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Joyce

VERNON, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2006

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  • Phineas Redux: Palliser, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Anthony Trollope
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (14)

    His beloved wife having died in childbirth, Phineas Finn finds Irish society and his job as a poorhouse inspector dull and unsatisfying, particularly after the excitement of his former career as a Member of Parliament. Back in England, the Whigs are determined to overturn the Tory majority in the Parliament of the United Kingdom. Since Finn had once been considered the most promising of the younger set, he is encouraged to run for office again. Bribery, romance, and murder are peppered throughout this Trollope novel.

    Joyce says: "Old classic still resonates today."
    "Old classic still resonates today."
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes. I have enjoyed reading the whole "Palliser" sries by Trollope, but the two books about our hero - Phineas Finn were the most enjoyable. Set in the late 1880's they are a gentle satire about the "game" of politics that resonates today.


    What other book might you compare Phineas Redux to and why?

    Before reading Phineas Redux, readers should try Phineas Finn as this is the story of his first foray into politics, while Phineas Redux is his return.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    There were many moments, but the whole book was an ejoyable journey into a different time and palce.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Leper of Saint Giles: The Fifth Chronicle of Brother Cadfael

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 14 mins)
    • By Ellis Peters
    • Narrated By Joanna Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (53)

    A savage murder interrupts a May-December marriage and leaves Brother Cadfael with a dark, terrible mystery to solve. For the key to the killing - and a secret - are hid among the lepers of Saint Giles. Now Brother Cadfael's skills must ferret out a sickness, not of the body, but of a twisted soul - in the fifth Brother Cadfael Chronicle, a work that displays Ellis Peters' special genius at her best.

    Wm Bruce Ford says: "The Leper of Saint Giles"
    "Another well written Brother Cadfael mystery"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Leper of Saint Giles the most enjoyable?

    Well written story; well told


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    While the plot is good; the enjoyment for me is in the telling.


    What does Joanna Ward bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Like many peiople I


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    The whole series gives a wonderful picture of 14th century England. It is also provides a peep into customs, religion and the basics of forensics and criminal psychology. Reading in chronological order provides a good insight into a civil war not often written about.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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