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blueriver

Lincoln, NE USA
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  • The Gods of Laki

  • A Thriller
  • By: Chris Angus
  • Narrated by: Molly Elston
  • Length: 11 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 4

A race to unveil the secret of Laki, a volcano on the southern shores of Iceland, pits our heroes - a 16-year-old Viking girl from the tenth century, a German geologist from World War II, and a former Secret Service agent protecting a female volcanologist - against evil forces with a plan to cause an eruption using explosives, altering the global climate through the release and forcing the price of oil to skyrocket.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Bedtime book

  • By blueriver on 07-30-15

Bedtime book

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

Reviewed: 07-30-15

Liked the overall story, though at times it was hard to follow.
Impossible science, religious references, evil character from Iran (didn't care for that).
If you are catholic, you might be offended.
Lots of action.

  • The Illuminator

  • By: Brenda Rickman Vantrease
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 15 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 104
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 31

It is England, in the 14th century, a time of plague, political unrest, and the earliest stirrings of the Reformation. The printing press had yet to be invented, and books were rare and costly, painstakingly lettered by hand and illuminated with exquisite paintings. Finn is a master illuminator who works not only for the Church but also, in secret, for John Wycliffe of Oxford, who professes the radical idea that the Bible should be translated into English for everyone to read.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Historical Disaster

  • By Katie Roe on 10-25-06

The Illumkinator.

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

Reviewed: 07-15-15

The story was interesting, though the timeline somewhat confusing.
The narrating was good, though it took me awhile to get used to Katherine's voice.