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Sally

Burbank, CA, United States | Member Since 2002

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  • Lord of the Silent: The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 13

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Barbara Rosenblat
    Overall
    (292)
    Performance
    (143)
    Story
    (142)

    Undeterred by world war and enemy submarines, Amelia Peabody, grandmaster Elizabeth Peters' indomitable archaeologist-sleuth, once again sets sail for Egypt, where ghosts of an ancient past and specters of a present-day evil hover silently over an inscrutable land.

    Nancy says: "Unabridged is unacceptable"
    "Abridged version leaves out too much"
    Overall

    I've read all the Amelia Peabody books and have been listening to them while on the treadmill. I resisted getting any of the abridged ones until I ran out of unabridged. I must say, abridged books are terrible. As the other reviewers have said too much is left out.

    33 of 33 people found this review helpful
  • The Map of the Sky: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Felix J. Palma
    • Narrated By James Langton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (84)
    Story
    (87)

    A love story serves as backdrop for The Map of the Sky when New York socialite Emma Harlow agrees to marry millionaire Montgomery Gilmore, but only if he accepts her audacious challenge: to reproduce the extraterrestrial invasion featured in Wells's War of the Worlds. What follows are three brilliantly interconnected plots to create a breathtaking tale of time travel and mystery, replete with cameos by a young Edgar Allan Poe, and Captain Shackleton and Charles Winslow from The Map of Time.

    Jim N says: "What a Disappointment!"
    "Starts slow-gets interesting-then slows down again"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The story could have used tighter editing. It drags a lot.
    I like James Langton as a narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blameless: An Alexia Tarabotti Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By Gail Carriger
    • Narrated By Emily Gray
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1468)
    Performance
    (1231)
    Story
    (1236)

    Gail Carriger’s best-selling Parasol Protectorate series reimagines Victorian England with vampires, werewolves, and a dash of steampunk. Blameless is the third in the series starring the parasol-wielding Lady Alexia Maccon, formerly Alexia Tarabotti. After news spreads of her delicate condition—a surprise to everyone since she’s married to a werewolf—Alexia is desperate to escape the London gossip. So she heads to Italy for a change of scenery.

    christin says: "I just couldn't get past the poor production!"
    "Entertaining"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I'm glad to see that I am not the only person who found the lengthy pauses between chapters very annoying. Overall, this is an entertaining light-hearted series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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