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Jonthan C. Cons

Porter, ME USA | Member Since 2010

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  • 1356: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jack Hawkins
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (451)
    Performance
    (398)
    Story
    (400)

    On September 19, 1356, a heavily outnumbered English army faced off against the French in the historic Battle of Poitiers. In 1356, Cornwell resurrects this dramatic and bloody struggle - one that would turn out to be the most decisive and improbable victory of the Hundred Years' War, a clash where the underdog English not only the captured the strategic site of Poitiers, but the French King John II as well.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Classic Story Comes To Life"
    "Couldn't stop listening"
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    What did you love best about 1356?

    Being drawn into the ambiance of 14th century war and intrigue.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of 1356?

    The scene with Thomas, the fresco painter, the cardinal and the priest in the chapel was hilarious.


    What three words best describe Jack Hawkins’s performance?

    Almost just right


    Any additional comments?

    Hawkins is great, however he repeatedly irritates with a two of my pet peeves: the pronunciation of "all" as "auwlll" (it's amaziing how many words have that ending) and pronouncing the word, "vuLnerable" as "vuNNerable."

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • The Narrows: Harry Bosch Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Michael Connelly
    • Narrated By Len Cariou
    Overall
    (1835)
    Performance
    (570)
    Story
    (577)

    FBI agent Rachel Walling finally gets the call she's dreaded for years: the one that tells her the Poet has returned. Years ago she worked on the famous case, tracking down the serial killer who wove lines of poetry into his hideous crimes. Rachel has never forgotten Robert Backus, the killer who called himself the Poet, and apparently he has not forgotten her either.

    Jon says: "Bosch again"
    "Second in a mini-series"
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    Any additional comments?

    Fine as a stand-alone, better if you have read/listened to Conelly's "The Poet" first.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Chance: A Spenser Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Robert B. Parker
    • Narrated By Burt Reynolds
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (38)

    Big-time Boston hoodlum Julius Ventura wants to find his only daughter's missing husband - at least that's how he puts it to Spenser and Hawk, even though its pretty clear that Julius isn't telling the whole truth. Or maybe not any part of the truth. Something about the case appeals to Spenser's passion for justice, and he launches an odyssey that takes the tough-but-tender duo with their penchant for literary allusions into the netherworld of organized crime.

    bebe says: "story good - reader bad"
    "How to wreck a good story"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of Chance to be better than the print version?

    No


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Chance?

    Any of Spencer's wisecracking.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    "Bernard J. FORTUNO"?"LiBERRY"?Makes Hawk sound like an idiot.Narration is so bad, it is difficult to listen to.


    Any additional comments?

    Won't listen to this one again.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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