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  • Winter of the World: The Century Trilogy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (31 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4562)
    Performance
    (3833)
    Story
    (3841)

    Winter of the World picks up right where the first book left off, as its five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, Welsh - enter a time of enormous social, political, and economic turmoil, beginning with the rise of the Third Reich, through the Spanish Civil War and the great dramas of World War II, up to the explosions of the American and Soviet atomic bombs. As always with Ken Follett, the historical background is brilliantly researched and rendered, the action fast-moving, the characters rich in nuance and emotion.

    Jimmy says: "Epic, Remarkable, Easy & Enjoyable!"
    "This is even better the Book 1!"
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    If you could sum up Winter of the World in three words, what would they be?

    Engaging, educating, exciting


    What other book might you compare Winter of the World to and why?

    I think I might compare it to Pillars of the Earth, in that it is following five different families and how they intertwine and connect


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

    Don't know if I have heard John Lee before.


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

    Both, really and it made me think and learn about the world at that time.


    Any additional comments?

    Follett has a wonderful skill in keeping you interested in all five families and their connections, as well as, teaching you about history. It didn't take me long to make the connections to Book 1 - but you would not have had to read Book 1 in order to enjoy it, although it made it better, knowing the history of the characters. I look forward to Book 3

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  • The Night Circus

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Erin Morgenstern
    • Narrated By Jim Dale
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6114)
    Performance
    (5428)
    Story
    (5426)

    The circus arrives without warning. No announcements precede it. It is simply there, when yesterday it was not. Within the black-and-white striped canvas tents is an utterly unique experience full of breathtaking amazements. It is called Le Cirque des Rêves, and it is only open at night.

    Pamela says: "The circus of your dreams"
    "Enthralling trip into another world!"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Night Circus the most enjoyable?

    Jim Dale's narration!! He was able to lead me through the various time changes and back story so that I could enjoy the moment.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Night Circus?

    When the main characters finally found out who the other was.


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

    I chose to read this book because of Jim Dale. I listened to all the Harry Potter, which he narrated, and I just knew this would be great!! He brings such definition to the characters, the humor, the sadness - and he diffferentiates each one from the other. I would read any book Jim Dale narrates!!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, I like to make them last as I ride in my car, doing errands, going to and from work - it provides me with another world to escape into.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Acceptable Loss: A William Monk Novel #17

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Anne Perry
    • Narrated By Ralph Lister
    Overall
    (113)
    Performance
    (100)
    Story
    (101)

    When the body of a small-time crook named Mickey Parfitt washes up on the tide, no one grieves; far from it. But William Monk, commander of the River Police, is puzzled by the expensive silk cravat used to strangle Parfitt. How did this elegant scarf - whose original owner was obviously a man of substance - end up imbedded in the neck of a wharf rat who richly deserved his sordid end? Dockside informers lead Monk to what may be a partial answer - a floating palace of corruption on the Thames managed by Parfitt, where a captive band of half-starved boys is forced to perform....

    connie says: "#17 - and it shows..."
    "Excellent Ann Perry story"
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    Where does Acceptable Loss rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    It is one of Anne Perry's best


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Acceptable Loss?

    The role of Scuff and his getting closer to Hester


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

    He varies his tone of voice in that women sound like women and men men. You can always tell who is speaking.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No, enjoy listening while I drive, so it makes the book last longer.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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