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BrokenTune
BrokenTune rated it 4 years ago
The ruler of Riseholme, happier than he of Russia, had no need to fear the finger of Bolshevism writing on the wall, for there was not in the whole of that vat which seethed so pleasantly with culture, one bubble of revolutionary ferment. Here there was neither poverty nor discontent nor muttered me...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it 8 years ago
This debut, which was nominated for the Best First Edgar, had a lot of potential but I felt the storyline had far too much going on and that the characterizations were weak. I did like the setting, London during the Blitz, but did not think it was utilized very well and audio just kept going on and...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
http://www.goodreads.com/review/show/522408638
Amadan na Briona
Amadan na Briona rated it 9 years ago
I thought this book would be about cryptography and codebreaking in World War II. I expected Bletchley Park and Alan Turing and Nazi double-agents, with a female mathematician as the protagonist, which sounded cool... maybe something like a light cozy version of Neal Stephenson's Cryptonomicon.Alas,...
DP9
DP9 rated it 9 years ago
Most enjoyable. Found the section about the peasant's revolt particularly interesting. However I'm not about to start fan-girling John of Gaunt.
A Book and A Review #2
A Book and A Review #2 rated it 9 years ago
Although I found this book to be fascinating in its' character development; I found it to be lacking in its' storyline. Halfway through the book I had figured out the killer although I didn't know the why. There was a nice twist to it, but not a "shocker". Furthermore, I listened to this book and fo...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
British Aristocracy - 18th C. Unabridged.From wiki: Georgiana Cavendish, Duchess of Devonshire (née Spencer) 7 June 1757 – 30 March 1806 was the first wife of the 5th Duke of Devonshire, and mother of the 6th Duke of Devonshire. Her father, the 1st Earl Spencer, was a great-grandson of the 1st Duke...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it 9 years ago
History to listen to as I bake chicken pies.Brilliantly narrated by Wanda McCaddonNatural follow up to Hunting Eichmann by Neal Bascombe (I see the 'add book' has broken now!) I am sure that there were many who would have loved to slap that smirk off his face.For a superb review, I can do no less th...
Sparrow
Sparrow rated it 9 years ago
I’ve watched quite a few episodes of Scooby Doo, The Road Runner, and Looney Tunes in my time, so a lot of the twists and turns in this story were spoilered for me long before I started listening to this book. Also, for many years, after I first heard the title of this book in high school, I though...
sandin954
sandin954 rated it 9 years ago
Cadfael must sort through a thorny mystery involving a young widow and the house she rents to the monks for the yearly price of a single rose. Listened to the audio version read by the always professional Nadia May.
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