave up.I really enjoy the English period stories but I just could not grasp the story or understand the profusion of esoteric verbage in this one.
I would recommend the first six chapters of the book. They are laugh-out-loud funny and satirical. But after that the book bogs down with too many politically correct messages to convey, a silly story line, and the outrageous humor gets dimmed. The language and sexual suggestions make this a book for older teens, not younger teens The narration is outstanding and I looked forward to each time the characters of Taylor and Tiara spoke.
The day by day account the last battles of the Civil War and of Lincoln's movements as it corresponded with the action in the field of battle.
Typically condescending tone
Bill O'Reilly repeatedly mispronounced the word "Cavalry," meaning "mounted soldiers", calling it "Calvary," "the place of Jesus' crucifixion." I found that very distracting, even though I enjoyed the story.
Colorful characters, British wit, and the indomitable Major make this an unforgettable story. Some of the scenes in the story still cause me to laugh out loud when I recall them. The duck hunt fiasco and the ludicrous club party scenes will remain in my memory for a long time. Major Pettigrew should become a classic.
This book should win the Pulitzer Prize. It is a stunning story, moreso because it is true. Beautifully written and thoroughly researched, it captivates from the very first pages. If I were to recommend one book to my friends this year it would be this one. Disturbing in it's depiction of man's inhumanity to man, it ultimately inspires in the final victory that comes with forgiveness and hope. The hero of the story still lives at age 93, and continues to inspire with his amazing outlook on life, in spite of his past suffering.
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