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Henry Rosenberg MD

Englewood, NJ USA | Member Since 2007

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  • Field of Blood

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Denise Mina
    • Narrated By Heather O'Neill
    Overall
    (110)
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    (36)
    Story
    (35)

    Little Brian Wilcox's murder is the hottest story in Scotland. Every major newspaper crowds its pages with stories examining the crime from every angle. If only Paddy Meehan could get a scoop on the case. A nationally syndicated story would surely launch her fledgling journalism career out of the free local rag she's been working at.

    Jeffrey Delisle says: "great protagoneuse"
    "A good book, not as good as Slip of the Knife"
    Overall

    This story describes the background of how Patty Meehan gets into the newspaper business.
    Mostly enjoyable, but the part where she is beat up by the villain and just bounces back stretches credulity.
    I enjoy the setting of her books in working class Glasgow.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Envoy: The Epic Rescue of the Last Jews of Europe in the Desperate Closing Months of World War II

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Alex Kershaw
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (20)
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    (15)
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    (15)

    Hailed as “a master storyteller” (Booklist), Alex Kershaw routinely climbs best-seller lists with his narrative histories. In the waning months of World War II, SS Colonel Adolf Eichmann sent over half a million Hungarians to their deaths at Auschwitz. But one Jewish ghetto remained, and only one man - a Swedish diplomat named Raoul Wallenberg - could stop Eichmann.

    Henry Rosenberg MD says: "an amazing story"
    "an amazing story"
    Overall

    This is a moving, tragic story of Raol Wallenberg's efforts to rescue Jews of Hungary using his diplomat's status and strategy. It exposes the cruelty of the Nazi's the Hungarian Nazi party and the role of Eichman in the deportation. Such cruelty is hard to imagine, Also hard to imagine is the courage of Wallenberg. The tragic end of Wallenberg and the impact on his family, make this book an important addition to the history of WW2

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Reluctant Mr. Darwin: Charles Darwin and the Making of His Theory of Evolution

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By David Quammen
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (127)
    Performance
    (41)
    Story
    (42)

    In September 1838, a young Englishman named Charles Darwin hit upon the idea that "natural selection" among competing individuals would lead to wondrous adaptations and species diversity. Twenty-one years passed between that epiphany and publication of On the Origin of Species. The human drama and scientific controversy of that time constitute a fascinating, tangled tale that illuminates this cautious naturalist who sparked an intellectual revolution.

    J B Tipton says: "Darwin portrait."
    "Darwin's life and times"
    Overall

    A great portrayal of a wonderful scientist who, using simple experiments and observations and using objective reasoning came to astonishing conclusions that although controversial have stood the test of time.
    One of the great thinkers and observers of the 19th century that changed how we see the world.
    I learned a lot.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Lost City of Z: A Tale of Deadly Obsession in the Amazon

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By David Grann
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (297)
    Story
    (303)

    A sensational disappearance that made headlines around the world. A quest for truth that leads to death, madness or disappearance for those who seek to solve it. The Lost City of Z is a blockbuster adventure narrative about what lies beneath the impenetrable jungle canopy of the Amazon. After stumbling upon a hidden trove of diaries, acclaimed New Yorker writer David Grann set out to find out what happened to the British explorer Percy Fawcett and his quest for the Lost City of Z.

    jennifer says: "A Worthy Read for Armchair Explorers"
    "well researched adventure story"
    Overall

    I admit I did not know of Fawcett prior to reading this book. I found the historical background well researched, and was amazed at the hardships Fawcett and his companions had to endure. It was amazing that they did not die much before their final trip. It was unfortunate that two young men died with him on his final trip.
    I liked the follow up when the author discovers what the civilization they were looking for was all about.

    3 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Bellini Card: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Jason Goodwin
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (45)
    Performance
    (19)
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    (17)

    Istanbul, 1840: the new sultan, Abdulmecid, has heard a rumor that Bellini's vanished masterpiece---a portrait of Mehmed the Conqueror - may have resurfaced in Venice. Yashim, our eunuch detective, is promptly sent to investigate, but - aware that the sultan's advisers are against any extravagant repurchase of the painting - decides to deploy his disempowered Polish ambassador friend, Palewski, to visit Venice in his stead.

    Henry Rosenberg MD says: "great mystery"
    "great mystery"
    Overall

    This is a well written mystery that takes place in exotic Venice. The characters are interesting and the denouement is surprising.
    I enjoyed listening to the story even though towards the end it was difficult to follow the different characters

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Descartes' Bones: A Skeletal History of the Conflict between Faith and Reason

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 13 mins)
    • By Russell Shorto
    • Narrated By Paul Hecht
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (194)
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    (62)
    Story
    (59)

    On a brutal winter's day in 1650 in Stockholm, Frenchman Rene Descartes, the most influential and controversial thinker of his time, was buried after a cold and lonely deathfar from home. Sixteen years later, the pious French Ambassador Hugues de Terlon secretly unearthed Descartes' bones and transported them to France. Why would this devoutly Catholic official care so much about the remains of a philosopher who washounded from country after country on charges of atheism?

    Roger says: "Philosophy of Modernity"
    "Descartes and his influence on modern society"
    Overall

    Prior to this book, Descartes was, to me, a great mathematician and theorist, I did not have any idea of the influence his thinking had on the development of world view and the scientific method. There was so much great information in this book that I listened to it twice. The narrator was great and the twists and turns of history were well explained. I am sure that the material could have easily covered several volumes.
    For those interested in history and the history of science, this is a great book.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Slip of the Knife

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Denise Mina
    • Narrated By Jane Macfarlane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (178)
    Performance
    (62)
    Story
    (65)

    Paddy Meehan is no stranger to murder - as a reporter she lives at crime scenes - but nothing has prepared her for this visit from the police. Her former boyfriend and fellow journalist Terry Patterson has been found hooded and shot through the head. Paddy knows she will be of little help - she had not seen Terry in more than six months. So she is bewildered to learn that in his will he has left her his house and several suitcases full of notes.

    Lehua says: "Another winner"
    "slip of the knife"
    Overall

    Overall I enjoyed this thriller. There were parts that were long and overly drawn out and the ending was somewhat predictable. However, I enjoyed learning about Glaswegians and the conflict between the British and the Republicans.
    She is a fine writer of mystery.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By John Richmond
    Overall
    (124)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (29)

    This great novel of African adventure continues to be a favorite among those who love a thrilling tale. Perhaps the reason for its enduring appeal is that it is a story filled with qualities close to the human heart: adventure, discovery, desire for immortality, terror, search for the primitive. As Kipling said of Haggard's work, "It goes, and it grips, and it moves with all the freshness of youth."

    Henry Rosenberg MD says: "A Great Classic"
    "A Great Classic"
    Overall

    The book is full of adventure and thrills set against the exotic background of Africa. The characters are memorable and easy to relate to.
    Despite the fantastic story, it is utterly engrossing. Hard to believe it was written in the 19th century. A classic.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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