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Catherine

New Mexico, United States | Member Since 2009

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  • 5 reviews
  • 101 ratings
  • 327 titles in library
  • 11 purchased in 2014
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  • Through a Glass Darkly

    • ABRIDGED (9 hrs and 31 mins)
    • By Karleen Koen
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    Overall
    (83)
    Performance
    (20)
    Story
    (20)

    As opulent and passionate as the 18th century it celebrates, Through a Glass Darkly will sweep you away to the splendors of a lost era. From aristocrats to scoundrels, its rich, vivid characters create their own immortality. Here is the story of a great family ruled by a dowager of extraordinary power; of a young woman seeking love in a world of English luxury and French intrigue; and of a man haunted by a secret that could turn all dreams to ashes.

    Benoibe says: "Abridged only?? Ridiculous!"
    "Great Story"
    Overall

    Loved the book but a bit disappointed with the end. All in all, a good book.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Duchess by Night

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Eloisa James
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (95)
    Performance
    (85)
    Story
    (85)

    Harriet, Duchess of Berrow, is tired of her title and the responsibilities that come along with it. Enough with proper tea parties and elegant balls; what Harriet really wants is to attend an outrageous soiree where she can unleash her wildest whims and desires. But to attend such an event - especially if the event in question is Lord Justinian Strange's rollicking fete, filled with noble rogues and rotters, risque - ladies and illicit lovers - would be certain scandal. That's why she must disguise herself.

    Marcheta says: "Simply awful"
    "Loved It!"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Not just a basic romance where every move is anticipated. This book is about discovery. So many emotions are brought to surface throughout the entire book. The narration was delivered superbly and the characters were almost life like.

    So far, this is my overall favorite in the Duchess series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Agincourt Bride

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By Joanna Hickson
    • Narrated By Catherine Harvey
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (37)
    Performance
    (33)
    Story
    (31)

    When her own first child is tragically still-born, the young Mette is pressed into service as a wet-nurse at the court of the mad king, Charles VI of France. Her young charge is the princess, Catherine de Valois, caught up in the turbulence and chaos of life at court. Mette and the child forge a bond, one that transcends Mette’s lowly position. But as Catherine approaches womanhood, her unique position seals her fate as a pawn between two powerful dynasties.

    Michelle says: "Disappointing"
    "Oh...I hope this is just the beginning of a series"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    The Agincourt Bride was fascinating and I was totally absorbed. There was a perfect mix of historical information and fiction to give the book life. The narrator was enchanting and I will look for more titles narrated by her. I thought the book was well researched and well written. I hope it ended the way it did because a second book is in the works.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Switching Time: A Doctor's Harrowing Story of Treating a Woman with 17 Personalities

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Richard Baer
    • Narrated By Lloyd James
    Overall
    (290)
    Performance
    (129)
    Story
    (128)

    Switching Time is the first story centering on multiple personality disorder to be told by the treating physician. It is the incredible saga of a young woman stranded in unimaginable darkness who, in order to survive, created 17 different versions of herself. One by one, Karen's "alters" began showing themselves: men, women, young boys, a toddler, black, white, vicious, nurturing, prim, licentious. And their "stepping out" confronted Baer with the challenge of a lifetime.

    Casey says: "Couldn't help myself"
    "Harsh and Disturbing"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    I'll not slam the author or the character in the story. However, I found the book too harsh and disturbing. I believe there is a way to tell the stories of those with DID without going into such graphic details about the abuse.

    Also, at times, I noticed inconsistencies in the doctor's therapy notes and a few things I found difficult to believe from the character. Again, that is my personal opinion and I developed that opinion from my own experiences.

    I do not recommend this book to anyone who is interested in truly learning about DID.

    I also strongly do not recommend anyone with DID listen to this book.



    What was most disappointing about Richard Baer’s story?

    The graphic nature in describing the abuse of the character


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Dark Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karleen Koen
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (26)
    Story
    (26)

    Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV's Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and anxious to re-establish herself quickly. First, she will regain her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II's queen. Then she will marry the most celebrated duke of the Restoration, putting herself in a position to attain power she's only dreamed of.

    Kareen says: "Outstanding"
    "Unexpected"
    Overall

    I tend to follow narraters and particular authors. Donada Peters is a fav. I really didn't know what to expect from this book but it was amazing. There were several unexpected twist and the book was very well written. Will follow this author now.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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