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Chesterton, IN, United States
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Journey to the Centre of the Earth audiobook cover art

Unlistenable

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-27-11

I know I loved this story as a child, and read it then. This narrator is so overdrawn I couldn't listen at all to it
Very sad

For All the Tea in China audiobook cover art
  • For All the Tea in China
  • How England Stole the World's Favorite Drink and Changed History
  • By: Sarah Rose
  • Narrated by: Sarah Rose

Delightful!

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

Reviewed: 04-27-11

I love micro histories about odd bits of the world. This one is a delight. It's full of a great deal of information about tea, British imperialism, China, India and that point in time. All in all, it's an interestingly drawn picture.
The author is not a great narrator, but she really didn't get in the way of her story. I found it a treat.

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Such a cheap trick end!

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-11

There are interesting questions within this book, but it's almost more satire than real. Who could possibly design a child as spare parts for a child? Yuck.
But the end is one where they get exactly what they asked for. It's a prayer the devil answers. And it's as cheap a trick as I've heard of in a story. I was so let down.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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Grotty

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-15-10

I found the first five minutes of this so grotty I couldn't go further. I loved A Dirty Job, but this is about college boys. I don't think it would be enjoyable unless you were one.

1 of 8 people found this review helpful

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Lovely classic sciffy

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-09-10

This is a sweet story. I had read it years ago, and find it a bit dated, but still a treasure.

7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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Interesting but disturbing.

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-10

I can't say I didn't finish this book, but it went to some very dark places.it's a redemption layered over about a half dozen betrayals. It's also a view of rural Wisconsin in the 1880s that I suspect is probably quite true.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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great series, great read

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-08-09

I love this series and this is Perry at his best. Jane Whitefield represents alternative thought in her native American background, and in it's own way, alternative ethics. But it's a hard edge story that I did not guess the end to (and I can almost always guess the end).

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

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miserable

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-29-08

This is a miserable book! The characters are not particularly medieval in their actions and the gratuitous sex scene after the wife's death is nasty. The book is grim in ways that are probably historic. I'm sure medieval life was hard, but this applies modern responses to it in a way that does not work. Very hard to listen to and annoying.

4 of 9 people found this review helpful

The Winds of Marble Arch audiobook cover art

Love Willis' books

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-08

This is classic Willis, but it steps into some different territory. It's a grand read. Enjoy!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

Startide Rising audiobook cover art

Good book well read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-22-08

This is an old favorite book to begin with. But it's a delight read. My only issue is with the stuttering dolphins. It's written into the text but I think it could have been handled better.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful