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David

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  • A Thousand Splendid Suns

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Khaled Hosseini
    • Narrated By Atossa Leoni
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4860)
    Performance
    (1118)
    Story
    (1120)

    Born a generation apart and with very different ideas about love and family, Mariam and Laila are two women brought jarringly together by war, by loss, and by fate. As they endure the ever escalating dangers around them, in their home as well as in the streets of Kabul, they come to form a bond that makes them both sisters and mother-daughter to each other, and that will ultimately alter the course not just of their own lives but of the next generation.

    David says: "Somber but gripping"
    "Suffered Through to the End"
    Overall

    I went by the reader reviews on this one.I don't know if it was the reader or the story, but even through the obvious tragedies, I wasn't feeling it.
    Thought the entire book was very uncolorful and bland.
    The only part I felt a part of the story and a rise of emotion, was at the very end.
    All in all, good ending, but took way to long to get there.

    1 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    Overall
    (8326)
    Performance
    (2800)
    Story
    (2829)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "No Pillars of the Earth"
    Overall

    Entertaining, yes.
    But Pillars of the Earth was a much better read.
    This one was a bit more predictable
    OK book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Pillars of the Earth

    • UNABRIDGED (40 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (11985)
    Performance
    (4417)
    Story
    (4447)

    Why we think it’s a great listen: Got 40 hours to kill? You’ll find the time when you start listening to Lee’s take on Follett’s epic – and widely celebrated – novel of 12th-century England. The Pillars of the Earth tells the story of Philip, prior of Kingsbridge, a devout and resourceful monk driven to build the greatest Gothic cathedral the world has known...of Tom, the mason who becomes his architect - a man divided in his soul...and of the beautiful, elusive Lady Aliena, haunted by a secret shame....

    Judith says: "Couldn't Take My Buds Out"
    "Absolutly Entertaining"
    Overall

    I do alot of driving and was looking for something that would last more than a week.
    I always enjoy dual purpose reading, (a good story combined with lessons of history) so I came upon this book and figured I'd give it a shot.
    Don't be fooled by the incerpt. The description of the subject matter does not do this novel justice. You will feel angry, hurt, excited, victorious, compassionate and ashamed.
    What a fun book that will keep you hooked and needing to know what happens next. Will not dissapoint.
    Warning though: Does have rape scenes that are a bit graphic, but I believe they just heighten your emotions, so you feel all the anger, disgust, hatred and shame of the character. Even a little understanding of the mind-set of the rapist, and the demented psychology that drives him.

    4 of 5 people found this review helpful

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