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Lon Welsh

Lon Welsh

Denver, CO USA

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  • Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Elias Lonnrot, John Martin Crawford (translator)
    • Narrated By Robert Bethune
    Overall
    (33)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    The Kalevala is the signature work of traditional Finnish culture. In story after story, it explores the human and divine world as understood by the traditional runic singers of the north. It sings of how the universe came to be, how the natural world works, how divine and supernatural worlds relate to the world of humankind, how human beings relate to each other, how good and evil and life and death function in the world.

    Paul Z. says: "Great Book"
    "Not for the car"
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    Would you try another book from Elias Lonnrot and John Martin Crawford (translator) and/or Robert Bethune?

    I am from the US and I am touring Scandinavia. I wanted to learn more about the culture so I bought this audiobook to listen to in the car. It's pretty traditional and repetitive ... but the killer is the way it is read lulled me to sleep. Not good while driving.


    Has Kalevala: The Ancient Epic of Finland turned you off from other books in this genre?

    No


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    Made me sleepy to listen to it; too much repetition.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sharpe’s Prey: Denmark, 1807

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (219)
    Performance
    (184)
    Story
    (185)

    Critically acclaimed, best-selling novelist Bernard Cornwell takes listeners back to 1807 for an exciting tale of the Napoleonic Wars. Cornwell’s beloved hero, Richard Sharpe, is sent from England to Denmark on a secret mission. But as England and France fight over the powerful Danish fleet, Sharpe finds himself trapped in the war-torn city of Copenhagen.

    Jean says: "Sharpe's Prey: Denmark 1807"
    "Difficult British accent"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

    Get an American English reader.


    What could Bernard Cornwell have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Content was good.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Patrick Tull’s performances?

    No.


    What character would you cut from Sharpe’s Prey?

    N/A


    Any additional comments?

    I am from the US and I am touring Scandinavia. I wanted to learn more about the culture so I bought this audiobook to listen to in the car. Other reviews expressed the description on Copenhagen was excellent. We didn't get past the 45 minute point so I can't comment.

    0 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Nordic Tales

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Selma Lagerlof, Bjornstjerne Bjornson
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman
    Overall
    (23)
    Performance
    (2)
    Story
    (2)

    Selma Lagerlöf and Bjørnstjerne Bjørnson were two of the greatest nineteenth centurey Nordic authors who were both awarded the Nobel Prize for literature. Lagerlof was a Swedish novelist, who in 1909 became the first woman writer to win the Nobel Prize for literature. Her work is deeply rooted in Nordic legends and history. She turned away from the dominating realistic movement and wrote in a romantic and imaginative manner about the peasant life and landscape of Northern Sweden.

    Robert says: "Transports one to The North"
    "What a great listen!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    If you could sum up Nordic Tales in three words, what would they be?

    Really fun.


    Any additional comments?

    I am from the US and I am touring Scandinavia. I wanted to learn more about the culture so I bought this audiobook to listen to in the car. We really enjoyed this. "The railroad" was especially good.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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