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Ellen

Sunnyvale, CA, USA

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  • The Sword and the Miracle

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Melvyn Bragg
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (27)
    Performance
    (10)
    Story
    (10)

    In the seventh century, at the dawn of Christianity, Bega, a bewitching Irish princess bestowed with miraculous powers, and Padric, a charismatic British prince gifted with the fiery power of the sword, sacrifice themselves for what they believe to be a greater destiny.

    Wallen says: "Romance"
    "the characters seem just obsessed with each other"
    Overall

    I stopped listening to this audio book because I was tired of how obsesed the characters seemed with each other and how they were fated to not be able to be together. Its good though if you want a big romance story.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Wicked: The Life and Times of the Wicked Witch of the West

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Gregory Maguire
    • Narrated By John McDonough
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4657)
    Performance
    (2293)
    Story
    (2325)

    Heralded as an instant classic of fantasy literature, Maguire has written a wonderfully imaginative retelling of The Wizard of Oz told from the Wicked Witch's point of view. More than just a fairy tale for adults, Wicked is a meditation on the nature of good and evil.

    Kathleen says: "It's not easy being green"
    "somewhat interesting... but ew"
    Overall

    Rather interesting in many aspects, but I had to put it down about half way through because I was competely disgusted by the obsession the author seems to have with sex. I chose to listen to it because I had heard alot about it and how it was really good, but truthfully i rather doubt I'll finish it, and normally I can't finish most books, I have trouble putting them down. Not only that but I gather the impression that the author who caims it's the Wizard of Oz from the perspective of the Wicked Witch, seems to have not got the character and flavor of the series written by L. Frank Baum. I must admit that if there was a way to take out much of the sex obsessions the book would be quite good.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7246)
    Performance
    (1968)
    Story
    (2016)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "Science Fiction"
    Overall

    The background information in this book, is rather made up. I am only listening to it because my honors group is going to discuss it, I wouldn't recomend it, beyond understanding that it is a work of fiction and that many of the facts used in the novel are not true, and have no historic background. It takes two radical points of views, and puts them in apposing sides. On one side is the radical catholics who believe in male supremity and tourture, and on the other side is the female supremity & changing the history and the bible. The side of female supremity are the heros, and believe that the Gospels in the bible are false and that what happend in the bible are else where. Not only that the author keeps putting symbols in everything.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful

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