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Stephen

Farmington, UT, USA | Member Since 2007

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  • An Anthology of Classic Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Guy de Maupassant, D. H. Lawrence, Edgar Allan Poe, and others
    • Narrated By Cathy Dobson
    Overall
    (3)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    A treasure trove of short classic stories by some of the greatest storytellers in the world: 1.Mademoiselle Fifi by Guy de Maupassant 2.The Test by W. W. Jacobs 3.Miss Brill by Katharine Mansfield 4.England, my England by D. H. Lawrence 5.The Dead Hand by Wilkie Collins 6.The Stalled Ox by Saki 7.Red Hanrahan by W. B. Yeats 8.My Uncle Jules by Guy de Maupassant 9.A Love Knot by W. W. Jacobs 10.The Odour of Chrysanthemums by D. H. Lawrence 11.Ligeia by Edgar Allan Poe

    Stephen says: "Exceeded Expectations"
    "Exceeded Expectations"
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    Story
    Any additional comments?

    I am not usually a short story collection fan, but this anthology was better than I was expecting. I think the stories were well-selected and tended to be more along the lines of the novels that I enjoy (19th and early 20th century). It was my first introduction to D.H. Lawrence which I enjoyed. I ended up liking the narrator more that I expected as well. I am glad that I chose this title and if you are looking for something thought provoking but with multiple story lines, this is a good option.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Beau Geste

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By P.C. Wren
    • Narrated By Geoffrey Howard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (67)
    Performance
    (21)
    Story
    (23)

    A shot rang out. The Arabs surged forward under a savage fusillade of heavy fire. Nearer and nearer they came, shouting with hate and blood-lust. Geste rushed up and down his side of the roof, pausing only long enough to load his rifle and fire into the shrieking mob below, hoping to trick the Arabs into believing the fort was heavily manned.

    Loren D. says: "Definitely a classic."
    "Pleasantly surprised"
    Overall

    I did not know anything about this book other than I had heard the name. I was pleasantly surprised by the story, fascinated by the narrative and interested by the author's approach to logical dilemas. Toward the end, the story was slightly slow but interesting nonetheless. It is mostly a war narrative with some interesting characters and an underlying mystery. Perhaps not recomended for those not interested in learning more about the French Foreign Legion or reading about battles. But even in that case, the issues the characters dealt with were more about the decision making process than the fighting.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • A History of Greece, Volume 1

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Cyril Robinson
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (36)

    A History of Greece is the thrilling story of the rise to power and influence of the greatest civilization the world has ever known. As Cyril Robinson's exquisite narrative unfolds, we find ourselves plunged into mankind's greatest and most magnificent adventure. Also, listen to A History of Greece, Volume 2.

    Jeff Parent says: "To get the most out of this book..."
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I thought the book was excellent. I would have given it 4.5 if possible. I reserve 5 stars for something really spectacular but I cannot think of anything negative to say about this book. This book fulfilled my expecations precisely. It was well organized and well-read. If your are looking for an overview for Greek history, covering policial, social, religious and military aspects, this is perfect. I will certainly listen to volume 2 and then I will move on to the auhor's History of Rome books.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful

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