"Paris in the 1920s"
I am loving this book, it is a fascinating insight into the literary world of the 1920s. It has inspired me to read mpore of the novels of the authors who inhabit Hadley's world. At first I thought that the voice of the narrator would irritate but she did an excellent job. Great read.
"Learn your most difficult tables in an instant!!!"
Taught this to year 3 class today, they loved it. Anything that makes learning tables more fun for kids has to appreciated. It gives more hesitant students the confidence to enjoy maths; once they master the huge hurdle of "tables" they can focus on the more complex material. Thank you Mr Numerator I felt like I was performing a magic trick for the class, a great time was had by all.
"Not to be confused with "Twilight"..."
I was not expecting this!!! Despite the explosion of vampire novels in the last couple of years I have managed, on the whole, to avoid this genre. I had heard of the movie and had seen the images of Will Smith and a dog trudging through a ruined landscape. Hard to believe this was written in 1954, but according to Amazon it has been frequently on the Horror best sellers list, no wonder... what a thriller of a story. I have not been able to fall asleep for the last couple of nights (audiobooks in bed usually send me out like a light). The moral of the tale, revealed in the last minutes is one to rival George Orwell. Well narrated and well worth the listen.
"A war story with a difference"
A different perspective from which to view the events leading up to WW2. The human interest storyline complemented the factual background. Much food for thought. The narrator was fantastic on accents - the best I have heard, you would think it was a different reader for each of the male voices.
"Makes Shakespeare understandable"
This makes Shakespeare so much more accessible, Much better than when I was at school, I am now able to appreciate why he is considered the best writer ever. Love the background history too.
"Food for thought"
Makes me think about what I am eating, I now believe that sugar is the enemy and not fat.
"From debutantes to Thailand"
I really enjoyed this book, there were a few contrasting themes running through it but I think the author had a great empathy with them all. Narrator did a good job with such a variety of characters. Nicely tied up in the ending. Don't hesitate to download this.
"Welcome to the circus..."
Loved the two narrators, wish more books would employ this technique. Great story, interesting characters, unusual setting. Recommend reading, I know the book was a sellout last Mothers Day in Australia.
No one can fault the reading of this classic book, my favourite novel of all time, although Audible has introduced me to many other classic authors.
"The grass is not always greener!"
Took me a long time to listen to this, I could have done without the lectures, but I have read from a reviewer elsewhere that he appreciated these more later in life. Story was good, although I can't believe that such an intelligent woman could let herself end up in such a predicament, the grass is not always greener. I suppose boring lives do not make for great fiction. A classic read, especially since a new movie version is being made. The narrator did a stellar job, it would also be interesting to hear this read by a female narrator a good listen...
"Not as daunting as you might think..."
Loving this more than "Anna Karenina". This is the first half of this epic novel, am waiting for a deal on the second part. Watched the mini series on Napoleon so have this in mind while reading, life was tough on those soldiers. Notwithstanding this, life in the cities (in this part anyway) continued as normal, looking forward to how these self absorbed characters are going to deal with what life will throw at them next...
This book is flowing well, not too many lectures from Tolstoy. Have a go, it is not as daunting a book as we are all lead to believe. The narrator does a good job of enhancing the meaning of the text. Any confusion with characters is solved with a little research on the internet, as are any historical questions you may have. The translation is a good one if you are used to the works of 19th century English authors.
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