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Gerry Dupuis

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  • 83 ratings
  • 250 titles in library
  • 4 purchased in 2015
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  • Mexico

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Joseph Stromberg
    • Narrated By Peter Hackes
    Overall
    (52)
    Performance
    (19)
    Story
    (18)

    In 1540, Mexico was declared to be New Spain. With a diverse culture, and great natural resources, it should have prospered like its northern neighbor. But Mexico's history includes political corruption, war, revolution, and grinding poverty. Why has the fate of Mexico been so different than that of the United States?

    Gerry Dupuis says: "Very informative"
    "Very informative"
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    In an effort to get some background informationa bout Mexico I downloaded this book and found it excellent. It was very informative and delightful. I found myself truely engaged on a subject that I didn't expect to be.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • In the Garden of Beasts: Love, Terror, and an American Family in Hitler's Berlin

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Erik Larson
    • Narrated By Stephen Hoye
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (2614)
    Performance
    (1940)
    Story
    (1945)

    The time is 1933, the place, Berlin, when William E. Dodd becomes America’s first ambassador to Hitler’s Germany in a year that proved to be a turning point in history. A mild-mannered professor from Chicago, Dodd brings along his wife, son, and flamboyant daughter, Martha. At first Martha is entranced by the parties and pomp, and the handsome young men of the Third Reich with their infectious enthusiasm for restoring Germany to a position of world prominence. Enamored of the “New Germany,” she has one affair after another....

    Chris says: "Frightening, Powerful, Deeply Thought-provoking."
    "Disturbing and insiteful"
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    What did you love best about In the Garden of Beasts?

    The book really did a great job of making you feel like you were actually there. You could see the streets and feel the tension. It was intoxicating, political and creepy all at the same time.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of In the Garden of Beasts?

    I really enjoyed how the author made you understand the characters and understand why they made their discussions. It is critical in a book like this to understand the why.


    Have you listened to any of Stephen Hoye’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    This is my first Stephen Hoye performance, but I doubt my last.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    This book showed the Nazis in the early years and even then they made my skin crawl.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Memory of Light: Wheel of Time, Book 14

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Robert Jordan, Brandon Sanderson
    • Narrated By Michael Kramer, Kate Reading
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (6132)
    Performance
    (5546)
    Story
    (5606)

    Since 1990, when Robert Jordan’s The Wheel of Time® burst on the world with its first book, The Eye of the World, listeners have been anticipating the final scenes of this extraordinary saga, which has sold over 40 million copies in over 32 languages. When Robert Jordan died in 2007, all feared that these concluding scenes would never be written. But working from notes and partials left by Jordan, established fantasy writer Brandon Sanderson stepped in to complete the masterwork.

    Amazon Customer says: "End of one of my favorite fantasy series ever."
    "I loved this series, but a book for one battle?"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of A Memory of Light to be better than the print version?

    The Audio edition is comparable to the Print version. It would be difficult to say which is better. I always believe that fantasy novels need maps and you lose that with audio books, but the narration really lends itself to Fantasy.


    What was the most interesting aspect of this story? The least interesting?

    I loved that it ties up 90% of the story in depth. It may have been too much depth considering the last book was mostly filler to prepare you for this book.


    What about Michael Kramer and Kate Reading ’s performance did you like?

    Their reading was outstanding. I will look for them in the future


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The ending was great and fit the characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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