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Joel

New Orleans, Louisiana, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Bedding Lord Ned: Duchess of Love Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Sally MacKenzie
    • Narrated By Abby Craden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (74)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (66)

    Determined to find a husband, Miss Eleanor "Nell" Bowman attends a ball put on by the Duchess of Greycliffe, fondly referred to as the Duchess of Love. But she roundly dismisses the suitors the matchmaking hostess has invited on her behalf. For it's the duchess' dashing son Ned, Lord Edward, who long ago captured Nell's heart - and roused her desire. All it takes is a pair of conveniently misplaced silky red bloomers to set the handsome widower's gaze on this unusual girl who is clearly more than meets the eye.

    SandyH says: "Clever story"
    "Terrible narrator"
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    Story
    Would you try another book from Sally MacKenzie and/or Abby Craden?

    The narrator was so poor it was a strain to listen to the story. The storyline was slow and very predictable. I will avoid this narrator in future as well as the author.


    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dissolution: A Novel of Tudor England Introducing Matthew Shardlake

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (720)
    Performance
    (620)
    Story
    (627)

    This riveting debut set in 1534 England secured C. J. Sansom’s place “among the most distinguished of modern historical novelists” (P. D. James). When Henry VIII’s emissary is beheaded at an English monastery, hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake is dispatched to solve the crime. But as he uncovers a cesspool of sin, three more murders occur - and Matthew may be the next target.

    Grcla says: "Very good"
    "Excellent series"
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    Story
    What made the experience of listening to Dissolution the most enjoyable?

    The narrator was an excellent match to the story. The accents were believable and authentic rather than over the top. The storyline was filled with historical detail that I found very interesting.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was a good one with lots of twists and turns and red herrings. The main character Matthew Shardlake keeps an open mind in the face of politically expedient solutions posed by others.


    What about Steven Crossley???s performance did you like?

    Crossley found the right balance of accents and "acting" to bring the story alive and keep it moving, yet not be obtrusive.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    I was impressed by the author's presentation of the difference between religious beliefs and moral behavior and how disillusioned Matthew becomes as his heros are all found to have feet of very soft clay. Religion in this time is more about politics than about faith.


    Any additional comments?

    The books are long but absolutely worth it. I plan to listen to all of the Matthew Shardlake series

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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