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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-23-18

THE PART OF DICKEN'S TALE WE MISSED

If you have been moved by Dickens version, then this telling cannot add to that movement

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-11-18

A VERY ENJOYABLE PRESENTATION AND STORY

The entire series is a delightful British Romantic Detective tale of a Bowstreet Runner who is afflicted with love for a woman in his first investigation. I can only hope Ms. South allows further novels to be enacted.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

The book is well written-narration is incredible

The series is well written and the characters develop through the series. Not as much romantic twist; particularly in the first books...which is ok with me. I am a guy. The girls may miss it though.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-07-17

FUN STORYLINE TOLD BY A GREAT NARRATER

The characters are well defined in all three books of the series. The plot is not obvious (a good thing) but is consistent.

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2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-28-17

VERY SHALLOW STORYLINE

Although the premise has a lot of possibilities, the storyline never achieves it. The narrator is good.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-26-17

The Best LitRPG SERIES I have read

What made the experience of listening to Eden's Gate: The Sparrow the most enjoyable?

Both this audible experience and the first book in the series tell a different story of the LitPRG genre VERY WELL. I would pre-order the next 5 books of the series; if they were available now.

What other book might you compare Eden's Gate: The Sparrow to and why?

Other LitPRG stories

What about Pavi Proczko’s performance did you like?

An excellent telling.

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

I listened to both without stopping. This story tells a different angle on the LitPRG genre.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-04-17

Have you ever wondered about the "other" people

What did you love best about The Mare?

I am an old curmudgeon. I have lived through many stages (including combat). I never, ever cry...not ever.
I cried listening to this book.
I am buying several copies to give away.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Mare?

there are too many to describe

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

Velvet

If you could take any character from The Mare out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Velvet. She could explain a lot to me.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-17

Best of the Post Sherlock Holmes Novels Genre

What made the experience of listening to The Spiritglass Charade the most enjoyable?

There are many novels copying the Sherlock Holmes genre and some are quite good; such as the Mary Rusell series. Colleen Gleason's books are of the best of the genre. I have read the 2 in the series and will check weekly in hopes of another. I have literally listened to over a thousand audiobooks in the past 2 decades (back to the cassettes of Recorded Books) and it was clearly among the most fun....even for a late sixty curmudgeon.

What did you like best about this story?

The period description of the London background of the novel. The fun inherent in listening to it. This is a book meant to be enjoyed lightly but very much enjoyed and the narration is part of that.

What about Jayne Entwhistle’s performance did you like?

She sounds just like an intelligent woman in that period of London would seem to me accurate...sassy, factual, irreverent towards the mores of the times regarding "women"; >ie: "a strange foreign creature who knows her own mind". This a lighthearted novel that Ms. Entwhistle conveys excellently.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No - because it was the flow of the fun of the book, not any point, that made it so enjoyable.

Any additional comments?

The Spirit Glass Charade contains a number of superstitions of the period; including "Spirit Talking" and "Vampires".

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-25-16

An excellent Roman Historical Novel

Would you consider the audio edition of Terra Incognita to be better than the print version?

I have not read the print version but I have now bought 4 other books in the series.

What other book might you compare Terra Incognita to and why?

I have read Caesar's Gallic Wars in the Latin and English versions. The story is a good read/listen as a novel but it is also an excellent view of the early history of the Roman Empire.

What about Simon Vance’s performance did you like?

It added to the story's telling.

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

Yes.

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-09-16

The book is well written-narration is incredible

What did you love best about Ghost?

I bought Ghost because I was interested in Russian organized crime in the USA. It was not as complete a view of that but the novel and narration made me forget why I bought the book.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Ghost?

I am very aware that slavery (domestic and sexual) exists in America today. The novel and narration makes one aware of how destructive and cruel it is in our country and the world.

What about Tracy Marks’s performance did you like?

She is the most accomplished narrator I have listened to in regard to credible accent and delivery. I have listened to over 2000 audiobooks in the last 20 years and would put her in the top 5%. She could become the next George Guidall in the genre of ethnic spoken narration. I have listened to all of the books I could get narrated by Guidall and he is extraordinary in every aspect of narration. I believe she could evolve into that level.

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

YES I could not wait to start it again.

Any additional comments?

I would not allow children access to this novel. It is too true to the reality of female exploitation in the US and around the world.

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1 of 2 people found this review helpful