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Nidia Cullen

CONCORD, CA, US
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  • The Elephant Whisperer

  • My Life with the Herd in the African Wild
  • By: Lawrence Anthony, Graham Spence
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,142
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 4,718
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,729

>When South African conservationist Lawrence Anthony was asked to accept a herd of "rogue" wild elephants on his Thula Thula game reserve in Zululand, his common sense told him to refuse. But he was the herd's last chance of survival: they would be killed if he wouldn't take them. In order to save their lives, Anthony took them in. In the years that followed he became a part of their family. And as he battled to create a bond with the elephants, he came to realize that they had a great deal to teach him about life, loyalty, and freedom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful story, beautifully written

  • By Tango on 01-12-13

Africa's heart

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-29-18

enjoy listening and spending some time in Africa at Thula Thula. Someday I will visit this place that has been so expertly painted in my mind.

  • Sacred Hunger

  • By: Barry Unsworth
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 22 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 68
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 61

In this Booker Prize-winning work, Barry Unsworth follows the failing fortunes of William Kemp, a merchant pinning his last chance to a slave ship; his son, who needs a fortune because he is in love with an upper-class woman; and his nephew, who sails on the ship as its doctor because he has lost all he has loved. The voyage meets its demise when disease spreads among the slaves and the captain's drastic response provokes a mutiny.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully written and Masterfully narrated.

  • By Christopher on 09-25-18

floundering a bit

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

Reviewed: 05-10-18

The two characters that kept me going was Billy Blair and Michael Sullivan. the story would peak my interest then flounder. the ending was unsatisfactory.

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  • Sisters of Treason

  • By: Elizabeth Fremantle
  • Narrated by: Teresa Gallagher, Georgina Sutton, Rachel Bavidge
  • Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 204
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 203

Early in Mary Tudor's turbulent reign, Lady Catherine and Lady Mary Grey are reeling after the brutal execution of their elder seventeen-year-old sister, Lady Jane Grey, and the succession is by no means stable. In Sisters of Treason, Elizabeth Freemantle brings these young women to life in a spellbinding Tudor tale of love and politics.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly Enjoyed!

  • By Carmen C on 02-03-15

Court life

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-24-18

Turns out that i am not that big of fan for the court life style.

  • Hide Me Among the Graves

  • By: Tim Powers
  • Narrated by: Fiona Hardingham
  • Length: 17 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 78
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 75
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 74

Winter 1862, London. Adelaide McKee, a former prostitute, arrives on the doorstep of veterinarian John Crawford, a man she met once seven years earlier. Their brief meeting produced a child who, until now, had been presumed dead. McKee has learned that the girl lives - but that her life and soul are in mortal peril from a vampiric ghost. But this is no ordinary spirit; the bloodthirsty wraith is none other than John Polidori, the onetime physician to the mad, bad, and dangerous Romantic poet Lord Byron.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • One More Mortal Sin

  • By Dave on 01-31-14

It's a no for me.

Overall
1 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-13-17

confused from the moment it started. 8 chapters I figured out who was who. it felt like there was to much of the occult to follow as well. can't recommend.