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Kelly Loder

BookWorm

Wichita KS | Member Since 2006

ratings
41
REVIEWS
5
FOLLOWING
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FOLLOWERS
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HELPFUL VOTES
24

  • Sylvia

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Edwina Wren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (140)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (61)

    From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes a colorful, lusty story set in the 13th century, an epic tale of a Europe torn by religious intolerance. The story centers around Sylvia Honeyeater, who sings like an angel and can literally charm the birds from the trees. The narrative also features the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Francis of Assisi, the Muslim Sultan and his harem, and the fervor that becomes the Children's Crusade and then, later, the Crusades.

    G. stone says: "a departure for Bryce"
    "Not typical Bryce"
    Overall

    If your looking for something to live up to the Potatoe Factory trilogy forget Sylvia. This book is hard to follow & bombarded with religous zealoty. I hated this book!!! The narrator's voice drove me mad & the story line was boring & hard to follow. I never write reveiws (as you can probably tell) but I would hate for someone to try this thinking they were getting typical, wonderful, full of life & humor Bryce. Not so with this one. Don't waste your credit.

    12 of 12 people found this review helpful
  • A Game of Thrones: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 50 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    Overall
    (25129)
    Performance
    (19009)
    Story
    (19074)

    In a time long forgotten, a preternatural event threw the seasons off balance. In a land where summers can last decades and winters a lifetime, trouble is brewing. As the cold returns, sinister forces are massing beyond the protective wall of the kingdom of Winterfell. To the south, the king's powers are failing, with his most trusted advisor mysteriously dead and enemies emerging from the throne's shadow.

    DCinMI says: "Review of First 5 Books"
    "Brilliant"
    Overall

    This series is brilliant! The depth is outstanding. I haven’t been this delighted in a book for a long time. This one will be hard to live up to.

    1 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • Winter's Tale

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Mark Helprin
    • Narrated By Oliver Wyman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (576)
    Performance
    (397)
    Story
    (405)

    One night, Peter Lake - orphan, master-mechanic, and master second-story man - attempts to rob a fortress-like mansion on the Upper West Side. Though he thinks the house is empty, the daughter of the house is home. Thus begins the affair between the middle-aged Irish burglar and Beverly Penn, a young girl who is dying. Because of a love that at first he cannot fully understand, Peter, a simple and uneducated man, will be driven "to stop time and bring back the dead".

    David says: "Great book and narrator - bad technical glitch"
    "Hard to follow"
    Overall

    Wow, upon reading the reviews I thought that this was going to be a great book. Boy was I wrong. Half the time I had no clue what was going on. The characters jump around so much your head spins. I couldn't finish this one.

    4 of 6 people found this review helpful
  • The Bride of the Wilderness

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs)
    • By Charles McCarry
    • Narrated By Pam Ward
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (15)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Young, high-spirited Fanny has been fortunate in her civilized upbringing, but the London she has grown up in is riddled with danger and brutality. When a sinister stranger traps her family into debt in order to advance on Fanny, she is forced to take refuge in France, where she meets a young French soldier, Philippe de Saint-Christophe.

    Kelly Loder says: "Just didn't hold my attention"
    "Just didn't hold my attention"
    Overall

    Wow I'm usually a fan of historical fiction. I really wanted to enjoy this book, but frankly I found it slow and really quite dull. There were parts that peaked my interest but those were few and far between. In truth I stopped this book with only 2hrs left.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • Dragonfly in Amber

    • UNABRIDGED (39 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Diana Gabaldon
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (9282)
    Performance
    (5928)
    Story
    (5947)

    New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

    Daniel says: "Finally! The unabridged version is here!"
    "I'm in love"
    Overall

    I love this series!!! How can you not fall in love with Jamie? For those who may be confused this is the 2nd book in the Outlander series. I'm in total rapture for the next one.

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful

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