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Cardis

Marina, CA, United States | Member Since 2001

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  • The Children of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (193)
    Story
    (198)

    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

    Neil Chisholm says: "A very dysfunctional family!"
    "Disappointing"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I am a huge fan of the Tudor period so what a let down this was. I'm not sure who might enjoy this.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    Oh...decisions, decisions


    What didn’t you like about Simon Prebble’s performance?

    He was not a good fit for this book.


    You didn’t love this book... but did it have any redeeming qualities?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    None

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stasiland: Stories from Behind the Berlin Wall

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Anna Funder
    • Narrated By Denica Fairman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (146)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    In 1989, the Berlin Wall fell; shortly afterwards the two Germanies reunited, and East Germany ceased to exist. Anna Funder tells extraordinary tales from the underbelly of the former East Germany. In a country where the headquarters of the secret police could become a museum literally overnight, and one in 50 East Germans were informing on their fellow citizens, there are thousands of captivating stories.

    Jane says: "Important book"
    "boring"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    This book was not engaging. After many starts and stops, I finally gave up. I was disappointed because I really wanted to like this book.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Anna Funder again?

    unsure


    How could the performance have been better?

    unsure


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    I did not finish it.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Salem's Lot

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Stephen King
    • Narrated By Ron McLarty
    Overall
    (1688)
    Performance
    (656)
    Story
    (666)

    Stephen King's second novel, Salem's Lot, is the story of a mundane town under siege from the forces of darkness. Considered one of the most terrifying vampire novels ever written, it cunningly probes the shadows of the human heart and the insular evils of small-town America.

    Eileen says: "Classic King on audio - FINALLY"
    "Phenomenal"
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    Story
    If you could sum up Salem's Lot in three words, what would they be?

    Satisfying DarkTower tie-in


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Father Callahan, a flawed priest, is essential to Roland and his ka-tet in their quest for the D.T.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Mark and Ben return to the lot and set it on fire.


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

    Ben and Mark destroy Barlow, the master vampire


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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