I was disappointed. The Christmas Child story is on one CD, and is only about 30 minutes long. The story is okay. The 2nd CD is a full on Christian-centered retelling of the birth of Christ, told from the angel Gabriel's viewpoint. Both discs contain sound effects that take away from the stories, rather than add to them.
Although the 2 folks before me gave this book an average rating of 4, I'd have to go with 2. I normally like a good science fiction novel, especially Anne McCaffrey or any of the Star Trek books, but this one left me cold. It could be because I was never much of a Galactica watcher back in the day, or it could be because I'm not a fan of shooting and fighting scenes. The character motivation was limited. I would not recommend this audio CD.
I liked this book - it was a feel-good read without being sugar-coated. In real life, there are sometimes fights, mistrust, mistakes, and mis-communications in extended family situations. This book dealt with all of it.
Just so you know, there's some cursing in this book, but I don't recall the f-bomb being flung around much, if at all. There's also some sex scenes, all consensual, and they are neither explicit nor gratuitous.
I found the part about triplet sibling interactions especially interesting, as there are triplets in my extended family.
I wish I'd read the first book, Cisco, Bk 1, before listening to this one. While the author did a good job of referring back to that book in a way that was easy to follow, I still felt like I wanted to know more about Cisco's family, but now I already know what's going to happen in Bk 1.
Nice book for beginner and advanced floral arrangers. I was able to make bouquets and corsages for my daughter's wedding, and I had never done any floral craft before in my life! It also gives holiday, shower, and table arrangement ideas, with simple instructions for beautiful results.
This is book three of the Sorcery Hall Trilogy, with Valentine Marsh as the main character. The other two books are The Bronze King and The Silver Glove. I recommend reading them in the correct order, because there are lots of references to the previous books in this one. That said, I was still able to enjoy the story. In addition to getting used to her "gift," Val is also dealing with school, her mom, and her new feelings for boys. It really took me back to my high school days (except for the magic part).
Great book - couldn't put it down. Characters were complex but believable, plot moved right along. Interestingly, it was written in 1991, but set in 1975, and contained many references to the war in Viet Nam.
This book can be read as a stand-alone; it does not have to be read as part of the series. I had not read any of the Maggie Ryan books previously, and I didn't feel like I was missing important information.
Very nice British whodunnit, although it would have been much easier and more enjoyable had I read the previous books in the series. There are quite a few mentions of cases and characters which bear heavily on the sleuth's actions. If you've read any of the previous books, you'll probably enjoy this one!
This is a great book - wish I'd had it when I traveled in Britain a few years back. Although I'm sure the attraction prices have increased since the book was published in 2002, the locations most likely have not. For that reason alone, it would be tremendously useful.
One can only hope that Ms. Wentz is planning a revised version!
Although I'd never wondered how the OED was first produced, I found this story fascinating! This book tells how, in an age when few dictionary's were available, Professor James Murray organized the project of collecting English words, their various uses, histories, and quotations, and organized them into a series of twelve volumes known as the Oxford English Dictionary. The contributions of Dr. W.C. Minor to the project are considerable. It is only after years of collaboration via post that Dr. Murray finds out that one of his best "readers" is incarcerated in an asylum for the criminally insane.
The book is read by the author, and is unabridged on 6 CDs (7 1/2 hours).
The author has crafted a detailed biography of a figure not well-known in the US. He was a contemporary of Martin Luther, the Hapsburgs, the Pope, and many Kings in Europe. Fugger had an amazing ability to work the system by lending immense sums of money to powerful individuals, always landing on his feet. Yet he cared for his fellow man; he built a housing complex for the less fortunate in his town, and looked out for his family.
I do not generally study history or read biographies, but I found this one intriguing and thought provoking.
As an adult "listener" and lover of fantasy books, I loved this audio by Helen Stringer. The author has a lovely British accent, the story was quite exciting, and it left me wanting to read more about Belladonna and Steve. Books 2 and 3 are now on my wishlist!
I love Anne Perry's Victorian era books, but I couldn't get past the first 100 pages of this one. This is a more spiritual and soul-searching book, with lots of battle scenes. And boats. At least for the first 100 pages. Not my cup of tea.