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Jody

Hugo, OK, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • Stealing the Mystic Lamb: The True Story of the World's Most Coveted Masterpiece

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Noah Charney
    • Narrated By John Allen Nelson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Jan van Eyck's Ghent Altarpiece is on any art historian's list of the 10 most important paintings ever made. Often referred to by the subject of its central panel, the Adoration of the Mystic Lamb, it represents the fulcrum between the Middle Ages and the Renaissance. It is also the most frequently stolen artwork of all time.

    Jody R. Nathan says: "Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory"
    "Snatching defeat from the jaws of victory"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    First of all, the narrator sounded like he should be doing tv infomercials for reusable paper towels. Second, the story should be very interesting ( I am a history buff) but strangely it isn't. Perhaps it was the need to constantly refer to the painting at issue during (especially) the beginning of the book; the inability to see what the author was talking about. The first quarter of the book seemed to be a description of the artwork; the second quarter was a general history of the artwork up to the first world war, the third quarter was about the theft of the panels in the 30's and the last part was about its rescue from the Nazis in WWII.

    Some of the symbols were discussed, but not the mystic symbolism, other than the obvious. Even the parts which could have been exciting and suspenseful were not written to keep one's interest.

    I wanted to like it, and I did learn a bit but was irritated the whole time. Perhaps it was the narrator -- listen first and decide if you can listen to hours of the guy.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The John Updike Audio Collection

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By John Updike
    • Narrated By Jane Alexander, Edward Herrmann, John Updike
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (13)
    Story
    (13)

    The extraordinarily evocative stories depict the generation born in a small-town America during the Depression and growing up in a world where the old sexual morality was turned around and material comforts were easily had. Yet, as these stories reflect so accurately, life was still unsettling, and Updike chronicles telling moments both joyful and painful. The texts are taken from his recent omnibus, The Early Stories, 1953-1975.

    Jody says: "Good read"
    "Good read"
    Overall

    This was a good read; I like short stories, and these were very evocative. I especially liked the connected short stories. The narrators all did an excellent job. The subject matter is intriguing; relationships mostly, and poignant and funny at the same time.

    42 of 42 people found this review helpful

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