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Denise

Grants Pass, OR, United States | Member Since 2003

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  • English Creek: The Montana Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Ivan Doig
    • Narrated By Scott Sowers
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (164)
    Performance
    (122)
    Story
    (121)

    Part of Ivan Doig’s acclaimed Montana trilogy, English Creek revolves around Jick McCaskill, a 14-year-old growing up in 1930s Montana. This incandescent coming-of-age tale dramatizes the climatic events of one summer that inevitably mark Jick’s awakening from childhood to adulthood.

    Jan says: "Read this as book two and Dancing as book one"
    "Boring and boring"
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    Has English Creek turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    Yes


    Any additional comments?

    Four hours into this book and still no plot. I am very disappointed, especially since I loved Doig's 'Tale of a Bartender' and 'Dancing at the Rascal Fair'. This book is not for me. I am returning it.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Spain: A Unique History

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Stanley G. Payne
    • Narrated By Kevin Pierce
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    From bloodthirsty conquest to exotic romance, stereotypes of Spain abound. This new volume by distinguished historian Stanley G. Payne draws on his half-century of experience to offer a balanced, broadly chronological survey of Spanish history from the Visigoths to the present. Who were the first “Spaniards”? Is Spain a fully Western country? Was Spanish liberalism a failure? Examining Spain's unique role in the larger history of Western Europe, Payne reinterprets key aspects of the country's history.

    Richard says: "An Academic Wonder"
    "More of an author's autobiography"
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    What would have made Spain better?

    I was looking for a book on the history of Spain. After plodding through 2 hours of the author's background on how he researched this book, who he met and a list of other books written on Spain, I gave up and decided to get one of the other books. Maybe I gave up too soon, but after the first two hours, I couldn't stand it any longer!


    Would you ever listen to anything by Stanley G. Payne again?

    No.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Very disappointed.


    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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