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R. Dupree

Macon, GA USA | Member Since 2000

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  • Four Queens: The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Nancy Goldstone
    • Narrated By Josephine Bailey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (161)
    Performance
    (50)
    Story
    (52)

    Set against the backdrop of the turbulent 13th century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs, comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence, whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily.

    Patricia says: "Entertaining!"
    "Not Well Organized"
    Overall

    This book did not seem very well organized and the story was not told in chronoligical order. It was as if someone was stringing together bits of histrorical facts from different sources. One chapter tells of the death of one of the women and in the next chapter it is related that she spent the Christmas season with the family in France. I give the narrator credit for for doing a good job with the material she had to work with. I don't know how I managed to listen to the entire book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Isabella: The She-Wolf of France

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    Overall
    (206)
    Performance
    (102)
    Story
    (106)

    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    Wallen says: "Excellent"
    "Boring"
    Overall

    I agree with some of the other reviewers, this book is quite dull. I too had read the author's other book "Innocent Traitor". This book was as different from "Innocent Traitor" as night is from day. I rarely stop listening to a book but this time it was so tedious that I had to stop listening long before the end.

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Endymion Spring

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Matthew Skelton
    • Narrated By Richard Easton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can be opened only when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.

    Amazon Customer says: "Could have been good..."
    "Interesting book"
    Overall

    I liked this book and the story is engaging, however it seems like it is geared to the younger listner as the main characters are children.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Thirteen Moons

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Charles Frazier
    • Narrated By Will Patton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (677)
    Performance
    (244)
    Story
    (241)

    This magnificent novel by one of America's finest writers is the epic of one man's remarkable journey, set in 19th-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life. At the age of 12, under the Wind Moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home.

    P. Bergh says: "A fascinating, great epic tale"
    "A Well Told Story"
    Overall

    Charles Frazier has a knack for telling a story. This fictional account of a period in our history that is not discussed in detail -- the period surrounding the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their homelands. Very interesting.

    Will Patton is a wonderful narrator.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • A Rose for the Crown

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Anne Easter Smith
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (93)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    In A Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine, the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to herself.

    Michelle says: "One of the best audiobooks ever"
    "Good!"
    Overall

    I really enjoyed this book. The attention to details made the characters come "alive". It was hard to stop listening to this book but at the same time I wanted to "draw" out the listening period so the book could be completely savored.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Secret Supper: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Javier Sierra
    • Narrated By Simon Jones
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing "The Last Supper". Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling and blasphemous message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus?

    Michelle says: "It's a good read.. but not DaVinci Code 2"
    "Need to know Latin?"
    Overall

    I thought the book was good overall. When it came time to finally reveal the secret of the last supper a word was revealed which I assume is latin. The dialog after the word was revealed did nothing to give the listener the meaning of the word. I was left very unsatisfied. I went back and re-listened to the word and ended up looking it up on google to find out what it meant. Once the secret was revealed, it was like the author couldn't end the story quick enough, so the ending felt rushed.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful

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