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I really enjoy Suzanne Brockmann's Troubleshooter series. The narrator on this one should have checked pronunciations with someone. Her voices and pronunciations are jarring
I've loved this book since it was published in the distant past. Heinlein was the master of presenting science fiction that touched the imagination and heart. This book tells the story of a neer-do-well in space that has adventures everywhere until he longs for the place where he was born.
Heinlein's characters have depth of characterization that is rare in science fiction.
Erma Bombeck is even now regarded as a premier writer of comedy. As a parent with grown children of her own, I remember all the times I said this phrase under my breath. Now it's coming true.
Each of my children has at least one child that replicates almost exactly the antics they perpetrated when they were young. From permanent markers on the wall to small trucks down the toilet - or My Little Ponies in the case of the girls - my expectations have come true.
For older parents, this is nostalgia, for younger ones, it's a prediction. A really funny 'read' in any case. Barbara Rosenblatt does an inimitable performance as narrator.
What would you do if you found the Holy Grail at a thrift store? This tells what one lady did - and it's amusing. Loved this, except the volume of the reader was really soft. May have been my computer.
This is an old story and an old book, but worth reading. It's not for the easily frightened or squeamish, though. The details of the death of a fmaily in the Kansas countryside are disturbing.
I'm not sure this book could be called entertaining. It, however, is well written and vivid.
This is a well-researched recounting of the history of the KKK. I've read other books on the subject that were more comprehensive in scope, but went on to the point where it was difficult to remember the point of the books. This one is brief, to the point, and authoritative.
These stories of O'Henry's are, of course, classics. I find, though, that some of the language and referents need explaining to the modern 'reader' in order to make the stories more poignant and understandable. They're still worth listening to, of course.
I enjoyed this book when it was published and the audio book is just as good. Well-plotted and filled with detail about New Orleans. Just a little more sensual detail than I'm fond of -- but I'm from a different era. Don't listen in front of the kids.
I've been disappointed by the trilogies that Ms. Roberts has been producing, so this was a welcome change. At first I cringed for the young girl who is the main character because she's so lost and makes such awful mistakes with terrible results. Later I began to admire her ability to cope with difficulties and her determination in overcoming what seems to be insurmountable problems.
As in her best novels, Nora Roberts involves you deeply with characters well crafted and sympathetic. Romance is there, but not sloppy, sentimental romance.
I'd recommend 'reading' this book. It's worth the cost and one worth returning to later. I will.
I've become a devotee of Sansom's Matthew Shardlake mysteries because they give an idea of Tudor England from the point of view of someone who actually lived then and was involved in the machinations. I know enough of the history to have the story ring true. Sometimes I wonder about the language, but the language of the era varied a great deal.
The history is great and the mysteries involved are well-plotted and believable.
I was appalled with this book. Ordinarily, in the very least, I enjoy Ms. Roberts' characters and the way they approach what are, definitely, mundane romance situations. There was none of that charm in this book. Her characters are lifeless. This is an excellent idea of how not to write a romance novel.
I wish I hadn't wasted the money because I didn't listen to the whole thing. That's an unusual situation for me because I'm relatively accepting.
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