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Walter Harris

Old Saybrook, CT USA | Member Since 2011

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  • The Legend of Broken

    • UNABRIDGED (35 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Caleb Carr
    • Narrated By Tim Gerard Reynolds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (64)
    Story
    (61)

    With the historical storytelling brilliance of Ken Follett’s The Pillars of the Earth, the hugely best-selling author of The Alienist writes a bounding epic: The Legend of Broken is an action-packed, multi-charactered tale of a medieval clash of cultures. In Caleb Carr’s fascinating tale of the kingdom of Broken, legend meets history, science defies all expectation, and one noble soldier struggles to save a fortress city besieged by enemies within and without.

    Joe says: "Brilliant Story, Brilliant Narration"
    "A New Mythology"
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    If you could sum up The Legend of Broken in three words, what would they be?

    An incomplete story


    What other book might you compare The Legend of Broken to and why?

    The Fire and Ice series by Martin. This is a story of people with to the problems of today. There is distrust of a corrupt central government, with the over lay of secular science in opposition to a myth based religion.


    What does Tim Gerard Reynolds bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    This is a hard book for an audible presentation because of the extensive foot notes. I got a written copy from the public library to follow the footnotes.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, it was, however, quite interesting


    Any additional comments?

    At least one more book should be forthcoming, since the story ends at a point where only the immediate question is answered. In any further writing care should be taken to have more maps and diagrams to supplement the text.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Bat: A Harry Hole Thriller, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Jo Nesbo
    • Narrated By Sean Barrett
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (960)
    Performance
    (827)
    Story
    (816)

    Harry is out of his depth. Detective Harry Hole is meant to keep out of trouble. A young Norwegian girl taking a gap year in Sydney has been murdered, and Harry has been sent to Australia to assist in any way he can. He's not supposed to get too involved. When the team unearths a string of unsolved murders and disappearances, nothing will stop Harry from finding out the truth. The hunt for a serial killer is on, but the murderer will talk only to Harry. He might just be the next victim.

    Charles Atkinson says: "Probably the best of this remarkable series."
    "Who is Harry Hole?"
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    Would you listen to The Bat again? Why?

    I would not volenteer to listen a second time, but would not object to listening with someone else.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Harry, of course, he is the arch typical scandinavian morose, alcholic introspective loner detective.


    Have you listened to any of Sean Barrett’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I don't think so


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It made me want a drink but not Jim Beam. Perhaps Makers?


    Any additional comments?

    Where is spell checker??

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Her Royal Spyness: A Royal Spyness Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Rhys Bowen
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    Overall
    (4697)
    Performance
    (4031)
    Story
    (4010)

    Georgie, aka Lady Victoria Georgiana Charlotte Eugenie, cousin of King George V of England, is penniless and trying to survive on her own as an ordinary person in London in 1932. So far she has managed to light a fire and boil an egg... She's gate-crashed a wedding... She's making money by secretly cleaning houses... And she's been asked to spy for Her Majesty the Queen.

    Alice says: "Happy addition to a difficult genre"
    "That Mrs. Simpson!"
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    What did you like best about Her Royal Spyness? What did you like least?

    Interesting bit of fluff. Well performed. In the bath tub, really?


    Would you recommend Her Royal Spyness to your friends? Why or why not?

    Maybe, this has no redeeming value but is a good yarn.


    What about Katherine Kellgren’s performance did you like?

    Excellent vocal control


    Do you think Her Royal Spyness needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    It certainly seems to be the intro to a series.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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