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barbstur

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  • The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag: A Flavia de Luce Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Alan Bradley
    • Narrated By Jayne Entwistle
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (696)
    Performance
    (463)
    Story
    (465)

    Flavia de Luce is a dangerously brilliant 11-year-old with a passion for chemistry and a genius for solving murders. This time, Flavia finds herself untangling two deaths—separated by time but linked by the unlikeliest of threads.

    L says: "delightful!"
    "A delightful, fresh character"
    Overall

    Flavia de Luce is one of the most entertaining and fresh characters to come along in years. I read Alan Bradley's "The Sweetness at the Bottom of the Pie" and thoroughly enjoyed it so decided to try "The Weed That Strings the Hangman's Bag" on Audible. I am glad I did. Jayne Entwistle did a superb job reading this book especially with bringing Flavia to life. I understand that Mr. Bradley began to write these books when he was 70 years old. I hope that he lives a very long time and is able to produce many more Flavia mysteries.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Life After Life: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Kate Atkinson
    • Narrated By Fenella Woolgar
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1298)
    Performance
    (1153)
    Story
    (1161)

    On a cold and snowy night in 1910, Ursula Todd is born to an English banker and his wife. She dies before she can draw her first breath. On that same cold and snowy night, Ursula Todd is born, lets out a lusty wail, and embarks upon a life that will be, to say the least, unusual. For as she grows, she also dies, repeatedly, in a variety of ways, while the young century marches on towards its second cataclysmic world war.

    Diane says: "Life after life after life after life after life.."
    "Wonderful read.."
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    I am a big fan of Kate Atkinson's work and was not disappointed in this book. The structure of the book is very unusual as it traces Ursula Todd's life over and over again as she is born and dies in different ways. I found it compelling. For me, it was not difficult to follow. Ursula is a character with whom I no problem sympathizing. I particularly liked the descriptions of Ursula's involvement in the support efforts during the war. Those parts of the book really came alive for me. I also found it very well-read. Woolgar has a pleasant voice and was easy to listen to without being boring. Well done all around. I am looking forward to Atkinson's next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Good Omens

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Neil Gaiman, Terry Pratchett
    • Narrated By Martin Jarvis
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (4171)
    Performance
    (2642)
    Story
    (2674)

    The world will end on Saturday. Next Saturday. Just before dinner, according to The Nice and Accurate Prophecies of Agnes Nutter, Witch, the world's only completely accurate book of prophecies, written in 1655. The armies of Good and Evil are amassing and everything appears to be going according to Divine Plan. Except that a somewhat fussy angel and a fast-living demon are not actually looking forward to the coming Rapture. And someone seems to have misplaced the Antichrist.

    Lauren says: "Great voice adds to already amazing story"
    "Outstanding performance"
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    Funny and unusual tale of the impending Apocalypse. I like Terry Pratchett and I like Neil Gaiman. Together they are really terrific. I actually laughed out loud while I was listening to this in my car. Martin Jarvis gives and extraordinary reading. I will definitely look for other books read by him.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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