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  • HTML QuickStart Guide

  • The Simplified Beginner's Guide to HTML
  • By: ClydeBank Technology
  • Narrated by: Tony Fatania
  • Length: 2 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 19
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 19

Do you want to learn HTML but don't know where to start? Are you overwhelmed by the 1,000-page books that simply have too much information and are impossible to follow? Do you want to be up and running with HTML in just a few hours? Do you like getting the best bang for your buck? (Of course you do!)

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Great place to start and learn HTML and JavaScript

  • By Matthew on 07-07-16

Simple to follow along

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-24-16

HTML Quick Start Guide is a basic overview of HTML. It is straightforward and easy to follow. The audiobook allows you follow along with the reader to build a very basic CV using HTML5. The instructions are simple and easy to follow along. The audiobook comes complete with the PDF version of the book. The PDF is especially helpful for visualizing the code as some of the reading of the code can drag on. If you are not actively typing code while listening to the audiobook, there are whole minutes of code being read that can be skipped. The PDF companion is easier to reference for these sections.

The reader has a light British accent that is easy to understand. The PDF companion is laid out well and offers good visual reference.

Full Disclosure: I received this book for free in exchange for my honest and unbiased review

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  • Last Request

  • A Victorian Gothic
  • By: Jeff Chapman
  • Narrated by: Caprisha Page
  • Length: 1 hr and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

"For the love of God, cut off my head." The last request in Uncle Silas's will shocks everyone speechless, everyone except his favorite niece, Anna. More than death itself, the claustrophobic Silas fears a premature burial. Will her elders carry out his request? Anna is certain they will not. It's up to her to do the right thing, even if it is a bit grisly. Armed with butcher knife and candle, Anna heads for the crypt underneath the church in the dead of night. All does not go according to Anna's careful planning.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • quintessentially Victorian Gothic

  • By Christine Newton on 05-23-18

Ideal listen for a dark and stormy night

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-13-16

Last request is a short story set in Victorian England. It centers around a young woman, Anna, in the care of her aunt and takes place shortly after her uncle's death. The story starts during the reading of his last will and testament where the uncle makes an unusual request. While all the other family members are aghast, she is determined to fulfill her beloved uncle's request.

Last Request: A Victorian is a very enjoyable short story. The narrator does a lovely job. It is an ideal story to listen to on a dark and stormy night.

This book was gifted to me by Audiobook Blast in exchange for an unbiased review.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Spectacular Wickedness

  • Sex, Race, and Memory in Storyville, New Orleans
  • By: Emily Epstein Landau
  • Narrated by: Lee Ann Howlett
  • Length: 9 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 42
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 40
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

From 1897 to 1917 the red-light district of Storyville commercialized and even thrived on New Orleans' longstanding reputation for sin and sexual excess. This notorious neighborhood, located just outside of the French Quarter, hosted a diverse cast of characters who reflected the cultural milieu and complex social structure of turn-of-the-century New Orleans, a city infamous for both prostitution and interracial intimacy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • A fascinating [academic] read

  • By A. C. Skinner on 08-22-16

Interesting read-detailed history not overwhelming

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-31-15

Spectacular Wickedness challenges the history you believe you know of the founding of the jazz era in Storyville district of New Orleans. Landau outlines how the ideals of masculinity held during slavery carried over into the turn of the century contributing to the extraordinary culture New Orleans is known for. These ideals combined with separate but equal laws and city officials desire to attract people to the city created a unique culture in Storyville. Racism and sexism runs rampant. These same elements resulted in the decline of the very culture they created 20 years later.

Storyville was known for its sex trade – specifically its trade of light skinned black women to wealthy white men. Lulu White was a well know madam in the midst of it all. Lulu was able to take advantages of this culture to become a successful entrepreneur in a time where there was little opportunity for black women. Landau paints the portrait of an interesting woman misinterpreted (or forgotten) by history.

Very interesting read. Detailed history but not overwhelming. The audiobook narrator was a perfect fit for this book.

I received this book in exchange for this unbiased review via the courtesy of AudioBookBlast dot com.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful