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San Angelo, TX, United States | Member Since 2010

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  • The Other Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen, Jenny Sterlin, Ron Keith

    New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

    Teddy says: "Nothing to Write Home About"
    "History comnes to life!"
    What did you like best about The Other Queen? What did you like least?

    Best part was the narration. The narrators were incredibly realistic.
    In some sections the story line was redendant and it was very slow.

    Would you be willing to try another book from Philippa Gregory? Why or why not?

    Yes. I have read and/or listened several of her works.

    What does the narrators bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Since ther story is told from the perspective of three historical figures, each brought the personalities, and their significant differences to life. THey did an excellent job.

    Did The Other Queen inspire you to do anything?


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Creole Belle: A Dave Robicheaux Novel, Book 19

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By James Lee Burke
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Creole Belle begins where the last book in the Dave Robicheaux series, The Glass Rainbow, ended. Dave is in a recovery unit in New Orleans, where a Creole girl named Tee Jolie Melton visits him and leaves him an iPod with the country blues song “Creole Belle” on it. Then she disappears. Dave becomes obsessed with the song and the memory of Tee Jolie and goes in search of her sister, who later turns up inside a block of ice floating in the Gulf.

    Melinda says: "Burke & Patton -- Synergistic Phenomenon"
    "Burke never ceases to amaze!"
    If you could sum up Creole Belle in three words, what would they be?

    Plot, character, prose

    What did you like best about this story?

    Burkes ability to breathe life into his characters without sacrificing intriguing plot turns kept me on the edge.

    Which scene was your favorite?

    Not one, but each scene where Dave and Clete "confront one another with genuine love." The two opposites bring out the best and worst in each.

    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It mostly made me cry over the genuine evil in the world(as do all of Burke's works), but still juxtaposed against the genuine goodness that love, friendship and responsibility exists in average people.

    Any additional comments?

    If I could put in words the literary genius Burke demonstrates, i would be able to write best sellers too.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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