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  • Empires of Sand

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By David Ball
    • Narrated By George Guidall
    Overall
    (142)
    Performance
    (114)
    Story
    (116)

    After four trips to the Sahara and extensive historical research, David Ball crafted this sweeping adventure novel spanning two continents and 15 years. Set against a backdrop of the crumbling French Empire’s attempts to colonize the Sahara Desert, Empires of Sand follows the lives of two cousins who are raised as brothers but destined to become enemies. It is 1870, and France is at war with Prussia.

    Pamela says: "my first review"
    "Ho Hum"
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    Performance
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    Has Empires of Sand turned you off from other books in this genre?

    Yes.


    Any additional comments?

    Not as strong a story as I thought it would be very ho hum. I like historical and factual stories and I think this was a bit lacking in attention catching. Sorry. Not for me.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • The Road

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Cormac McCarthy
    • Narrated By Rupert Degas
    Overall
    (119)
    Performance
    (35)
    Story
    (35)

    The Road follows a man and a boy, father and son, journeying together for many months across a desolate, post-apocalyptic landscape, some years after a great, unexplained cataclysm, possibly an impact event. Civilization has been destroyed and most species have become extinct. What has happened outside of North America is left unexplained. Humanity consists largely of bands of cannibals, their captives, and refugees who scavenge for canned food.

    Guillermo says: "Harrowing, sobering"
    "Hard to understand"
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    Would you try another book from Cormac McCarthy and/or Rupert Degas?

    I liked the movie 'No country for old men' and that's why I bought this book but I think his books are best treated as screenplays.


    Would you ever listen to anything by Cormac McCarthy again?

    I would certainly try.
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    Would you be willing to try another one of Rupert Degas’s performances?

    Yes


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment.


    Any additional comments?

    I was so looking forward to it. Major disappointment.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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