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Marta

Sebastopol, CA, United States | Member Since 2007

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  • Princess Elizabeth's Spy: A Maggie Hope Mystery, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Susan Elia MacNeal
    • Narrated By Susan Duerden
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (264)
    Performance
    (238)
    Story
    (232)

    Susan Elia MacNeal introduced the remarkable Maggie Hope in her acclaimed debut, Mr. Churchill's Secretary. Now Maggie returns to protect Britain's beloved royals against an international plot - one that could change the course of history. As World War II sweeps the continent and England steels itself against German attack, Maggie Hope, former secretary to Prime Minister Winston Churchill, completes her training to become a spy for MI-5.

    connie says: "WW2 mystery/history for beginners"
    "Why did they change narrators?!"
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    What would have made Princess Elizabeth's Spy better?

    I enjoyed the first book of the series and looked forward to the second. But I found the narrator's exaggerated accents extremely annoying. Her German officers sounded like caricatures from Hogan's Heroes. I could not get past the first chapter and have asked for a refund which I have only done once before. Disappointing. Guess I'll have to buy the book.


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Change narrator


    How could the performance have been better?

    Change narrator


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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
    (4212)
    Performance
    (3528)
    Story
    (3538)

    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!"
    "Terrible narration"
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    Would you try another book from Ken Follett and/or John Lee?

    Yes to Follett and NO to Lee.


    Any additional comments?

    I love Follett's historical fiction , but very unfortunately, Mr. Lee's ghastly attempts to create about 25 different characters was do distracting, I wanted to give up at times

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • American Assassin

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Vince Flynn
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4968)
    Performance
    (2501)
    Story
    (2510)

    Before he was considered a CIA superagent, before he was thought of as a terrorists worst nightmare, and before he was both loathed and admired by the politicians on Capitol Hill, Mitch Rapp was a gifted college athlete without a care in the world . . . and then tragedy struck.

    Lesley says: "Flynn never disappoints"
    "If you like descriptions of torture"
    Overall

    The story was okay, but I admit I am not one for grueling descriptions of torture. If that doesn't bother you, go for it!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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