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Katherine

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  • Winter King: The Dawn of Tudor England

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Thomas Penn
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (168)
    Performance
    (140)
    Story
    (141)

    A fresh look at the endlessly fascinating Tudors - the dramatic and overlooked story of Henry VII and his founding of the Tudor Dynasty - filled with spies, plots, counter-plots, and an uneasy royal succession to Henry VIII. Near the turn of the sixteenth century, England had been ravaged for decades by conspiracy and civil war. Henry Tudor clambered to the top of the heap, a fugitive with a flimsy claim to England’s crown who managed to win the throne and stay on it for 24 years.

    E. Stein says: "Excellent portrayal of a man and his time"
    "uses assumptions not based in fact"
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    It was hard to listen to this book and know what was fact and what was fiction, since he starts off with some unsubstantiated facts. For instance, there is no record of the marriage of Catherine, widow of Henry V to the father of her subsequent children, but the author states it as fact. This calls into question the rest of the "facts" in this book. Although this is a period that interests me greatly, the authors biases are too strong to make his surmises acceptable.

    0 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • The Spymaster's Lady

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Joanna Bourne
    • Narrated By Kirsten Potter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (399)
    Performance
    (218)
    Story
    (213)

    She's braved battlefields. She's stolen dispatches from under the noses of heads of state. She's played the worldly courtesan, the naive virgin, the refined British lady, even a Gypsy boy. But Annique Villiers, the elusive spy known as the Fox Cub, has finally met the one man she can't outwit... British spymaster Robert Grey must enter France and bring back the brilliant, beautiful - and dangerous - Fox Cub. His duty is to capture her and her secrets for England.

    Emily says: "Highly enjoyable; Audiobook is fantastic"
    "Great reader makes a good book better"
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    The quality of the reader made this good historical romance story great. A very enjoyable time, even though I had read the book myself.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Venetia

    • ABRIDGED (4 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Georgette Heyer
    • Narrated By Richard Armitage
    Overall
    (293)
    Performance
    (200)
    Story
    (198)

    Venetia Lanyon, beautiful, intelligent and independent woman, lives in comfortable seclusion in rural Yorkshire with her precocious brother Aubrey. Her future seems safe and predictable: Either marriage to the respectable but dull Edward Yardley, or a life of peaceful spinsterhood. But when she meets the dashing, dangerous rake Lord Damerel, her well-ordered life is turned upside down, and she embarks upon a relationship with him that scandalizes and horrifies the whole community.

    Judith says: "Great, but too bad it is abridged"
    "sad to strip a book of all the good parts"
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    This book is so much better unabridged. The characters of the book set this book apart from other Regency reads. Heyer is a worthy successor to Jane Austen but you would never know from this abridged version.The reader is a further detraction from the high quality of the authors and her characters. Skip this version.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  • The Mummy Case: An Amelia Peabody Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs)
    • By Elizabeth Peters
    • Narrated By Susan O’Malley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (158)
    Performance
    (38)
    Story
    (43)

    The irascible husband of Victorian Egyptologist Amelia Peabody demonstrates again why he has been nicknamed "Father of Curses." Denied permission to dig at the pyramids of Dahshoor, Emerson is awarded instead the "pyramids" of Mazghunah: countless mounds of rubble in the midst of nowhere. Nothing in this barren spot seems worthy of interest - until an antiquities dealer is murdered in his Cairo shop.

    Mary Twain says: "Better versions"
    "wonderful time"
    Overall

    Great reader, great book. Barbara Rosenblat makes it come alive with her different voices.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful

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