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Sharon

Eclectic, veracious reader hardcover,paperback, ebooks, and audible books. Also have an appreciation for many types of prose.

North Miami Beach, FL, United States

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  • The Triumph of Caesar: A Novel of Ancient Rome

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Steven Saylor
    • Narrated By Ralph Cosham
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (86)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (36)

    The Roman civil war has come to its conclusion - Pompey is dead, Egypt is firmly under the control of Cleopatra (with the help of Rome's legions), and for the first time in many years Julius Caesar has returned to Rome itself. Appointed by the Senate as dictator, the city abounds with rumors asserting that Caesar wishes to be made king - the first such that Rome has had in centuries. And that not all of his opposition has been crushed.

    Carol says: "Finally a reader I can listen to"
    "Good start for people fascinated with Rome"
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    Would you listen to The Triumph of Caesar again? Why?

    I might, especially after reading other books about the same subject and time in Roman history. I liked the fact that the information is not just written down, as in most books. This book is written by an investigator and his informants, so the information is passed along in different ways. It's very cleverly done.


    What other book might you compare The Triumph of Caesar to and why?

    Imperium is a history of Cicero not Cesar but is written in a similar way.


    What aspect of Ralph Cosham’s performance would you have changed?

    He was good but a little monotone. I don't think he did very well with the female characters.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It did not cause an extreme reaction but I think that was because of the historical content of the book.


    Any additional comments?

    It was not the best book I have read about Rome but it did add many interesting facts to what I already knew. I'm glad I read it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Soul Catcher

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Frank Herbert
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (5)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Katsuk, a militant Native American student, has kidnapped 13-year-old David Marshall - the son of the US undersecretary of state. He and his young hostage flee into the deepest wilds of the Pacific Northwest, where they must work together to survive as teams of hunters try to track them. Even as he struggles to escape, David begins to feel a certain amount of respect for his captor. What the boy does not know, however, is that he has been chosen as an innocent from the white world for an ancient sacrifice of vengeance. And Katsuk may be divinely inspired - or simply insane.

    Sharon says: "Mentally challenging"
    "Mentally challenging"
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    Story
    What did you love best about Soul Catcher?

    Looked at the challenges different people have when there culture and religion is not shared by the majority of people. Very philosophical and challenging book.


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

    Yes, but not because of the storyline. The need to continue reading is based on the need to uncover your own opinions and compare and contrast them to the authors.


    Which character – as performed by Scott Brick – was your favorite?

    The soul catcher


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

    The ending was extremely moving and touching.


    Any additional comments?

    Frank Herbert is always ahead of his time.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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