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IAN

GLENHUNTLY, Australia | Member Since 2012

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  • The Thirty Years War

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By C. V. Wedgwood
    • Narrated By Charlton Griffin
    Overall
    (76)
    Performance
    (69)
    Story
    (70)

    Initially, the Thirty Years War was precipitated in 1618 by religious conflicts between Protestants and Catholics in the Holy Roman Empire. But the conflict soon spread beyond religion to encompass the internal politics and balance of power within the Empire, and then later to the other European powers. By the end, it became simply a dynastic struggle between Bourbon France and Habsburg Spain. And almost all of it was fought out in Germany. Entire regions were depopulated and destroyed.

    Judith A. Weller says: "One of the World's Great History Books."
    "OK IF YOU UNDERSTAND LATIN FRENCH OR GERMAN."
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    Performance
    Story
    Is there anything you would change about this book?

    Have all French, German and Latin phrases translated into English.


    Would you recommend The Thirty Years War to your friends? Why or why not?

    no


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    yes


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    no it would take too long


    Any additional comments?

    for the committed only

    0 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Isabella: The She-Wolf of France

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    Overall
    (193)
    Performance
    (90)
    Story
    (94)

    Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

    Wallen says: "Excellent"
    "Wonderful story of a great Leader"
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    Performance
    Story
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    The much maligned Isabella is portrayed as a strong and loving Leader


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Isabella


    What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    Excellent performance


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

    no


    Any additional comments?

    not at this time

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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