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Nancyh8

SPOKANE VALLEY, WA, United States
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The Saboteur , a true story.

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

Reviewed: 04-25-19

This true story takes place in the midst of WWII. The Germans are trying to make “heavy water” which is a necessity in the process of making of the Atomic Bomb.
Great Briton is on the hunt for the factories within the German held countries that are producing this product. They discover it being processed in Norwegian territory. The dam is in an impregnable part of the country called the Telemark region.
After some unsuccessful attempts a Norwegian group is sent in on virtually, a one way trip to blow up this impregnable dam.
After many harrowing experiences they find the dam, and the British soldiers who have been stranded there subsisting on roots and twigs waiting for rescue.
They go on to accomplish their task through many harrowing experiences and while most escape back to safety, ‘the Saboteur” stays on to wreak havoc on the Germans in his home town. This is a ‘Can’t put down book!”

The Princess Bride

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

Reviewed: 04-25-19

I enjoyed the classic lines of this wonderful tale. The characters were described with great attention. The humor was done with great tongue in cheek and out right guffaws. ‘He is only a little bit dead”.by the wizard. Tricking with the poison. Anyone who reads or listens to this classic or is lucky enough to see it will always remember the giant and the five fingered swordsman.
Buttercup and Wesley, the lovers of the tale are made palatable even for the little boy whom the Grandfather is entertaining.
You have pirates , wizards,sword fighters, giants, and true love in one story. What more can you ask?

Masterharper of Pern

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

Reviewed: 03-05-19

I loved this story . I read the book at least fifteen years ago but listening to it gave the story a whole new dimension.
By listening to the narrator I was able to visualize each person, and each activity with greater ease.
The stormy sea, the intense coldness of their bodies, the incredible sound of the dragons as they went “between “ for the last time, all helped me to become one with the story. The only possible flaw in the entire book was that it did not last long enough.
I enjoyed the life story of the growing and education of a true MasterHarper of Pern.

Allian Contact in a "Split Second"

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! It had action, interesting science, and allian and animal contact.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Team who trained the dolphins were my favorite characters.They worked together for the common good of the whole.

Which character – as performed by Kevin Pariseau – was your favorite?

The main girl who trained the dolphins.

If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

No good goes unpunished. Look before you leap.

Any additional comments?

I enjoyed this book.

One Thousand White Woman

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Would you consider the audio edition of One Thousand White Women to be better than the print version?

No! But I love the printed word where imagination is given freedom to roam. However at night ,in bed I love Audio editions as I can listen and use my imagination in the dark.

What did you like best about this story?

I liked how much it was written like reality. It truly showed the plight of the Native Americans and the hopeless situation they were in. It was Genocide and no question about it.I loved when the Chief asked for "One Thousand White Woman" and thought that was a reasonable request.White people were overwhelmingly shocked at the very idea of course. Very funny how mind sets differ.

Which scene was your favorite?

I loved when the Chief asked for "One Thousand White Woman" and thought that was a reasonable request. The white people were overwhelmingly shocked at the very idea of course. Very funny how mind sets differ.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes! I had extreme reactions to this book. The fact of Genocide in this country showing its ugly face because of greed made me ashamed and embarrassed for our country. I laughed at the simplicity of the peoples way of thinking and opinions and yet was saddened by there cruelty. There was no "Rider in a White Hat" to come in and save the day for these people and I cried. I liked how the author handled the ending and thought it was well done.

Any additional comments?

I really liked how the author handled the many topics in this book with out seeming to make an effort. Genocide, Greed,Hopelessness, Sadness and just enough happiness to make it an excellent book!

Oscar Wilde's Short Stories

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

Reviewed: 07-06-17

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Absolutely! It is awesome, done by Stephen Fry, and the stories hold your interest to the last.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Stephen Fry Presents a Selection of Oscar Wilde's Short Stories?

When the little fellow does all of the good deeds for the selfish man and he has no appreciation at all. Still the little has no animosity and goes on to the end doing good deeds.

Have you listened to any of Stephen Fry’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Yes! Sherlock Holmes. Nothing compares to Stephen Fry' rendition of Sherlock Holmes!

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, it was very short. You could read it to a child for a bedtime story.

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Cress: the Lunar Chronicles

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

Reviewed: 04-20-15

If you could sum up Cress in three words, what would they be?

Interesting, Fastpaced, Follows story line

What was one of the most memorable moments of Cress?

When Cress and Wolf were rescued by Scarlett and Company.

What about Rebecca Soler’s performance did you like?

I enjoy the cadance of her voice.It is not monotonous and doed not put me to sleep.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I enjoyed the robot who wanted a more human like body and how she felt huge when trapped in the body of the ship.

Any additional comments?

Enjoyed the whole series so far. It is clean enough for my 16 year Grand Son to read.