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Amy

STEEP FALLS, ME, United States

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  • Catherine De Medici

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Leonie Frieda
    • Narrated By Anna Massey
    Overall
    (57)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (34)

    Leonie Frieda has returned to original sources and re-read the thousands of letters left by Catherine de Medici. There has not been a biography in English of Catherine for many years, and she believes that the time has come to show her as one of the most influential women in 16th-century Europe.

    Die Falknerin says: "An outstanding performance of an excellent book"
    "I would recommend this to other listeners."
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Catherine De Medici to be better than the print version?

    I've never read the print version.


    Any additional comments?

    This book was an interesting and easy way to learn about Catherine De Medici.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Monstrous Regiment of Women

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Laurie R. King
    • Narrated By Jenny Sterlin
    Overall
    (703)
    Performance
    (458)
    Story
    (456)

    Followers of the New Temple of God - all well-bred, well-heeled young women - are becoming targets for murder. With Sherlock Holmes at her side, Mary Russell plunges headlong into a dangerous investigation of life behind the sinister temple walls.

    Karen says: "A Monstrous Regiment of Women"
    "Awesome Read!"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would absolutely recommend this to a friend. The story and narration are great.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    Yes. The mystery is complex and developed.


    What about Jenny Sterlin’s performance did you like?

    She does a great job performing multiple voices.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending. I wont spoil it.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Modern Scholar: A History of Venice: Queen of the Seas

    • ORIGINAL (7 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Thomas F. Madden
    Overall
    (90)
    Performance
    (45)
    Story
    (46)

    Renowned professor Thomas F. Madden focuses his expertise on what has been called the most beautiful city in the world: Venice. In these lectures, Professor Madden explains how the city on the lagoon was established by refugees escaping the onslaught of northern “barbarians” invading the crumbling Roman Empire. Through its history, Venice housed the world’s leading merchants, thrived as a maritime powerhouse, and developed into an independent republic not unlike the present United States.

    Bookworm says: "Absolutely fascinating"
    "Decent."
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    What did you like best about The Modern Scholar: A History of Venice? What did you like least?

    It was very informative, but listeners should be warned that it is very much like listening to a class lecture.


    Could you see The Modern Scholar: A History of Venice being made into a movie or a TV series? Who should the stars be?

    No.


    2 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Thomas Penn
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (136)
    Story
    (137)

    A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors - the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty - filled with spies, plots, counter-plots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII. Near the turn of the sixteenth century, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy and civil war. Henry Tudor clambered to the top of the heap, a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s crown who managed to win the throne and stay on it for 24 years.

    E. Stein says: "Excellent portrayal of a man and his time"
    "Fantastic Book!"
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    What did you love best about Winter King?

    This book is incredibly in-depth and yet an easy listen.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Vance’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is the first Simon Vance performance I have heard, but I would definitely listen to another.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • Da Vinci's Ghost: Genius, Obsession, and How Leonardo Created the World in His Own Image

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Toby Lester
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (125)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (101)

    Toby Lester, author of the award-winning The Fourth Part of the World, masterfully crafts yet another century-spanning saga of people and ideas in this epic story of Vitruvian Man, Leonardo da Vinci’s iconic drawing of a man inscribed in a circle and a square. Over time, the nearly 550-year-old ink-on-paper sketch has transformed into a collective symbol of the nature of genius, the beauty of the human form, and the universality of the human spirit.

    Paul says: "Haunting Expierience"
    "Eh. . ."
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    Would you try another book from Toby Lester and/or Stephen Hoye?

    I probably would not try another book from Toby Lester.


    What do you think your next listen will be?

    The Lost Painting


    Do you think Da Vinci's Ghost needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Lester wrapped it up at the end, despite the book's meandering.


    Any additional comments?

    The premise of the book seemed clear at the beginning, but the issue was actually complex and I would suggest reading a hard copy.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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