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Kerilynn

New Britain, CT, USA

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  • A Short History of Myth: The Myths

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Karen Armstrong
    • Narrated By Sandra Burr
    Overall
    (35)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    The history of myth is the history of humanity; our stories and beliefs, our curiosity and attempts to understand the world, link us to our ancestors and each other. Myths help us make sense of the universe. Armstrong takes us from the Palaeolithic period and the myths of the hunters right up to the "Great Western Transformation" of the last 500 years and the discrediting of myth by science.

    maggie0405 says: "Good but not unabridged"
    "Somewhat interesting but..."
    Overall

    I found this audio book difficult to listen to because of the narration. She spoke very slowly and over-pronounced every single word.

    As for the book itself, I didn't really enjoy it, partly because it seemed to come to a lot of conclusions about myth's history and origins and the way our ancestors thought based on very little evidence. Also, she seemed to keep saying the sames things over and over again and didn't really offer a lot of substance.

    That said, this is my first Karen Armstrong book and I am still definitely planning on reading more of her books. But I found this audio book very unsatisfying.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Rose of Shanhasson

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Joely Sue Burkhart
    • Narrated By Simone Pavlides
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (3)

    Shannari is destined to unite the Green Lands. All she has to do is survive a battle with a barbarian, marry the barbarian, escape the very sexy barbarian and his elite warrior band, kill her former fiance, and make it home in one piece. The men in Shannari's life don't take no for an answer easily, and she's definitely worth fighting for. She doesn't believe in love with good reason - her last lover tried to kill her at a most inopportune time. It's a good thing she has fast reflexes, even when she's distracted.

    Erika says: "... and then what happens?!"
    "Typical genre romance"
    Overall

    I wish I didn't buy this book. If it had been categorized as a romance novel, I wouldn't have, but it came up in a Sci-fi/Fantasy search, and I thought it looked interesting from the description.

    If you like reading typical genre romance full of cliches, flat characters, unoriginal storylines, and amateurish writing, you might enjoy this book, but I couldn't stand it.

    I should have known better when I couldn't even find the book on Amazon to read reviews. In the future, I will never purchase an audio book without reading a few reviews first.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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