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romuald

PHILADELPHIA, PA, United States | Member Since 2012

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  • The Garden of Evening Mists

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Tan Twan Eng
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (159)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (144)

    Malaya, 1951. Yun Ling Teoh, the scarred lone survivor of a brutal Japanese wartime camp, seeks solace among the jungle-fringed tea plantations of Cameron Highlands. There she discovers Yugiri, the only Japanese garden in Malaya, and its owner and creator, the enigmatic Aritomo, exiled former gardener of the emperor of Japan. Despite her hatred of the Japanese, Yun Ling seeks to engage Aritomo to create a garden in memory of her sister, who died in the camp.

    Susan says: "The best"
    "Like a Japanese woodblock print"
    Overall
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    Story
    Would you listen to The Garden of Evening Mists again? Why?

    No. I never listen again to the same story.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Oh, please Dear Audible do not create a high school homework for me....


    Which scene was your favorite?

    It's so stereotypical to ask such questions...


    If you could rename The Garden of Evening Mists, what would you call it?

    This entire "review" is not only artificial, but treats readers like not very brights children.


    Any additional comments?

    Now I am curious: Are they going to publish my "comments"?

    2 of 30 people found this review helpful
  • Worlds at War: The 2,500-Year Struggle Between East and West

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Anthony Pagden
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (410)
    Performance
    (181)
    Story
    (178)

    In the tradition of Jared Diamond and Jacques Barzun, prize-winning historian Anthony Pagden presents a sweeping history of the long struggle between East and West, from the Greeks to the present day.

    The relationship between East and West has always been one of turmoil. In this historical tour de force, a renowned historian leads us from the world of classical antiquity, through the Dark Ages, to the Crusades, Europe's resurgence, and the dominance of the Ottoman Empire, which almost shattered Europe entirely. Pagden travels from Napoleon in Egypt to Europe's carving up of the finally moribund Ottomans - creating the modern Middle East along the way - and on to the present struggles in Iraq.

    Tad Davis says: "Great story, with a lot of unfamiliar names"
    "He write, and writes increasingly boring compilati"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you try another book from Anthony Pagden and/or John Lee?

    No


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Tiredness


    What three words best describe John Lee’s performance?

    machine-like


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    Never!!!


    Any additional comments?

    I would gladly return it, but since I alredy returned two books, I only wrote this review

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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