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Steven

baltimore, MD, USA

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  • Orlando

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Clare Higgins
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (104)
    Story
    (109)

    Fantasy, love offering, exuberant celebration of English life and literature, Orlando is a uniquely entertaining novel. Originally conceived by Virginia Woolf as a playful tribute to Vita Sackville-West, Orlando's central character lives as both a man and a woman through four centuries.

    Mayca says: "Magical"
    "Way Ahead Of All Writers in That Era"
    Overall

    What can I say. She was a writer that had visions where a writer would probably dare go in the year "Orlando" was written. She had a style of her own. A style that seem to catch on as time went by. As more writings, essays and stories came to press the more she became excepted as a top writer not only in Britian but also other areas such the US. She was most certain a women's right's supportor. At the same time she loved all her family including her husband Leonard. She also was very close with her sister and brother.
    As for the story "Orlando" it kept my interest right up til the very end. It is a love story with twist and turns and surprises. Iam sure you will find in very intersting and mysitical as I did. I have read a many of Mrs. Woolf stories and essays. "Orlando" I would rate high on HER charts for story line and writing expertise. Give it a sample listen it may get your curiosity.

    8 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • To the Lighthouse

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Virginia Woolf
    • Narrated By Juliet Stevenson
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (9)
    Story
    (9)

    To the Lighthouse tells of one summer spent by the Ramsay family and their friends in their holiday home in Scotland. Offshore stands the lighthouse, remote, inaccessbile, an eternal presence in a changing wolrd. A projected visit to the lighthouse forms the heart of this extraordinary novel which, through the minds of the various characters, explores the nature of time, memory, transience and eternity.

    Norman Wendth says: "Better heard than read!"
    "ONE OF HER BEST"
    Overall

    Beautifully put together words to form a great novel. I just could picture the background scenes and the people as I was standing there with them. I can only say that one of her other novels "Orlando" can match it in my judgement.
    I would add one other thought in case someone has not read anything by her. Mrs. Woolf's style of writing, was liberal, and kinda risky during her years of living. She kept that style thru her career.

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Drowning Ruth

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Christina Schwarz
    • Narrated By Blair Brown
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (652)
    Performance
    (164)
    Story
    (163)

    Deftly written and emotionally powerful, Drowning Ruth is a stunning portrait of the ties that bind sisters together and the forces that tear them apart, of the dangers of keeping secrets and the explosive repercussions when they are exposed. A mesmerizing and achingly beautiful debut.

    Steven says: "Drowning Ruth"
    "Drowning Ruth"
    Overall

    Never thought I would enjoy this book from the write up. It really seemed like a "womens book" ladies don't take this the wrong way but it is a type of book that would appeal to women.
    Maybe that statement wasn't fair. I REALLY enjoyed the book regardless of my statement.
    I have even bought a copy of the hardback and many friends have borrowed it and enjoyed it as much as I did. I will say it is a little depressing and heavy on the heart as the story progresses . I recommend it to adults only because of the sensitive issues.
    Thanks audible for making this available to listeners.

    9 of 9 people found this review helpful
  • The Da Vinci Code

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    Overall
    (2982)
    Performance
    (216)
    Story
    (221)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Jonas says: "Overall Good"
    "Thumbs Down"
    Overall

    Just could'nt get into the story at all. All my friends that read novels said you gotta read this one. Well I listened and listened for a good while, and I just could not follow Mr. Brown's book. Glad I didn't waste more time reading it.
    Sorry Mr. Brown, I was one of the few that did not show a thumbs up.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Cold Heart

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Jonathan Kellerman
    • Narrated By John Rubinstein
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (291)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (75)

    Alex Delaware is summoned to a trendy gallery where a promising young artist has been brutally garroted on the night of her first major showing. There is no obvious motive, and the careful staging of the murder scene immediately suggests to Alex not an impulsive crime of passion, but the meticulous and taunting modus operandi of a serial killer. As more killings are discovered, unraveling the puzzle assumes a new importance - stopping a vicious psychopath who's made cold-blooded murder his chosen art form.

    Rosie H says: "A Cold Heart"
    "One of The Best Yet !"
    Overall

    Like all of Kellerman's books this one goes a little past very good rating. I recommend this one even if you do not normally read the Kellerman's mysteries. This one is a page plus turner. Don't just judge it by the sample. It takes a little time and then it hooks you.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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