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Douglas

Cooloongup, Australia | Member Since 2013

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  • Fall of Giants

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (316)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (277)

    A huge novel that follows five families through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for votes for women. It is 1911. The Coronation Day of King George V. The Williams, a Welsh coal-mining family, is linked by romance and enmity to the Fitzherberts, aristocratic coal-mine owners. Lady Maud Fitzherbert falls in love with Walter von Ulrich, a spy at the German Embassy in London.

    S. R. Gibb says: "Disapointing"
    "Ken Follett - Fall of Giants"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend this Audio book to anybody, it is an amazing book.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Fall of Giants?

    The understanding I got from the history of the 20th Century, the motivations of actions that shook the world of my grandparents, described in a way that I could believe and understand.


    What about John Lee’s performance did you like?

    I would choose another book read by John Lee, if it was a choice between him and anyone else. Some less than kind comments have been made previously. They are not what I have found.


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

    This is a huge book, as are most of Ken Folletts books, which are particularly suited to audiobooks, due to the size, reading of a book of this length would take forever, and I probably would get sidetracked by something else before i finished.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sepulchre

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Lorelei King
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (24)
    Story
    (24)

    October 1891: A young girl, Léonie Verniern and her brother Anatole abandon the gas-lit streets of Paris for the sanctuary of the Domaine de la Cade, some miles south of the medieval city of Carcassone . But, in the ancient woods that surround the isolated country house, Léonie stumbles across a ruined Visigoth sepulchre - and a timeless mystery.

    Persis says: "Amazingly Brilliant"
    "Sepulchre"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would recommend all of Kate Mosse's books to anyone who like an original and brilliant novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sepulchre?

    One was near the end, where Lenore is in the Sepulchre.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    There are many, the gunfight and aftermath.


    Who was the most memorable character of Sepulchre and why?

    Lenore, in the 1890s Her story was slightly the best.


    Any additional comments?

    I rarely comment or give reviews, as they can be so subjective, but I love the way all her books tie in, Labrynth being the first of the series, neatly ties in with Sepulchre and Citadel, and even Citadel ties in with the Winter Ghosts.
    I was sorry to have finished reading the books, I have purchased the actual books, and I got the Audio books to put a different slant on what I had read.
    Sepulchre had me get my Tarot cards out for another look, and buy some apps.
    I am looking forward to her next book.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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