I admit I only listened to part of the first part of this book. It just moves too slowly and the narrator's voice is so soothing as to be soporific. In the end, I just didn't care what happened to the characters, so I stopped listening.
Philippa Gregory continues to produced stories backed by a wealth of research that truly bring historical events to life. In this story, Gregory tells of royal intrigue, power struggles, and romance. The story is beautifully crafted and narrator Susan Lyons does a wonderful job of bringing the voices to life. I absolutely adored this book and listened to it for hours at a time. Hated to have to turn it off and was very sad when the story was over.
I adore the Hornblower stories and excitedly listened to all of them. The others, performed by Christian Rodska, are magnificent. I couldn't turn them off. Unfortunately, Nicolas Coster has a slow, ponderous storytelling style that is completely out of sync with the adventures or Horatio Hornblower. He actually manages to make this story sound boring. And it's definitely not boring. Listen to the other Hornblowers and skip this one.
My teenage daughters insisted I read the VA novels, and I admit I wasn't excited about delving into the world of paranormal romance. However, once I listened to the first book, I was completely hooked. The stories are well told, with unexpected twists, and memorable characters. I hate to admit my teens were right, but they were right. These are really fun books.
The Vampire Academy series are wonderful page-turners and hard to put down, with memorable characters and unexpected situations. This book is read by a different narrator than the first three, which I didn't like at first. However, once I got used to the slightly different voice, I enjoyed this reading immensely.
Silas Marner is a story that continues to resonate, and narrator Andrew Sachs does a wonderful job of bringing the voices to life. I listened to the entire book in one day. Couldn't turn it off.
A wonderfully thought-provoking thesis on the relationship between god and science, with a hefty dose of talmudic thought mixed in. Wouk explains why he believes in god, and how he has explained that belief to some of the greatest scientific minds of the 20th century, including Richard Feynman. The narrator has a wonderful voice that brings this book to life.
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