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Margaret

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  • Read My Heart: A Love Story in England's Age of Revolution

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (8)
    Performance
    (1)
    Story
    (2)

    When Sir William Temple (1628 - 1699) and Dorothy Osborne (1627 - 1695) began their passionate love affair, civil war was raging in Britain, and their families - parliamentarians and royalists, respectively - did everything to keep them apart. Yet the couple went on to enjoy a marriage and a sophisticated partnership unique in its times.

    Ron says: "Repetitious"
    "GREAT LOVE STORY"
    Overall

    Great book with a great passion for love and the story is very timeless and worth listening too. I felt as if I had live the love for myself. More books like this would be great.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Red Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (804)
    Performance
    (492)
    Story
    (501)

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Karin says: "Good book, unsympathetic heroine"
    "GREAT STORY AGAIN"
    Overall

    I am just totally addicted to these old English story's about the Kings & Queens. The story line of one family members fighting another family member to gain control of the country. The desire for power can drive a person to do terrible things. Great story with draws you into the book as if you are living within these times. WONDERFUL story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Bible and Sword: England and Palestine from the Bronze Age to Balfour

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Barbara W. Tuchman
    • Narrated By Wanda McCaddon
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (38)

    Two-time Pulitzer Prize - winning historian Barbara Tuchman explores the complex relationship of Britain to Palestine that led to the founding of the modern Jewish state - and to many of the problems that plague the Middle East today.

    T. F. Plona says: "Great historical insight into how we got to today"
    "Great Learning History"
    Overall

    Again this is a great book to help you understand the history and troubles of the holy land and why the three main world religions have been fighting for 2000 years. I pray that the world could just gain the understand of each others religions could help to bring peace to all. Great book to learn why we do what we do.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Rosalyn Landor
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (181)
    Performance
    (101)
    Story
    (104)

    Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become king of England.

    E. Willaims says: "Why the Negativity?"
    "Very sad Love story"
    Overall

    A wonderful love story that turns to a very sad love lost story. I love the old England history and the Kings & Queens the rule the lands. The narrator does a great job of bring the actors to life and making you feel as if you are there and living the story for yourself. Wonderful!! love it so much.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
  • The Crusades

    • UNABRIDGED (27 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Zoë Oldenbourg
    • Narrated By Nadia May
    Overall
    (134)
    Performance
    (60)
    Story
    (60)

    With subtlety and exceptional sensitivity, historian Zoë Oldenbourg analyzes the complicated tangle of currents and ideas that motivated the Crusades. As Oldenbourg describes them, the Crusades were not simply a religious phenomenon, nor were they motivated by pure aggression. They were the result of a religious climate that led people of all walks of life to leave their homes and follow the unattainable ideal of heaven on earth.

    Lt. William Calley says: "She does justice to history"
    "Good for History"
    Overall

    I wanted to learn and understand what in our history makes world so very angry with other religions and why so many people have such hatred for people who have a different religion then you do. This book is a little hard to follow as far as who the narrator is currently talking about, but it does give me great insight in to why the three main religions of the world fight so much over the holy land. I personally do not feel the hatred of the other religions that are different them mind. As I feel we should all LOVE everyone, but this book makes me understand why the angry is so very strong after 2000 years of fight over the holy land. It is hard to understand how so many kings fought wars believing that GOD wanted them to do so. Great book to understand the history of the holy land and the Crusades that have control this land for so very long. I can only pray for PEACE in the world & the holy land as I love all religion and respect them very much.

    4 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • The King's Mistress: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Emma Campion
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (53)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (27)

    History has not been kind to Alice Perrers, the notorious mistress of King Edward III. Scholars and contemporaries alike have deemed her a manipulative woman who used her great beauty and sensuality to take advantage of an aging and increasingly senile king. But who was the woman behind the scandal? A cold-hearted opportunist - or someone fighting for her very survival?

    Annette says: "guilty as charged."
    "I LOVE THIS STORY!!"
    Overall

    I love anything about old England and the Kings & Queens who lived during these times. The narrator does a great job and the story line is easy to follow. LOVE IT so much I honest feel like I have lived during this time. I would LOVE more books like this.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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