Review: Nanci Rathbun – Honor Kills (audio)

Author: Nanci Rathbun

Narrator: Kieren Calland Metts

Series: Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 3

Publisher: Dark Chocolate Press LLC


Released: Aug. 27, 2018

Length: 9 hours 40 minutes

Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery


A missing husband. A suspicious obituary. She’s not the only one hunting down a dead man’s footsteps.
As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client’s broken family.
But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child-support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client’s family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.
Honor Kills is the third audiobook in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.
Buy Honor Kills to track down a fast-paced missing persons mystery today!

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I was excited when I got the chance to listen to the third volume in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series.
I had listened to, and loved, the first two volumes, and so my expectations for this volume were high enough.

I wasn’t disappointed. Angeline is her usual self, very stylish, very diplomatic, and very clever, and the quotes at the beginning of each chapter aren’t missing, either.

This time, she has to face her beloved dad’s past — something she has gotten used to blanking out — only now, she needs his help, and there are consequences.
The case starts out easy enough, but when Angie and Bobby (who she has taken on as an assistant in her agency) dig deeper, a lot of dirt is dug up in the process, endangering people Angie cares about.
In fact, things take a turn to the worse after a fairly short time, and Angie is out of her depths — which is when she makes use of her father’s connections.
Afterwards, she needs to ask herself if he has betrayed her….
The consequences of her research are dire, not just for her client, but for herself and somebody she loves, too.

I really liked this turn of events, and it is not the first time I wonder how the author did her research — or maybe it is all common knowledge and I’m the only ignorant person?
Anyway, the story is plausible, and it rings true, and that’s good enough for me.

Kieren Calland Metts’s narration was enjoyable, she does the different characters well, and the pronunciation of foreign words sounds fine to me, too.
A great series, and I look forward to the next instalment.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nanci Rathbun. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout ‘Nana’ when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci’s Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.

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Narrator Bio

Kieren Calland Metts is addicted to audiobooks. She has almost 1,000 in her Audible.com library and has listened to most of them! She tends toward mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and YA dystopia.

She grew up a diplomat brat, traveling to tours in Baghdad, Iraq; and Kabul, Afghanistan. After several more moves in the U.S., the family settled in Ohio.

Kieren has a background in copy editing, book & newspaper design, and web production; adores arts and crafts; and has a weakness for fluffy orange kitties.

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Spotlight: A Time And A Place by Joe Mahoney

Author: Joe Mahoney

Narrator: Joe Mahoney

Length: 10 hours and 33 minutes

Publisher: Five Rivers Publishing

Released: Sep. 21, 2018

Genre: Science Fiction; Time Travel

Barnabus’ nephew is behaving oddly.

Calling upon Doctor Humphrey for assistance has not been particularly helpful because the good doctor’s diagnosis of demonic possession is clearly preposterous. Even the demon currently ensconced on the front-room couch agrees it’s preposterous. But then, how else to explain the portal to another world through which his nephew and Humphrey have just now disappeared?

Barnabus knows their only chance of rescue is for Barnabus J. Wildebear himself to step up and go through that portal.

Thus begins an existential romp across space and time, trampling on Barnabus’ assumptions about causality, free will, identity, good, and evil. Can Barnabus save his nephew – and incidentally, all of humanity?

Joe Mahoney is a writer/broadcaster currently working full-time for the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. His first novel, A Time and a Place, was published in October 2017 by Five Rivers Press. His short fiction has been published in Canada, Australia and Greece, and he’s been nominated twice for an Aurora Award, one of Canada’s top awards for science fiction and fantasy, for his work on CBC Radio. He lives in Whitby, Ontario with his wife and two daughters, and their golden retriever and Siberian forest cat.

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Dab of Darkness Book Reviews

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Book Addict

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T’s Stuff

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Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

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Spotlight: Nanci Rathbun – Honor Kills (audio)

Author: Nanci Rathbun

Narrator: Kieren Calland Metts

Series: Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 3

Publisher: Dark Chocolate Press LLC

Released: Aug. 27, 2018

Length: 7 hours 35 minutes

Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery

A missing husband. A suspicious obituary. She’s not the only one hunting down a dead man’s footsteps.

As a divorcee, Angelina Bonaparte knows firsthand the lengths some men will go to escape responsibility. When a worried mother wants the private investigator to track down her missing husband, she’s eager to bring the deadbeat dad to justice. But even after she discovers the man’s obituary, she refuses to believe it until she sees the body. Tracking down the nurse who last saw him alive could be the missing puzzle piece to her client’s broken family.

But as she digs deeper, she realizes there’s something darker at play than dodging child-support payments. And she may not be the only one hunting the man down. To close the case and reunite her client’s family, she must track down the missing husband without falling prey to the same ruthless hunter.

Honor Kills is the third audiobook in the captivating Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like bold female detectives, edge-of-your-seat suspense, and unexpected twists, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping novel.

Buy Honor Kills to track down a fast-paced missing persons mystery today!

Buy Links

Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout ‘Nana’ when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci’s Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.

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Narrator Bio

Kieren Calland Metts is addicted to audiobooks. She has almost 1,000 in her Audible.com library and has listened to most of them! She tends toward mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and YA dystopia.

She grew up a diplomat brat, traveling to tours in Baghdad, Iraq; and Kabul, Afghanistan. After several more moves in the U.S., the family settled in Ohio.

Kieren has a background in copy editing, book & newspaper design, and web production; adores arts and crafts; and has a weakness for fluffy orange kitties.

BOOK ONE

Oct. 16th:
Bound 4 Escape
The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Oct. 17th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
A Page to Turn
Hall Ways Blog

Oct. 18th:
Turning Another Page
Sefina Hawke’s Books

Oct. 19th:
2 Girls and A Book
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
T’s Stuff

Oct. 20th:
Writers N Authors
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Page Princess

Oct. 21st:
Book Addict
Jazzy Book Reviews

Oct. 22nd:
Lilly’s Book World
Blätterflüstern

BOOK TWO

Oct. 23rd:
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Oct. 24th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
A Page to Turn

Oct. 25th:
Bound 4 Escape
Blätterflüstern

Oct. 26th:
Jazzy Book Reviews

Oct. 27th:
2 Girls and A Book
Turning Another Page
Page Princess

Oct. 28th:
Writers N Authors
Book Addict
T’s Stuff

Oct. 29th:
Lilly’s Book World
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Hall Ways Blog

BOOK THREE

Oct. 30th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Oct. 31st:
Jazzy Book Reviews
A Page to Turn

Nov. 1st:
Turning Another Page

Nov. 2nd:
2 Girls and A Book

Nov. 3rd:
Writers N Authors
Book Addict
Page Princess
T’s Stuff

Nov. 4th:
Bound 4 Escape
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Lilly’s Book World
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Blätterflüstern
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Rezension: Andreas Eschbach – NSA (Audio)

Andreas Eschbach: NSA, Sprecherin: Laura Maire, Lübbe Audio, 22:15Std; 16,99€ ISBN: 9783838789156

 

Inhalt:

Wir befinden uns im Deutschland des Jahres 1942. Hitler hat das deutsche Volk vollkommen unter Kontrolle, nicht zuletzt dank ausgereifter Computertechnologie, welche eine lückenlose Überwachung eines jeden Bürgers ermöglicht.

Helene ist eine Programmiererin, und eine sehr gute dazu. Sie schreibt mit Feuereifer alle möglichen Programme, ohne sich über deren Konsequenzen im Klaren zu sein.

Nach und nach geht ihr jedoch auf, dass ihre Programme dazu beitragen versteckte Juden und andere Flüchtlinge aufzuspüren, und da ein geliebter Mensch zu dieser Gruppe gehört, muss sie auf Wege sinnen, ihn zu schützen.

Um ihn zu retten geht sie einen Deal ein…

Meine Meinung:

Dies ist ein großartiges Buch. Sehr verstörend, da ist man froh, dass Hitler noch keine Computer und heutige Technologie zu seiner Verfügung hatte. Er hat ja schon mehr als genug Schaden angerichtet mit den Mitteln, die ihm zur Verfügung standen. Nicht auszudenken, was er heutzutage gemacht hätte — aber halt, genau das hat Andreas Eschbach ausgedacht.
Und es ist schrecklich.
Es ist auch beunruhigend, dass wir heutzutage so viel online machen. Unsere ganzen Daten sind dort, für alle Welt zum Missbrauch zugänglich, denn wir (bzw unsere Daten) sind auch nur so gut geschützt wie die Server auf denen sie liegen — und die werden ja ständig spektakulär gehackt.

Und obwohl ich mir all dessen bewusst bin, empfinde ich es als angenehm. dass ich z.B. meinen Stromzählerstand online übermitteln kann.
Im Grunde, und besonders nach Lektüre dieses großartigen Romans, sollte man sagen: wehret den Anfängen — aber natürlich rechnet niemand wirklich damit, dass seine Daten derart missbraucht werden.

Ich möchte dieses Buch jedem ans Herz legen, und ich wünschte mir, dass es ins Englische übersetzt würde, damit viel mehr Leute es lesen könnten.

Laura Maire als Sprecherin hat ihre Sache großartig gemacht — sehr eindringlich, ohne theatralisch zu sein.
Ein fantastisches Hörerlebnis.

Review: Nanci Rathbun – Cash Kills (audio)

Author: Nanci Rathbun

Narrator: Kieren Calland Metts

Series: Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 2

Publisher: Dark Chocolate Press LLC

Released: Apr. 24, 2018

Length: 9 hours 40 minutes

Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery

A double murder. A mysterious inheritance. One PI is about to follow the money all the way into a den of thieves…

After surviving a bullet, Angelina Bonaparte was certain she could handle any case that came her way. But when her next client walks through the door with an unexplainable seven-figure inheritance after the death of her parents, the private investigator wonders if she’s in over her head. After all, when she visits her client’s family attorney, Angelina discovers yet another bloody crime scene.

With the help of her new flame, Angelina follows the clues into an underworld of war-plundered artifacts, stolen treasures, and deadly consequences. As their last lead grows colder, the PI must catch the killer before an endless cycle of murderous greed gets her client killed.

Cash Kills is the second book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like hard-as-painted-nails female detectives, historical mysteries, and twists and turns you won’t see coming, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s loaded crime thriller.

Buy Cash Kills to follow the money trail to a sassy, suspenseful mystery today!

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This is the second volume in the Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series, and I enjoyed it as much as, if not more than, the first volume. You don’t need to have listened to (or read) the first volume to understand what is going on, but some characters are easier to understand if you know the first book.

This time, we meet with a lot of the characters from the first volume, but the case Angelina is investigating is a lot more serious and dangerous than the first one.

This book is quite political, but it is not about US politics. It is about war, and what that does to people — the victims as much as the perpetrators.

Here, we deal with an especially heinous post war crime. In German, we’d say: Leichen pflastern seinen Weg, which means as much as that there is a high body count where the killer is near.

It isn’t obvious from the start who is the killer, and even once it is, it takes a while to understand what exactly is behind all of this.

Angelina herself is a lot happier than she was when we got to know her, and there is a reason for that (which I won’t go into).

She is still very much obsessed with her clothes and her looks, and again all those detailed descriptions are totally lost on me, but that is the only beef I have with the story.

Again, there’s a quotation at the beginning of each chapter, and again, I was tempted to look them up. I like this way to start a chapter.

The characters become more distinguished, especially Angelina’s love interest.

Once again, Kieren Calland Metts does a perfect job at narrating the story.

Now, I can’t judge the pronunciation of the Polish words and words in the other foreign languages, but they sounded good to me. My impression was, that Kieren has done her homework and informed herself about the pronunciation.

Again, I enjoyed listening to this book and would recommend it to anyone who loves a good detective story/mystery.

I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nanci Rathbun. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.

Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister.
Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout ‘Nana’ when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado.
Nanci’s Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.

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Narrator Bio

Kieren Calland Metts is addicted to audiobooks. She has almost 1,000 in her Audible.com library and has listened to most of them! She tends toward mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and YA dystopia.

She grew up a diplomat brat, traveling to tours in Baghdad, Iraq; and Kabul, Afghanistan. After several more moves in the U.S., the family settled in Ohio.

Kieren has a background in copy editing, book & newspaper design, and web production; adores arts and crafts; and has a weakness for fluffy orange kitties.

 

BOOK ONE

Oct. 16th:
Bound 4 Escape
The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Oct. 17th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
A Page to Turn
Hall Ways Blog

Oct. 18th:
Turning Another Page
Sefina Hawke’s Books

Oct. 19th:
2 Girls and A Book
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm
T’s Stuff

Oct. 20th:
Writers N Authors
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Page Princess

Oct. 21st:
Book Addict
Jazzy Book Reviews

Oct. 22nd:
Lilly’s Book World
Blätterflüstern

BOOK TWO

Oct. 23rd:
The Book Junkie Reads . . .
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Oct. 24th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
A Page to Turn

Oct. 25th:
Bound 4 Escape
Blätterflüstern

Oct. 26th:
Jazzy Book Reviews

Oct. 27th:
2 Girls and A Book
Turning Another Page
Page Princess

Oct. 28th:
Writers N Authors
Book Addict
T’s Stuff

Oct. 29th:
Lilly’s Book World
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Hall Ways Blog

BOOK THREE

Oct. 30th:
Dab of Darkness Book Reviews
The Book Junkie Reads . . .

Oct. 31st:
Jazzy Book Reviews
A Page to Turn

Nov. 1st:
Turning Another Page

Nov. 2nd:
2 Girls and A Book

Nov. 3rd:
Writers N Authors
Book Addict
Page Princess
T’s Stuff

Nov. 4th:
Bound 4 Escape
Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm

Nov. 5th:
Lilly’s Book World
The Book Addict’s Reviews
Blätterflüstern
Hall Ways Blog

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Review: Nanci Rathbun – Truth Kills (audio)

About Audiobook #1

Author: Nanci Rathbun Narrator: Kieren Calland Metts Length: 9 hours 7 minutes Publisher: Dark Chocolate Press LLC⎮2017 Genre: Modern Detective; Mystery Series: Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries, Book 1 Release date: Nov. 17, 2017 Synopsis: A murdered mistress. An accused mob boss. Can two detectives put their differences aside to find the real killer? Angelina Bonaparte is starting from square one. After a messy divorce, the middle-aged librarian put down her books and picked up a new gig as a private investigator. When a mob boss heads to jail for his mistress’ murder, she has no issue with the womanizing scumbag rotting in prison. But when the suspect’s pregnant wife swears his innocence, Angelina can’t find it in her heart to refuse the case. Already reluctant to get involved, her frustration grows when she’s forced to work alongside Ted Wukowski, a homicide detective who thinks a crime scene is no place for a woman. In the search for clues along the mistress’ long record of broken hearts and promises, Angelina’s natural charm is the perfect complement to her temporary partner’s take-no-prisoners interrogation style. And before long, she and Ted can feel their grudging respect transform into an undeniable attraction. To solve the case and catch the murderer, the PI and the cop must learn to trust each other completely before an innocent man goes to jail for a crime he didn’t commit… Truth Kills is the first book in the suspenseful Angelina Bonaparte Mysteries series. If you like fierce female detectives, unlikely partners, and nail-biting whodunits, then you’ll love Nanci Rathbun’s gripping crime thriller. Buy Truth Kills today, and ride along with a hard-hitting detective who’s not afraid to reinvent herself!
Angelina Bonaparte is a tough 50 something private investigator. She is clever, resourceful, and she has connections. She makes friends easily, but of course, due to her profession, she makes a few enemies along the way, too. Her first case is a tricky one, because it looks as if the suspect is guilty of the crime he is charged with, plus, at first, it is a conflict of interests, because she was looking into said suspect on behalf of his betrayed wife. Angie, a betrayed wife (now divorced) herself, is reluctant to accept the case, but in the end, she does, and sets out to find the true killer.   I like Angie. She does a tough job, but at the same time, she doesn’t try to be manlier than a man, but uses her charms and looks, her femininity, and not least her wits and connections to get what she wants. She is quite obsessed with her clothing and her looks,and describes herself as a ‘hottie’. I have to say, that nearly put me off, and the detailed descriptions of what she wears for which occasion quite lost me, but I guess it may appeal to some readers. However, her sense of family, and her being a grandmother and being proud of it got her some bonus points in my book. On the surface, she seems to identify herself through her clothes and her looks, and the sex or lack thereof, but there is more to her than that. She is quite the family gal, though she loves her independency. Her view of society and how it works is sharp and accurate, and she can be funny. I love the quotes at the beginning of each chapter, I was very nearly tempted to look them up. The case as such, and how she goes about it, are quite convincing, even though there is some luck involved, but I didn’t grudge it. Kieren Culland Metts does a very good job at narrating the story. She doesn’t sound too young nor too old for the part, but exactly right. Her pronunciation of foreign words is fine, and her character voices are distinct. This was a good listen, and I’m looking forward to the sequels. I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Nanci Rathbun. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.   Buy Links
Nanci Rathbun is a lifelong reader of mysteries – historical, contemporary, futuristic, paranormal, hard-boiled, cozy … you can find them all on her bookshelves. She brings logic and planning to her writing from a background as an IT project manager, and attention to characters and dialog from her second career as a Congregationalist minister. Nanci grew up an Army brat, living in Germany, France and Korea, as well as several states in the U.S. After her dad retired from the service, the family settled in Milwaukee, Wisconsin. There, Nanci raised her daughter and son, while working at AT&T. She never expected to move, but when her second grandchild was on the way, she wanted to be closer. One of her greatest joys is hearing her three granddaughters shout ‘Nana’ when she comes in their front door in Fort Collins, Colorado. Nanci’s Maltipoo, Teeny, and she now live in Wellington, Colorado. No matter where she makes her home, she will always be a Green Bay Packers fan.
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Narrator Bio Kieren Calland Metts is addicted to audiobooks. She has almost 1,000 in her Audible.com library and has listened to most of them! She tends toward mysteries of all kinds, especially cozies, and YA dystopia. She grew up a diplomat brat, traveling to tours in Baghdad, Iraq; and Kabul, Afghanistan. After several more moves in the U.S., the family settled in Ohio. Kieren has a background in copy editing, book & newspaper design, and web production; adores arts and crafts; and has a weakness for fluffy orange kitties.
 
BOOK ONE
Oct. 16th: Bound 4 Escape The Book Junkie Reads . . . Oct. 17th: Dab of Darkness Book Reviews A Page to Turn Hall Ways Blog Oct. 18th: Turning Another Page Sefina Hawke’s Books Oct. 19th: 2 Girls and A Book Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm T’s Stuff Oct. 20th: Writers N Authors The Book Addict’s Reviews Page Princess Oct. 21st: Book Addict Jazzy Book Reviews Oct. 22nd: Lilly’s Book World Blätterflüstern
BOOK TWO
Oct. 23rd: The Book Junkie Reads . . . Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm Oct. 24th: Dab of Darkness Book Reviews A Page to Turn Oct. 25th: Bound 4 Escape Blätterflüstern Oct. 26th: Jazzy Book Reviews Oct. 27th: 2 Girls and A Book Turning Another Page Page Princess Oct. 28th: Writers N Authors Book Addict T’s Stuff Oct. 29th: Lilly’s Book World The Book Addict’s Reviews Hall Ways Blog
BOOK THREE
Oct. 30th: Dab of Darkness Book Reviews The Book Junkie Reads . . . Oct. 31st: Jazzy Book Reviews A Page to Turn Nov. 1st: Turning Another Page Nov. 2nd: 2 Girls and A Book Nov. 3rd: Writers N Authors Book Addict Page Princess T’s Stuff Nov. 4th: Bound 4 Escape Lynn’s Romance Enthusiasm Nov. 5th: Lilly’s Book World The Book Addict’s Reviews Blätterflüstern Hall Ways Blog

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Wunderweiße Nächte (Rilke Projekt) Schönherz & Fleer

Schönherz Fleer: Rilke Projekt: Wunderweiße Nächte; CD, 0:57h, Lübbe Audio, 12,95€

Mit dem “Rilke Projekt: Wunderweiße Nächte” ist dem Komponisten Duo Schönherz & Fleer etwas großartiges gelungen!

Die Kompositionen passen ausgezeichnet zu den ausgewählten Texten Rilkes, und auch die ausgesuchten Interpreten konnten mich, bis auf Cäthe, überzeugen. 

Die Lyrik Rilkes wird uns auf diese Weise in sehr schöner Form nahegebracht. 

Die ausgesuchten Texte drehen sich um Liebe, Gott, Weihnachten, Sturm, Schnee… alles rund um Herbst und Winter. Rilkes Lyrik ist eindringlich, nicht kitschig, sondern sehr aussagekräftig. Sie beschreibt, und man kann sich total hineinversetzen. Unterstrichen wird dies durch die untergelegten Kompositionen und die verschiedenen Interpretationen — mal Sprechen, mal Gesang. 

Alles passt auf wundersame Weise zusammen, es ist ein großartiges Hörerlebnis bei dem alle Sinne angesprochen werden. 

Normalerweise gehe ich nicht auf das Cover ein, aber in diesem Falle wäre es eine sträfliche Vernachlässigung, es nicht zu erwähnen. 

Das Cover der CD ist wunderschön gestaltet; in schwarz-weiß, mit Gold. Innen liegt ein Heftchen bei mit den Texten der ausgesuchten Stücke, so dass man mitlesen kann, so man es denn möchte. Außerdem sind die Interpreten abgebildet, und natürlich gibt es eine kleine Einleitung durch das Komponisten Duo. 

Mit 12,95€ ist diese CD jeden Cent wert, denn sie wird sicher ein Favorit jeder Musik/Lyriksammlung werden. Man kann sehr schön abtauchen, sich berieseln lassen, oder zuhören und reminiszieren — je nach Gemütslage und Stresslevel. Man wird auf jeden Fall am Ende entspannter sein. 

In meinen Augen ist diese CD ein Muss für jeden Rilke Fan und die, die zwar den Namen kennen, aber außer dem Panther eigentlich nichts von Rilke kennen (so wie ich, bevor ich diese CD hörte). 

Ich bedanke mich bei Bastei Lübbe für das kostenlose Rezensionsexemplar.