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Barbara

POTTSTOWN, PA, United States | Member Since 2015

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  • 10 reviews
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  • Odin's Wolves

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (79)
    Performance
    (74)
    Story
    (74)

    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.

    jon says: "My new favorite series"
    "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
  • EMPEROR: The Field of Swords, Book 3 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Paul Blake
    Overall
    (183)
    Performance
    (144)
    Story
    (145)

    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
    (218)
    Performance
    (175)
    Story
    (178)

    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
    (212)
    Performance
    (106)
    Story
    (107)

    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
  • Sons of Thunder

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Giles Kristian
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (84)
    Performance
    (79)
    Story
    (79)

    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.

    Shirlene says: "Not Bernard Cornwell but ok"
    "Another great tale of Raven's exploits"
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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
    Overall
    (122)
    Performance
    (117)
    Story
    (117)

    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
  • EMPEROR: The Gates of Rome, Book 1 (Unabridged)

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Conn Iggulden
    • Narrated By Robert Glenister
    Overall
    (174)
    Performance
    (147)
    Story
    (145)

    On a small estate just outside Rome in the first century BC, two boys become blood brothers, little imagining the extraordinary future that lies before them. As friends and rivals, Gaius and Marcus are destined to find lasting fame.

    jessica says: "thin characterizations, focus on fights and battle"
    "Entertaining"
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    I had trouble warming up to this book, but am glad I stuck with it. By the end of the book. I was enthralled with the characters. I thought they were developed in a way that drew my attention and made me want to read the next book in the series. I liked the epilogue explaining the historical inaccuracies and the writers reasoning behind them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • 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.

    Kristi Richardson says: "Anne Neville and Richard III's love story."
    "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
  • World Without End

    • UNABRIDGED (45 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9288)
    Performance
    (3683)
    Story
    (3723)

    In 1989 Ken Follett astonished the literary world with The Pillars of the Earth, set in 12th-century England. Readers and listeners ever since have hoped for a sequel. At last, here it is. Although the two novels may be listened to in any order, World Without End also takes place in Kingsbridge, two centuries after the townspeople finished building their exquisite Gothic cathedral. The cathedral is again at the center of a web of love and hate, greed and pride, ambition and revenge.

    Laura says: "Repetitive, but still enjoyable"
    "One of my favorites"
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    Intriguing and well read, this book kept me interested for all 40 hours. I missed the characters when the book was over.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Shadow on the Crown: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patricia Bracewell
    • Narrated By Katie Firth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (73)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (66)

    In 1002, 15-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

    Molly B. L. says: "This one is a keeper"
    "Thoroughly enjoyed this book"
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    I really enjoyed this book. Katie Firth gave a great performance and the story was inviting and kept me interested.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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