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Donna

Weatherford, TX, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • Half a Crown: Small Change, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Jo Walton
    • Narrated By John Keating, Terry Donnelly
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (39)
    Story
    (42)

    In 1941 the European war ended in the Farthing Peace, a rapprochement between Britain and Nazi Germany. The balls and banquets of Britain's upper class never faltered, while British ships ferried undesirables across the Channel to board the cattle cars headed east. Peter Carmichael is commander of the Watch, Britain's distinctly British secret police. Its his job to warn the Prime Minister of treason, to arrest plotters, and to discover Jews.

    Donna says: "Priceless Characters, Riveting Plot"
    "Priceless Characters, Riveting Plot"
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    What did you love best about Half a Crown?

    The plot was so engaging I couldn't stop listening. This is very hard to put down and though I usually work while listening to audiobooks, this one had me glued in place, fully attentive to the story. It took a lot of discipline to keep from forwarding to the end just to relieve the tension of not knowing what would happen to the characters, but I'm so glad I let the story unfold. The end is satisfying.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Carmichael- the struggles he goes through are genuine and believable.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Carmichael in his cell watching the Queen's address on TV.


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

    The treatment of the Jews was very real and the telling of this tale may help people, who (like Elvira and other characters in the book) need to increase their empathy and tolerance. I wish they hadn't killed Jack.


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed watching Elvira's personality develop as she found her courage.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Beyond the Highland Mist: Highlander, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Karen Marie Moning
    • Narrated By Phil Gigante
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2008)
    Performance
    (1191)
    Story
    (1195)

    He was known throughout the kingdom as Hawk, legendary predator of the battlefield and the boudoir. No woman could refuse his touch, but no woman ever stirred his heart - until a vengeful fairy tumbled Adrienne de Simone out of modern-day Seattle and into medieval Scotland.

    Benoibe says: "I'm so in love and I'm SO moving to Scotland!"
    "Light, Entertaining & Silly"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    If you are looking for light reading with no basis in historical fact, this is a really fun read.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Beyond the Highland Mist?

    The premise for time travel is fresh; I really like the characters in the fairy court.


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

    First time- the voice is clear and pleasant.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Arrogant overlord meets his match


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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