Call anytime(888) 283-5051
 

You no longer follow Bryan

You will no longer see updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can re-follow a user if you change your mind.

OK

You now follow Bryan

You will receive updates from this user when they write new reviews, or suggestions based on their library or recommendations.

You can unfollow a user if you change your mind.

OK

Bryan

MEQUON, WI, United States | Member Since 2009

0
HELPFUL VOTES
  • 2 reviews
  • 22 ratings
  • 147 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2014
FOLLOWING
0
FOLLOWERS
0

  • Catherine the Great: Portrait of a Woman

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Mark Deakins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (590)
    Performance
    (480)
    Story
    (476)

    The Pulitzer Prize–winning author of Peter the Great, Nicholas and Alexandra, and The Romanovs returns with another masterpiece of narrative biography, the extraordinary story of an obscure young German princess who traveled to Russia at fourteen and rose to become one of the most remarkable, powerful, and captivating women in history.

    Elizabeth says: "Loved everyone minute!"
    "Not Massie's best work"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    Where does Catherine the Great rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Among the best of the middle of the pack.


    Would you be willing to try another book from Robert K. Massie? Why or why not?

    I have listened to 2 of his other books and thought all were well done.


    What does Mark Deakins bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    He does a wonderful job staying consistent with his voices.


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

    I didn't. I was disappointed with the disjointed nature of the book. That is certainly the author's fault. It was entertaining and informative, but annoyingly disjointed.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Peter the Great: His Life and World

    • UNABRIDGED (43 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Robert K. Massie
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    Overall
    (371)
    Performance
    (290)
    Story
    (284)

    This superbly told story brings to life one of the most remarkable rulers––and men––in all of history and conveys the drama of his life and world. The Russia of Peter's birth was very different from the Russia his energy, genius, and ruthlessness shaped. Crowned co-Tsar as a child of ten, after witnessing bloody uprisings in the streets of Moscow, he would grow up propelled by an unquenchable curiosity, everywhere looking, asking, tinkering, and learning, fired by Western ideas.

    Susan says: "detailed history"
    "A good reading for a great book."
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    What did you love best about Peter the Great?

    Peter the Great is a good starting point for delving into the history of Tsarist Russia under the Romanov Dynasty.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Peter the Great?

    I enjoyed the the accounts of his trips to the West. How the monarch of a perceived barbarian and backwards land is received in the enlightened cities of Europe.


    What about Frederick Davidson???s performance did you like?

    I felt he did an exceptional job particularly with the Russian names. My only complaint is his speech seemed a little mumbled at times. Hence my 4 star rating. If 5 is perfect this is slightly under.


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

    There are parts of the book that are certainly funny.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.