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Barbs44

Barbs44

CANYON COUNTRY, CA United States | Member Since 2009

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  • March

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Geraldine Brooks
    • Narrated By Richard Easton
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (205)
    Story
    (208)

    As the North reels under a series of unexpected defeats during the dark first year of the war, one man leaves behind his family to aid the Union cause. His experiences will utterly change his marriage and challenge his most ardently held beliefs. Riveting and elegant as it is meticulously researched, March is an extraordinary novel woven out of the lore of American history.

    Paula says: "Great book, greatly narrated"
    "So Much to Consider"
    Overall

    This well-written story brought up so much to think about. I had never heard of contraband in this context and learned much about the treatment of slaves in the transitional period of the first part of the Civil War. The author's background as a war correspondent is very evident in the very bloody descriptions of the battles and the atrocities committed during raids.

    Very strong women were prominent in this story about an idealistic and very naive man. Each of them has to deal with the consequences of his impetuous actions. It is interesting that this is exactly the tendency that he is continually trying to squelch in his wife.

    This sequel also kept very true to the original book in its treatment of the characters.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Christmas Wedding

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By James Patterson, Richard DiLallo
    • Narrated By Susan McInerney, Kathleen McInerney, Eileen Stevens, and others
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (279)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (233)

    The tree is decorated, the cookies are baked, and the packages are wrapped, but the biggest celebration this Christmas is Gaby Summerhill's wedding. Since her husband died three years ago, Gaby's four children have drifted apart, each consumed by the turbulence of their own lives. They haven't celebrated Christmas together since their father's death, but when Gaby announces that she's getting married - and that the groom will remain a secret until the wedding day - she may finally be able to bring them home for the holidays. But the wedding isn't Gaby's only surprise....

    Sheila says: "A solid, good book"
    "Boring"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What disappointed you about The Christmas Wedding?

    Could make myself care about characters


    What was most disappointing about James Patterson and Richard DiLallo ’s story?

    No depth


    Did the narrators do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    She used different intonations but everyone pretty much the same.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Boredom


    Any additional comments?

    Don't waste your time on this one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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