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Raymond

Belfast, ME, USA

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  • The March of the Ten Thousand

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Xenophon
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (115)
    Story
    (119)

    Translated by W. E. D. Rouse, The March of the Ten Thousand is one of the most admired and widely read pieces of ancient literature to come down to us. Xenophon employs a very simple, straightforward style to describe what is probably the most exciting military adventure ever undertaken. It is an epic of courage, faith and democratic principle.

    Darwin8u says: "One of the great adventures in human history"
    "Eyewitness to History"
    Overall

    I have always wanted toread this book but never found the time until I could take advantage of my automobile driving time with audible books. This was really worth it! The immediacy of the account made me feel like I was right there as it was happenning and I began to feel like I knew many of the characters personally, especially Xenophon but also Prince Cyrus. I thought the reader was a little harsh but gradually I got over it by picturing him as Xenophon as an old man telling the story of his great adventure, the march "upcountry".

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Our Mutual Friend

    • UNABRIDGED (37 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Jim Killavey
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (13)

    Stephanie says: "Will this book be our mutual friend?"
    "Our mutual friend became our mutual pleasure"
    Overall

    Although I have been a Dickens fan for years, Our Mutual Friend was my husband's first Dickens experience. We listened to it almost every night from November through January. To say that it made for amusing and delightful evenings is a vast understatement. When the book was over I was crushed. Our Mutual Friend had become something I looked forward to every evening as well as looking forward to the discussion about the book during the day. The book is very funny and the characters are precisely drawn. The narrator's voice is problematic but the quality of the book allowed us to stay awake even with his droning reading.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bone of Contention

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Roberta Gellis
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (141)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (47)

    Magdalene la Batarde knows there is trouble brewing in Oxford, with King Stephen bringing together his great council, and her patron, William of Ypres, immediately summoning her. But she never expected it would involve murder.

    Sharon says: "Strongly recommended"
    "Murder by candlemark"
    Overall

    This grew on me as I listened. First, I'm partial to Nadia May's narration; she always does a nice job. I found myself absorbed by the details of time and place. I really felt that we were dealing with a moment in time. The actual murder mystery was of less importnace. It certainly does seem that the troublesome reign of King Stephen attracts a lot of murder mysteries...

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful

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