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LeighLeighE

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Columbus, OH USA | Member Since 2012

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  • 13 reviews
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  • 21 purchased in 2014
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  • The Constant Princess

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (246)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Raised on the battlefield and in the most beautiful Moorish palace in the world, sent to England alone at the age of 16 to take her place in a court where she couldn't speak the language, and abandoned and forced to endure poverty after the death of her husband, Katherine remained a woman of indomitable spirit, unwavering faith, and extraordinary strength. Philippa Gregory brings to life one of history's most inspiring women and creates one of the most compelling characters in historical fiction.

    Seasson says: "loved it"
    "Fascinating point of view!"
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    Gregory switches between omniscient & first person throughout the book, so that was distracting. Loved it nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Isabella: The She-Wolf of France

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    Overall
    (212)
    Performance
    (108)
    Story
    (112)

    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    Wallen says: "Excellent"
    "Wasn't for me"
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    I got bored with this one, but usually love Historical based literature (fiction or non-fiction).

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Open City: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Teju Cole
    • Narrated By Kevin Mambo
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (65)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (52)

    Acclaimed author Teju Cole’s writing has appeared in numerous journals in Nigeria and the United States. His second novel, Open City is the story of a Nigerian-German psychiatrist making a living in New York City five years after the Twin Towers were destroyed. The tale emerges as a rich and unforgettable meditation of life and culture.

    Eric says: "A Rich Tapestry"
    "Made me think"
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    This story blossoms a thought process around several global issues while offering very little plot and no closure. The writing is so excellent that I still give it 4 stars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Hangman's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne (translator)
    • Narrated By Grover Gardner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1474)
    Performance
    (1315)
    Story
    (1309)

    When a dying boy is pulled from the river with a mark crudely tattooed on his shoulder, hangman Jakob Kuisl is called upon to investigate whether witchcraft is at play in his small Bavarian town. When more children disappear and an orphan is found dead with the same mark, the mounting hysteria threatens to erupt. Before the unrest forces him to torture and execute the woman who aided in the birth of his children, Jakob must unravel the truth.

    goddess_of_pipework says: "Fascinating"
    "Poor Translation, IMO"
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    The story is compelling, mysterious & even a bit terrifying. However, I cannot help but feel lost in translation. The character building concerning "the hangman" was great, but not so great concerning the other characters.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Coreyography

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Corey Feldman
    • Narrated By Corey Feldman
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (294)
    Performance
    (275)
    Story
    (278)

    In this brave and moving memoir, Corey Feldman is revealing the truth about what his life was like behind the scenes: His is a past that included physical, drug, and sexual abuse, a dysfunctional family from which he was emancipated at age fifteen, three high-profile arrests for drug possession, a nine-month stint in rehab, and a long, slow crawl back to the top of the box office.

    R. J. Melton says: "Heartrending Loss of Innocence"
    "Bittersweet"
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    This one is a roller-coaster. It provides excellent insight to the curious world of "the two Corey's" while reminding us of the tumultuous lives of child entertainers.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Bloody Mary

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated By Corrie James
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (25)
    Story
    (25)

    Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery - set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of 16th-century Europe. The history of Mary Tudor is an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotion - and Ms. Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife of the mid-1500s.

    J. Green says: "Not the best of books, not the worst of books"
    "Boring"
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    I was expecting this one to be less objective. Instead, it reads like an encyclopedia.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Obsessed: America's Food Addiction - and My Own

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Mika Brzezinski
    • Narrated By Mika Brzezinski
    Overall
    (42)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (39)

    Mika Brzezinski is at war against obesity. She believes the fearsome subjects of food, diet, and body image are "radioactive" in America, and getting worse. On Morning Joe, she is often so adamant about improving America’s eating habits that some people have dubbed her "the food Nazi". What they don’t know is that Mika wages a personal fight against food every day, and in Obsessed, she describes her history of food obsession, distorted body image, and her struggle to be thin. She believes it is time we stop blaming and shaming ourselves and look at the real culprits - the food we eat and our addiction to it.

    Jackie says: "Disappointing"
    "Underwhelmed"
    Overall
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    More of the same. Might be good for impressionable youth or people new to the fit community.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Constant Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (454)
    Performance
    (394)
    Story
    (393)

    Best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

    Teddy says: "Beautiful Story..."
    "Fascinating point of view!"
    Overall
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    Gregory switches between omniscient & first person throughout the book, so that was distracting. Loved it nonetheless.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Painted Girls: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Cathy Marie Buchanan
    • Narrated By Cassandra Campbell, Julia Whelan, Danny Cambell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (268)
    Performance
    (230)
    Story
    (226)

    Paris, 1878: Following the death of their father from overwork, the three van Goethem sisters find their lives upended. Without their father’s wages, and with what little their mother earns as a laundress disappearing down the absinthe bottle, eviction from their single boarding room seems imminent. With few options for work available for a girl, bookish 14-year-old Marie and her younger sister Charlotte are dispatched to the Paris Opera, where for a scant seven francs a week, the girls will be trained to enter its famous ballet. Their older sister, stubborn and insolent 17-year-old Antoinette, finds herself launched into the orbit of Émile Zola....

    Carole says: "Abundance of Misery"
    "Depressing and alluring all at once"
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    There are still things from this book that I wonder about. That may be why I enjoyed it!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Junie B. Jones Collection, Books 1-4

    • UNABRIDGED (2 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Barbara Park
    • Narrated By Lana Quintal
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (62)
    Performance
    (51)
    Story
    (53)

    Junie B. Jones is back on audio with a collection of the four books that began the well-loved series. Includes: Junie B. Jones and the Stupid Smelly Bus, Junie B. Jones and a Little Monkey Business, Junie B. Jones and Her Big Fat Mouth, and Junie B. Jones and Some Sneaky Peeky Spying.

    SL says: "Cute stories, language a bit strong for Pre-K/K"
    "Good stuff!"
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    Kids and their honest, eventful lives are such good material. We listened to these Junie B. Jones on a road trip. Great read or listen!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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