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Charles

Florence, AL, USA | Member Since 2000

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  • The Da Vinci Code

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Dan Brown
    • Narrated By Paul Michael
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (7091)
    Performance
    (1833)
    Story
    (1879)

    While in Paris on business, Harvard symbologist Robert Langdon receives an urgent late-night phone call. The elderly curator of the Louvre has been murdered inside the museum, a baffling cipher found near the body. As Langdon and gifted French cryptologist, Sophie Neveu, sort through the bizarre riddle, they are stunned to discover a trail of clues hidden in the works of Da Vinci, clues visible for all to see and yet ingeniously disguised by the painter.

    Alexandra says: "Incredibly entertaining"
    "More Catholic bashing"
    Overall

    This book is another example of how our society delights in being bigoted in a veiled sort of way. Mr. Brown's lack of information about the Church is apalling and his research is superficial. His main character asserts that the Church has "alway" tried to denigrate the female in its history. Perhaps he would care to explain why the Catholic Church honors Mary to the extent that they do, and honor the acts of Mary Magdelene after she devotes herself to following Jesus in his ministry. There is enough creative fiction to be mildly interesting, but Brown's obvious hatred of the Roman Catholic Church is nauseating at times and laughable at others. I wish I had used my book credit elsewhere.

    5 of 32 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (27301)
    Performance
    (21038)
    Story
    (21121)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Excellent"
    Overall

    I am looking forward to next in the series. I hope that having the first book in the series will lead to the other two in the line being made available as well. Great reader!

    5 of 13 people found this review helpful

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