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  • White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1328)
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    (1145)
    Story
    (1158)

    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    FanB14 says: "Prep for Starz Drama"
    "A New Look at the Wars of the Roses"
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    Would you listen to White Queen again? Why?

    Yes I would, and someday I will. I love a good historical novel, and especially one that doesn't violate any of the available history. Elizabeth Woodville is a little-known figure but one that inspires "what if" thoughts.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The personal reaction to political dealings.


    What about Susan Lyons’s performance did you like?

    Well read, good emphasis without being histrionic.


    If you could rename White Queen, what would you call it?

    Daughter of the River?


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  • Fool: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Christopher Moore
    • Narrated By Euan Morton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2359)
    Performance
    (1159)
    Story
    (1177)

    Pocket has been Lear's cherished fool for years. So naturally Pocket is at his brainless, elderly liege's side when Lear demands that his kids swear to him their undying love and devotion. Of course Goneril and Regan are only too happy to brownnose Dad. But Cordelia believes that her father's request is kind of...well...stupid, and her blunt honesty ends up costing her her rightful share of the kingdom and earns her a banishment to boot.

    Michael says: "Mr Moore does it again."
    "Gut-busting funny...and not for the prudish."
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    Would you listen to Fool again? Why?

    Absolutely. Some books are for gaining information and others are for the enjoyment of the content. This is one of the latter.


    What other book might you compare Fool to and why?

    Lamb, by the same author. And Mark Twain, in some ways.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The ribald goings-on in the great hall.


    Who was the most memorable character of Fool and why?

    Pocket,the Fool.


    Any additional comments?

    More, Moore!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Murder of the Century: The Gilded Age Crime That Scandalized a City & Sparked the Tabloid Wars

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Paul Collins
    • Narrated By William Dufris
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1066)
    Performance
    (881)
    Story
    (882)

    In Long Island, a farmer found a duck pond turned red with blood. On the Lower East Side, two boys playing at a pier discovered a floating human torso wrapped tightly in oilcloth. Blueberry pickers near Harlem stumbled upon neatly severed limbs in an overgrown ditch. Clues to a horrifying crime were turning up all over New York, but the police were baffled: There were no witnesses, no motives, no suspects. The grisly finds that began on the afternoon of June 26, 1897, plunged detectives headlong into the era's most perplexing murder.

    deborah says: "Great look at NYC crime, forensics, and journalism"
    "How Did I Not Know About This?????"
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    If you could sum up The Murder of the Century in three words, what would they be?

    fascinating authentic evocative


    What other book might you compare The Murder of the Century to and why?

    It has been some time since I read Caleb Carr's books about this same period, but they immediately come to mind.


    What about William Dufris’s performance did you like?

    The narrator was able to step into the various voices without sounding like a one-man theatre troupe.


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

    It would have been nice!


    Any additional comments?

    I was fascinated to learn about these events--thought I knew a fair amount about the period. The evocation of the newspaper wars is entertaining, and the facts of the crime are presented in an almost cinematic fashion.

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