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Margaret

Kamloops, British Columbia, Canada | Member Since 2011

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  • Spanish Phase 1, Unit 01-05: Learn to Speak and Understand Spanish with Pimsleur Language Programs

    • ORIGINAL (2 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Pimsleur
    Overall
    (420)
    Performance
    (265)
    Story
    (244)

    The Pimsleur® Method: the easiest, fastest way to learn a new language. Completely portable, easily downloadable, and lots of fun. You’ll be speaking and understanding in no time flat!

    Robin says: "I've tried several ways and this is the best!"
    "Overpriced"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Overpriced, limited content. Much better material is available nowadays both online and in audible book form.

    5 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • An Officer and a Spy: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Robert Harris
    • Narrated By David Rintoul
    Overall
    (325)
    Performance
    (282)
    Story
    (282)

    Paris in 1895: Alfred Dreyfus, a young Jewish officer, has just been convicted of treason, sentenced to life imprisonment at Devil's Island, and stripped of his rank in front of a baying crowd of 20,000. Among the witnesses to his humiliation is Georges Picquart, the ambitious, intellectual, recently promoted head of the counterespionage agency that Dreyfus had passed secrets to the Germans. At first, Picquart firmly believes in Dreyfus' guilt. But it is not long after Dreyfus is delivered to his desolate prison that Picquart stumbles on information that leads him to suspect that there is still a spy at large in the French military.

    Ryan says: "Top Notch Historical Fiction"
    "Absolutely Excellent!"
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    A well writen, and excellently narrated historical book! One of the best I have read and a good example of how we never learn from or change the patterns and powers of politicians or the press.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Mrs. Lincoln's Dressmaker

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jennifer Chiaverini
    • Narrated By Christina Moore
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (345)
    Performance
    (303)
    Story
    (305)

    In Mrs. Lincoln’s Dressmaker, novelist Jennifer Chiaverini presents a stunning account of the friendship that blossomed between Mary Todd Lincoln and her seamstress, Elizabeth 'Lizzie' Keckley, a former slave who gained her professional reputation in Washington, D.C. by outfitting the city’s elite. Keckley made history by sewing for First Lady Mary Todd Lincoln within the White House, a trusted witness to many private moments between the President and his wife, two of the most compelling figures in American history.

    Ronna says: "A different , authentic view of history!!"
    "Excellent"
    Overall
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    This was one of the best historical books I have read! Great history with a terrific story

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Storm of Swords: A Song of Ice and Fire, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (47 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (16361)
    Performance
    (12830)
    Story
    (12908)

    As opposing forces maneuver for the final titanic showdown, an army of barbaric wildlings arrives from the outermost line of civilization. In their vanguard is a horde of mythical Others, a supernatural army of the living dead whose animated corpses are unstoppable. As the future of the land hangs in the balance, no one will rest until the Seven Kingdoms have exploded in a veritable storm of swords.

    Troy says: "Chapter and part breaks are incorrect"
    "Time filler"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Roy Datrice does an amazing job of a long series filled with too many characters, predictable plots and soap opera style endings.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • A Dance with Dragons: A Song of Ice and Fire: Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs)
    • By George R. R. Martin
    • Narrated By Roy Dotrice
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (12857)
    Performance
    (11261)
    Story
    (11303)

    Dubbed the American Tolkien by Time magazine, George R. R. Martin has earned international acclaim for his monumental cycle of epic fantasy. Now the number-one New York Times best-selling author delivers the fifth book in his spellbinding landmark series - as both familiar faces and surprising new forces vie for a foothold in a fragmented empire.

    Ryan says: "Enjoyable, but a lot of setup"
    "Time filler"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    This long series is filled with too many names, too many endless plots and a disappointing ending to hour and hours of listening. Roy Datrice does an amazing job.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Fall of Giants: The Century Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (30 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Ken Follett
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8306)
    Performance
    (5003)
    Story
    (4993)

    Ken Follett's World Without End was a global phenomenon, a work of grand historical sweep beloved by millions of readers and acclaimed by critics. Fall of Giants is his magnificent new historical epic. The first novel in The Century Trilogy, it follows the fates of five interrelated families - American, German, Russian, English, and Welsh - as they move through the world-shaking dramas of the First World War, the Russian Revolution, and the struggle for women's suffrage.

    Keith says: "Ken Follett and John Lee / Audible's Dream Team"
    "Lengthy Dialogue"
    Overall
    Performance
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    Long story. One thing it points out is the lack of accountability of leadership in times of war.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ghost Soldiers

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Hampton Sides
    • Narrated By James Naughton
    Overall
    (259)
    Performance
    (58)
    Story
    (59)

    At once a gripping depiction of men at war and a compelling story of redemption, Ghost Soldiers joins such landmark works as Flags of Our Fathers and The Greatest Generation Speaks in preserving the legacy of World War II for future generations.

    Jesse says: "Beautifully written"
    "Solid Bravery"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Incredible reflections on the ability of humans to survive and overcome. Makes one think about the futility of wars.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Jack of Diamonds

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (662)
    Performance
    (571)
    Story
    (568)

    Born and raised in a poor, working-class family in Toronto, Jack Spayd is the son of an unhappy marriage. After being taken under the wing of "Miss Frostbite", the owner of a local jazz club, Jack becomes a gifted musician, playing piano and harmonica. Fame and the allure of gambling takes him to Vegas, and prospects of fortune take him to the Belgian Congo, where he's heard it's possible to earn big money working in the most dangerous parts of the local copper mines.

    Brodie says: "On the Day we lost Bryce"
    "Bryce Courtenay Fan"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    I love Bryce Courtenay books and shall miss him! However, this was not my favourite book. A bit repetitive material from his other books.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • The Cellist of Sarajevo

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Steven Galloway
    • Narrated By Gareth Armstrong
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (107)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    Sarajevo, in the 1990s, is a hellish place. The ongoing war devours human life, tears families apart and transforms even banal routines, such as acquiring water, into life-threatening expeditions. Day after day, a cellist stations himself in the midst of the devastation, defying the ever-present snipers to play tributes to victims of a massacre. A true story of a cellist's resistance helps to form this pivotal event in Steven Galloway's extraordinary novel.

    JLynn says: "Engrossing and Enlightening"
    "Man' Inhumanity to Man"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Sad reflection on the human's inability to stop wars and the book demonstrates how close to the "brink" a civilized society can be.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Four Fires

    • UNABRIDGED (29 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Bryce Courtenay
    • Narrated By Humphrey Bower
    Overall
    (1127)
    Performance
    (784)
    Story
    (778)

    The four fires in this story are passion, religion, warfare, and fire itself. While there are many more fires that drive the human spirit, love being perhaps the brightest flame of all, it is these four that have moulded us most as Australian people. The four fires give us our sense of place and, for better or for worse, shape our national character.

    Robert says: "Hit in the solar plexus"
    "Great"
    Overall
    Performance
    Story

    Good listen with interesting info on Australia and WW2. Humphrey Bower's is a great narrator

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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