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Inga Duncan

Seattle , WA, USA

  • 8 reviews
  • 23 ratings
  • 230 titles in library
  • 0 purchased in 2015

  • What If? Part 3: Ancient Wars that Shaped Our World

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs)
    • By William H. McNeil, Victor Davis Hanson, more
    • Narrated By Murphy Guyer

    Historians and inquisitive laymen alike love to ponder the dramatic what-ifs of history. In these never-before-published essays, some of the keenest minds of our time ask the big, tantalizing questions: Where might we be if history had not unfolded the way it did? Why, how, and when was our fortune made real. The answers are surprising, sometimes frightening, and always entertaining.

    Inga Duncan says: "Fascinating"

    I am going to listen to this one repeatedly. Great stories, guaranteed to point out just how rusty one's knowledge of history really is!

    10 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • The Nanny Diaries

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Emma McLaughlin, Nicola Kraus
    • Narrated By Julia Roberts

    "It appears that the help has been taking notes, and good ones. The help is very sharp-eyed indeed. The Nanny Diaries is diabolically funny...vastly entertaining...perfectly pitched social satire," raves The New York Times. Academy Award-winning actress Julia Roberts narrates this popular and critically acclaimed book - an enthusiastic skewering of high society written by two former nannies.

    Joanne says: "The Nanny Diaries"

    Like the proverbial trainwreck, it was horrifying but I couldn't pull myself away. What a fascinating view of "classes in America" These nannies need some union protections to guarantee that they'll actually get paid in a timely fashion, work regular hours, and get at least minimal respect. I never realized how good Julia Roberts can be - excellent reading, very funny... EARMUFFS!!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Scarlet Pimpernel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs)
    • By Baroness Emmuska Orczy
    • Narrated By Walter Zimmerman

    Inga Duncan says: "Unabridged Rocks!"
    "Unabridged Rocks!"

    I have read this book many times over the years but it was a joy to hear it spoken! The only problem with this version is that the reader enunciates each syllable as if he is reading for ESL listeners. Once you get used to it it is fine, though!

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • Hornblower and the "Atropos"

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 54 mins)
    • By C.S. Forester
    • Narrated By Patrick Macnee

    The Atropos, a 22-gun sloop, has been given its first assignment under Horatio Hornblower's command: flagship for the funeral procession of Lord Nelson. But soon the Atropos is part of the Mediterranean Fleet's harassment of Napoleon, recovering treasure that lies deep in Turkish waters and boldly challenging a Spanish frigate several times her size. Follow Forester's hero in more adventures in Lieutenant Hornblower.

    Inga Duncan says: "Unabridged?"

    Great book, I only wish it was the unabridged version.

    6 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • P is for Peril: A Kinsey Millhone Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Sue Grafton
    • Narrated By Judy Kaye

    Join Kinsey Millhone on her latest venture into the darker side of the human soul, searching for a missing doctor who is loved by all...or is he?

    Inga Duncan says: "Unabridged all the way!"
    "Unabridged all the way!"

    In a Sue Grafton, nothing is irrelevant! I love what Judy Kaye does with the character's voice and tone. This was a great read.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Tent

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Anita Diamant
    • Narrated By Carol Bilger
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Passionate, earthy, deeply affecting, The Red Tent combines rich storytelling with a valuable contribution to modern fiction: a vibrant new perspective of female life in the age that shaped present day civilization and values.

    If you like The Red Tent, try The Harlot by the Side of the Road, a recounting of some of the most startling and explicit writings from The Old Testament.

    John says: "Very Pleased"

    I haven't been this transported by a book in years. I listened to it three times! Beautiful, Brava!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Memoirs of a Geisha

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Arthur Golden
    • Narrated By Bernadette Dunne
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    In a voice both haunting and startlingly immediate, Nitta Sayuri describes her life as a geisha. Taken from her home at the age of nine, she is sold into slavery to a renowned geisha house. Witness her transformation as you enter a world where appearances are paramount, virginity is auctioned to the highest bidder, women beguile powerful men, and love is scorned as illusion.

    Stephanie says: "Best Book in a while"
    "Excellent story"

    beautiful story, beautifully read. This is the perfect book for a long plane ride or a long weekend.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • King Solomon's Mines

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By H. Rider Haggard
    • Narrated By Patrick Tull
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready

    Catherine says: "A ripping yarn, narrated by a master"
    "Where all the adventure movies came from"

    What a great audiobook. The story is classic and the narration is superb. I'll listen to all Patrick Tull's audios. The writing is very dated in terms of racism, classism, sexism and nationalism. As you would expect for 1886 and and for Haggard, the quintessential insular Englishman.

    The other reviewer thought it got off to a slow start but I loved the detail. Haggard, or rather Quartermain, describes, provisions, rounds of ammunition and other gear like a true hunter and I loved his details about the colt revolvers and the winchester repeating rifles taking the same caliber ammo and how important that is in a survival situation. Great stuff! Contrast that to our modern weapons where every piece of equipment takes a different ammunition.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful

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