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Barbara

POTTSTOWN, PA, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • The Rose of York: Love and War

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Sandra Worth
    • Narrated By Robin Sachs
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (31)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    Set in Malory's England during the Wars of the Roses, this acclaimed winner of a remarkable nine awards tells the true story of two star-crossed lovers - Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville - before they become King and Queen of England. A stirring tale of romance and intrigue.

    Cinders says: "Marvelous."
    "Not my favorite"
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    I love historical fiction, but found this book a little far fetched. I thought the narration was flat but intend to give it another listen. I found my mind wandering a lot while listening.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Outlaw

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Angus Donald
    • Narrated By Graham Padden
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (92)
    Story
    (91)

    When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win.

    G.Monie says: "Not bad Robin Hood Fiction"
    "an interesting take on robin hood"
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    I had a difficult time getting into this book but by chapter 4 I was looking forward to the rest of the book. I felt this book was a little strangely graphic, almost horror story style at times, different that many other books of this time period. I did enjoy the narrator and plan to give the next book a listen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 1356: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (486)
    Performance
    (428)
    Story
    (431)

    On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
    "Thomas of hookton at his best"
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    I hope there will be more by books in this series. I do love these stories. Cornwell is a great weaver of tales

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Heretic

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (26)

    A sharp, skilled and utterly fearless archer in the army of King Edward III, young Thomas of Hookton has been making his way through France for three years now, fighting fiercely alongside the English troops. But being a soldier in the great Hundred Years War is only a means to an end: Thomas of Hookton is hot on the trails of the man who brutally slaughtered his father and stole his only treasure - rumored to be the Holy Grail - from the ancient church of Hookton.

    Randall H. Russell says: "Skip this one"
    "my favorite of the grail quest series"
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    I was sad to be done with this series. i totally enjoyed the narrator. I would like to read more of Thomas of Hookton tales

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Archer's Tale: The Grail Quest, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Andrew Cullum
    Overall
    (64)
    Performance
    (61)
    Story
    (61)

    Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crécy.

    Syphi says: "A Masterful Tale Told by a Truly Gifted Narrator"
    "one of my favorites"
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    I really enjoy the story if Thomas of Hookton. far from perfect but awesome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Paul Blake
    Overall
    (194)
    Performance
    (153)
    Story
    (154)

    Julius Caesar has taken his legions north into mighty battles with the Gallic tribes. But as his successes mount, overwhelming ambition and new alliances begin to threaten his friendship with Marcus Brutus, brother-in-arms and fellow warrior. Although the conquest of Gaul has made Caesar a hero all over again, his victories on the battlefield cause still more rivalries at home. And ultimately Caesar and Brutus will have to choose whether to cross the Rubicon - together or singly - and to take the fight to Rome itself.

    Danny says: "How To Ruin a Good Story"
    "I am close to giving up on this series"
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    Again, the same performer with several mispronunciations and irritating tone. I am not usually critical of performers but this person just did not do his homework. If he was reading the next volume, I would be stopping here. The story is generally good though I felt it was disconnected at times, and again the historical inaccuracies were bothersome.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • EMPEROR: The Death of Kings, Book 2 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (231)
    Performance
    (185)
    Story
    (188)

    Abandoned after months of captivity, Julius Caesar gathers recruits that he will forge into a unit powerful enough to gain vengeance on his captors. But soon a new crisis threatens: a gladiator named Spartacus.

    Louis Oddo says: "Very Bad History"
    "Just OK"
    Overall
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    If you can overlook the historical inaccuracies, you will enjoy this story. I absolutely did not enjoy this performance. Too many mispronunciations and the general tone of the performance was irritating to me. I am hard pressed to listen to the next book as it is the same performer.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Archer's Tale

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tim Piggott-Smith
    Overall
    (217)
    Performance
    (111)
    Story
    (112)

    At dawn on Easter morning 1343, a marauding band of French raiders arrives by boat to ambush the coastal village of Hookton. To brave young Thomas, the only survivor, the horror of the attack is epitomized by the casual savagery of a particular black-clad knight. Thomas vows to avenge the murder of his townsmen and recapture a holy treasure that the black knight stole from the church.

    Jt says: "Excellent Adventure"
    "My favorite series by far"
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    I loved this book and went on to read the entire series. I highly recommend any of Bernard Cornwell's books. He is able to wind intricate tales and employ fabulous narrative. I spent many nights thinking "just 15 more minutes" till the middle of the night!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Odin's Wolves

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (105)
    Performance
    (97)
    Story
    (97)

    Packed with battles, blood and thrilling adventure, the third blood-stirring chapter in the story of Raven and his fellow Viking warriors is historical fiction at its very best. We lusted for an even greater prize... It is the one prize that can never be lost or stolen or burnt. And we would find it in Miklagard... Raven and the Wolfpack have suffered. Good men have died and the treasures they fought so hard for have been lost. But to such men as these there is something more valuable than silver.

    Brown Water Sailor says: "Great Performance and Story"
    "HIghly recommend this series"
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    I loved this series and was sorry to be done with it. I look forward to the next book in the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sons of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (97)
    Performance
    (91)
    Story
    (91)

    Raven and his Wolfpack of Norsemen have been double crossed. The traitor Ealdred seeks to sell a holy book to the Emperor Charlemagne which will ensure riches beyond his wildest dreams. Greed drives him forward, but a band of fearsome warriors is in pursuit across the sea to Charlemagne's Frankish empire - with the bloodiest of revenge on their minds.

    Jack says: "Slow down so I can hear you"
    "Another great tale of Raven's exploits"
    Overall
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    Continuing the Raven Saga, the author again wound a believable tale of the plundering Norsemen.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Blood Eye

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (135)
    Performance
    (128)
    Story
    (128)

    In a thrilling adventure of brotherhood, warfare, and treachery, Giles Kristian takes us into ninth-century England, a world of darkness, epic conflict, and an unforgiving God served by powerful priests. On ships shaped like dragons, bristling with oars and armor, Jarl Sigurd and his fierce Norsemen have come in search of riches. And riches they are promised, by an English ruler who sends Sigurd and his wolves to steal a holy manuscript from another kingdom.

    Jim "The Impatient" says: "ODIN DESPISES WEAKNESS"
    "Totally enjoyed this book"
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    I really enjoyed this book which gives an earnest account of how brutal life was at that time. The author was able to draw me in and keep me on the edge of my seat waiting for the next page.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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