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Mark

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  • Cloud of Sparrows

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Takashi Matsuoka
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (48)
    Story
    (49)

    In 1861, foreign ships have forced open Japan's doors to the West. Missionaries have come to Japan; they are there to save men's souls, but to the Japanese they are there to spread false religion. The young Lord Genji, who possesses the power of prophecy, flees to the Cloud of Sparrows castle, where he shelters two American missionaries. Together with a legendary swordsman and an enigmatic geisha, they embark on a harrowing journey through a dangerous landscape to prepare for a final battle.

    Barry says: "The Quintessential Novel"
    "Great Listen"
    Overall

    First the bad news...

    The combination of Japanese names and jumping between various sub-plots, times and cultures can be challenging in an audio book. I imagine that this would be less disruptive in the written form.

    but...

    I found it worth the effort. Besides being entertaining, I absorbed a bit of Japanese history in spite of my general impatience with anything vaguely educational. It was somewhat of a cross between "Shogun" and the "Otori Trilogy". The ending was somewhat disappointing in that it seemed to resolve little and largely attempt to sell the next book of the series. To that extent, it worked - I'm anxious for the unabridged version of "Autumn Bridge"

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Little Black Girl Lost

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Keith Lee Johnson
    • Narrated By Beresford Bennett
    Overall
    (117)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (36)

    Set in 1950s New Orleans, Little Black Girl Lost is a powerful tale filled with sex, greed, and the explosive political and social climates of an America long gone. Fifteen-year-old beauty Johnnie Wise lives her life devoted to God. But her innocence is shattered when her mother, who has been a prostitute for years, sells Johnnie's body to lecherous insurance man Earl Shamus.

    Kelly says: "The Power of the P!"
    "basic smut"
    Overall

    If this book has any socially redeeming value it is lost on me. It's written to a fifth grade reading level. The characters are two dimensional and stereotypical.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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