If you think Rome, Athens or Judea were the center of the Ancient World--Think Again. The book describes the rise of Alexandria as the first Planned City to attract knowledge workers, traders and world leaders. A 10 Century saga that covers all aspects of life, the influence of the Ptolemy Dynasty to Cleopatra, the great thinkers from Euclid, the Great Library, the Lighthouse just for starters. A must read for history buffs et al
Lee Child would be proud. Revenge with the female touch. If you thought Bob was bad wait till you meet up with the Dude. Love to read and listen to these books Barbara Rosenblat is the best in this and any other series she performs. My only regret is no national park info in this one. Anna is on holiday with the girl friends. Then they meet up with the boy fiends.
The Reacher series by Lee Child
Anna rescue of Wiley the Dog.
Wiley finding his real master. Anna needs a new dog. Or is the old one with Paul.
Classic Barr love the story and the thought processes and descriptions
I am researching the family tree in America from 1625 in Virginia and 1640 in New Hampshire. This series does a great job of describing each colony's progression and has explained migration issues and how native American blood lines entered the tree
Ben Franklin and Cotton Mather interactions
I could stay awake through his lectures any day
36 1/2 hour sessions
I have been through the material twice and still picking up info
A Sherlock and Watson tale you can trust. From the writer of Foyles War and Midsommer Murders. This novel rings true to the original concept and style of the Doyle creation. Quick, witty and clever. A great read with Derek Jacobi as the voice of Watson. Hope there are many more in the future.
The final reveals
The pawn shop
The horrible revelations in the house of silk
Fast pace. Good story. Interesting ending. Anyone heard of the The Infancy of P1?
If you just want to know about Euclid the stop after the first three chapters. Discussion on Einstein helped me explain Relativity to my spouse in general terms. Area on Newton was OK but left out other contributors of the Age. I plan a second listen soon. More on the Ancients would have been nice since that is what I expected from the title.
I love PD James, I didn't think I would find an author that has as much respect for their characters or the circumstance of the calamity that befalls the victims until I found the first in the series tucked away in my wife's closet as yet unread. Well, I read it and four more then bought the audio books. The quality of the performance by Ralph Cosham rivals that of Jim Dale of the Hogwarts series or Patrick Tull of the Master and Commander series. I look hopefully towards the future releases. It is wonderful that we can read on the Kindle and Listen to the Audible releases on the Kindle or iPod. I laugh and cry with each book. May Ms Penny write forever. Thank you
Simon Winchester at his best. If you yearned for more books like Outposts (30 years ago) then this is a treasure. The author has had 30 years to refine his already great skill with prose into a truly unique view of the Atlantic Ocean. A must read for everyone! William Manchester glanced off the topic in a World Lit By Fire but Winchester hits his target right on. I have an English professor friend who refuses to go on the the next Winchester book until she has relished every word. That person is now four books behind in reading and has yet to get to Krakatoa or the Man Who Loved China. What a loss.
Thank you Simon Winchester once again. Maybe a book about Chaucer and Phillipa next?
A house guest of a Texas Publisher/ power broker named Marsh, a direct line to FDR and Elanor through a house guest named Princes Sophie and courting a congress woman by the name of Claire B Luce. A conduit to Churchill and insider on the delicate balance of post war aviation. You would think the character is fictional. Instead he is a writer of great children's fictional literature who is 6'6", educated in England with a Norwegian mother and four older sisters. This is a great read the first time and even better the second time with Simon Prebble as narrator. Prebble does many of the Dick Frances Mysteries and is well suited to this complex mystery of a man.
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