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Andy

Andy

USA | Listener Since 2007

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  • The Life of Thomas More

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Peter Ackroyd
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (23)

    The Life of Thomas More went straight to #1 on the London Times best seller list when published in the United Kingdom. It remained in that position for over a month, garnering the kind of praise that is rarely given. Thomas More was not only a great man of the church, he was also arguably the most brilliant lawyer the English-speaking world has ever known.

    Andy says: "Great Man"
    "Great Man"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Life of Thomas More to be better than the print version?

    No, but it came close


    What did you like best about this story?

    I loved the latin and the links between the past, his life and where we are today. I really am seeing how we got from there to here.


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

    No


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

    There were several instances that were poignant and moving. When his head was cut of and boiled, had me in tears. I was also moved by the death of his first wife, his imprisonment and his service to the poor.


    Any additional comments?

    I could listen to this book again and again and learn something every time!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Love in the Time of Cholera

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Gabriel García Márquez
    • Narrated By Armando Durán
    Overall
    (378)
    Performance
    (326)
    Story
    (332)

    From the Nobel Prize-winning author of One Hundred Years of Solitude comes a masterly evocation of an unrequited passion so strong that it binds two people's lives together for more than half a century. In their youth, Florentino Ariza and Fermina Daza fall passionately in love. When Fermina eventually chooses to marry a wealthy, well-born doctor, Florentino is devastated, but he is a romantic. As he rises in his business career, he whiles away the years in 622 affairs - yet he reserves his heart for Fermina. Her husband dies at last, and Florentino purposefully attends the funeral....

    Darryl says: "Marquez is great, awaiting 100 Years"
    "Love Indeed"
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    What did you love best about Love in the Time of Cholera?

    It shows that love is worth waiting for. It is interesting that being from the Caribbean, I was able to understand some of the prejudices in the book. The stereo types that existed are ever present in that part of the world today.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Love in the Time of Cholera?

    The Trip on the river boat! I had a vivid image of the mosquitoes and the oppressive heat with no AC!


    What about Armando Durán’s performance did you like?

    I love the fact that he read with an accent. It added the right flavor and atmosphere to evoke the feeling that was created in the characters in the book.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    No, no extreme reactions, although there were sad moments.


    Any additional comments?

    Old age is sad but in this story is was romantic!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Damascus Countdown: The Twelfth Imam Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Joel C. Rosenberg
    • Narrated By Christopher Lane
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (474)
    Performance
    (418)
    Story
    (427)

    Israel successfully launches a first strike on Iran, taking out all of their nuclear sites and six of their nuclear warheads. American president William Jackson threatens to support a U.N. Security Council resolution condemning the Jewish State for unprovoked and unwarranted acts of aggression. And the Twelfth Imam prepares to order a genocidal retaliation.

    Joseph says: "Is it a story it is it today's news?"
    "A Real posibility"
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    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Yes, I would change some of the reading style.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    Surprise.


    Did Christopher Lane do a good job differentiating all the characters? How?

    Yes. He added accents to different people and between the various characters.


    Do you think Damascus Countdown needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

    No. Too depressing.


    Any additional comments?

    A lot of what was in the book was familiar to me. Some of it was drawn from biblical prophesy. There was some conjecture and I guess that is why it is a fictional tale.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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