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Betsy

Newburyport, MA, United States | Member Since 2000

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  • 5 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 701 titles in library
  • 6 purchased in 2014
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  • The Unruly Passions of Eugénie R.

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Carole DeSanti
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (49)
    Performance
    (40)
    Story
    (42)

    Eugénie R., born in foie gras country, follows the man she loves to Paris but soon finds herself marooned. An outcast, she charts the treacherous waters of sexual commerce on a journey through artists’ ateliers and pawnshops, zinc bars and luxurious bordellos. Giving birth to a daughter she is forced to abandon, Eugénie spends the next 10 years fighting to get her back, falling in love along the way with an artist, a woman, and a revolutionary.

    Helen D. says: "Seduced and abandoned - and boring!"
    "Historical fascinating"
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    This is a beautifully written book and surprising in the history of Paris - a period of time that I didn't know about even after living there for 5 years. Plus just seeing the city from a very different vantage point was compelling. I really enjoyed the book and liked the reader as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4212)
    Performance
    (3528)
    Story
    (3538)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Jimmy says: "Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!"
    "Love Ken Follett"
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    There is something about hearing events you know about through the eyes of people you care about, that makes a story so profound without feeling manipulated by the author. Plus this book really moves, and I'm already wondering what these people and their children will be doing in the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shantaram

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Gregory David Roberts
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (3133)
    Performance
    (1480)
    Story
    (1481)

    This mesmerizing first novel tells the epic journey of Lin, an escaped convict who flees maximum security prison in Australia to disappear into the underworld of contemporary Bombay. Accompanied by his guide and faithful friend, Prabaker, Lin searches for love and meaning while running a clinic in one of the city's poorest slums and serving his apprenticeship in the dark arts of the Bombay mafia. The keys to unlock the mysteries that bind Lin are held by two people: his mentor Khader Khan, mafia godfather and criminal-philosopher; and the beautiful, elusive Karla, whose passions are driven by dangerous secrets.

    Jamie says: "Do Not Miss This"
    "What a tale!"
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    I read somewhere that this is somewhat autobiographical which makes it even more amazing. I loved the voices that the reader used. I was living in India!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Gone Girl: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Gillian Flynn
    • Narrated By Julia Whelan, Kirby Heyborne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (13892)
    Performance
    (12262)
    Story
    (12290)

    It is Nick and Amy Dunne's fifth wedding anniversary. Presents are being wrapped and reservations are being made when Nick's clever and beautiful wife disappears from their rented McMansion on the Mississippi River. Husband-of-the-Year Nick isn't doing himself any favors with cringe-worthy daydreams. Under mounting pressure from the police and the media - as well as Amy's fiercely doting parents - the town golden boy parades an endless series of lies, deceits, and inappropriate behavior. Nick is oddly evasive, and he's definitely bitter - but is he really a killer?

    Teddy says: "Demented, twisted, sick and I loved it!"
    "No redeeming characters"
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    I enjoyed the twists and turns but soon I got sick of both main characters - they became annoying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Trapeze

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Simon Mawer
    • Narrated By Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (81)

    Barely out of school and doing her bit for the British war effort, Marian Sutro has one quality that makes her stand out—she is a native French speaker. It is this that attracts the attention of the SOE, the Special Operations Executive, which trains agents to operate in occupied Europe. Drawn into this strange, secret world at the age of nineteen, she finds herself undergoing commando training, attending a “school for spies,” and ultimately, one autumn night, parachuting into France from an Royal Air Force bomber to join the Wordsmith resistance network.

    Bonny says: "Somewhat tedious"
    "Fascinating Read"
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    I felt I was right there with this woman. The plot was laid out so that I was not sure what would happen next. I learned a lot about the resistance and what that life might have been like for an average member. I was sorry when it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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