Code Name Verity is a compelling, emotionally rich story with universal themes of friendship and loyalty, heroism and bravery. Two young women from totally different backgrounds are thrown together during World War II: one a working-class girl from Manchester, the other a Scottish aristocrat, one a pilot, the other a wireless operator. Yet whenever their paths cross, they complement each other perfectly and before long become devoted friends. But then a vital mission goes wrong....
I found it a bit confusing at times. It was an interesting story of women in the war, flying airplanes.
Not far from Washington, D.C., in a wooded area of Northern Virginia, a small house at the end of a gravel road serves a secret purpose. With its sophisticated security apparatus and hidden miniaturized cameras, it is being used by the FBI to interview one of the most important witnesses the agency has ever had, a young woman with an incredible story to tell. But a few people know about the secret meeting. And for them, a violent drama is about to begin.
Setting up the players in the beginning was a little confusing. At first I wasn't sure who was who. It cleared up after the story developed.
A tale of fierce battles, hot-blooded romances, and family and political intrigues, The Rebels of Ireland brings the story begun in The Princes of Ireland to a stunning conclusion.
Kept my interest and was an enjoyable story rooted in Irish History. Well worth the listen.
The saga begins in tribal, pre-Christian Ireland during the reign of the fierce and mighty High Kings at Tara, with the tale of two lovers whose travails cleverly echo the ancient Celtic legend of Cuchulainn. From that stirring beginning, Rutherfurd takes the reader on a powerfully imagined journey through the centuries. Through the interlocking stories of a memorable cast of characters we see Ireland through the lens of its greatest city.
I listened to this on a visit to Ireland and Dublin which helped immensely to visualize the locations in the story. Even if you haven't been do Ireland and enjoy historical fiction, it is a very interesting story with romance, intrigue, and deception with the background of Irish History. It kept my interest and I found it hard to put down. It is long, but well worth the listen.
The Irish-American story, with all its twists and triumphs, is told through the improbable life of one man. A dashing young orator during the Great Famine of the 1840s, in which a million of his Irish countrymen died, Thomas Francis Meagher led a failed uprising against British rule, for which he was banished to a Tasmanian prison colony. He escaped and six months later was heralded in the streets of New York - the revolutionary hero, back from the dead, at the dawn of the great Irish immigration to America.
Interesting story of a remarkable person. Performance is very well done. I found it very enlightening.
One evening in 1951, an itinerant storyteller arrives unannounced at a house in the Irish countryside. In exchange for a bed and a warm meal, he invites his hosts and their neighbors to join him by the wintry fireside, and begins to tell formative stories of Ireland's history. Ronan, a 9-year-old boy, grows so entranced by the storytelling that, when the old man leaves abruptly under mysterious circumstances, the boy devotes himself to finding him again.
This book might be more interesting for someone who has visited Ireland and toured the city of Dublin and the countryside as I recently have. At the same time it also has a bit of mystery and human interest to make it an enjoyable novel.
Filled with passion, love, jealousy and deceit, the story of Frida Kahlo and Diego Rivera captured the world’s imagination. Told in the voice of Frida’s sister, Christina, who is witness to their tumultuous marriage, this is a brilliantly conceived work of fiction and a vivid portrait of a compelling, unique woman.
Español es mi segunda lengua y pude entender la mayoría del libro. Tuve que reducir la velocidad de la grabación un poco. Me la gustó mucho.
Stuffologists Brenda Avadian and Eric Riddle share four decades of experience dealing with stuff - or rather, clutter. Inside Stuffology 101, you'll find fun and flexible approaches to get your mind out of what you define as clutter. Funny, serious, and humbling stories are woven in with tips to help you clear the toxic clutter out of your life. At the end of your life, what will matter most - things or people? Are you ready to manage the stuff in your life?
This short and simple guide to get rid of clutter is also very motivational. The author makes a lot of sense especially as he charges a person to get rid of clutter a little bit at a time. It is a short book but full of good advice especially if you find you're preoccupied with your clutter and don't have time for the more important things in life.
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No one knows exactly when it began or where it originated. A terrifying new plague is spreading like wildfire across the country, striking cities one by one: Boston, Detroit, Seattle. The doctors call it Draco Incendia Trychophyton. To everyone else it's Dragonscale, a highly contagious, deadly spore that marks its hosts with beautiful black and gold marks across their bodies - before causing them to burst into flames. Millions are infected; blazes erupt everywhere. There is no antidote. No one is safe.
The story was over involved and kept going and I found myself looking interest. I had to force myself to keep listening. It was OK but I wouldn't recommend it as an exciting and action packed novel.
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Francis of Assisi is one of the most beloved of all saints. Both traditional and entirely revolutionary, he was a paradox. He was at once down-to-earth and reaching toward heaven, grounded in the rich history of the Church while moving toward a new understanding of the world beyond. Franciscan Father Richard Rohr helps us look beyond the birdbath image of the saint to remind us of the long tradition founded on Francis' revolutionary, radical, and life-changing embrace of the teachings of Jesus.
Thought provoking and insightful in living the Christian life according to the gospel as St. Francis and St. Claire did.