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  • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (278)
    Performance
    (243)
    Story
    (241)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

    Amazon Customer says: "Inside the politics of Elizabeth I"
    "Inside the politics of Elizabeth I"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes, if they were interested in British history.


    What about Davina Porter’s performance did you like?

    Davina Porter could read the phone book and I'd listen to her. Her accents and voices given the different characters are wonderful.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Why marrying would have ruined Elizabeth I.


    13 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Well-Schooled in Murder

    • ABRIDGED (2 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Elizabeth George
    • Narrated By Derek Jacobi
    Overall
    (29)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (11)

    When 13-year-old Matthew Whateley goes missing from Bredgar Chambers, a prestigious public school in the heart of West Sussex, aristocratic Inspector Thomas Lynley receives a call for help from the lad's housemaster, who also happens to be an old school chum. Thus, the inspector, his partner, Detective Sergeant Barbara Havers, and forensic scientist Simon Allcourt-St. James find themselves once again outside their jurisdiction and deeply involved in the search for a child - and then, tragically, for a child killer. Questioning prefects, teachers, and pupils closest to the dead boy, Lynley and Havers sense that something extraordinarily evil is going on behind Bredgar Chambers's cloistered walls. But as they begin to unlock the secrets of this closed society, the investigation into Matthew's death leads them perilously close to their own emotional wounds - and blinds them to the signs of another murder in the making...

    Amazon Customer says: "Not worth one credit"
    "Not worth one credit"
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    This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

    Someone who likes recordings that sound like they are from a gramophone. The recording quality was exceptionally poor.


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The plot was fine, although I made a mistake of not realizing it was abridged. I don't like abridged stories so that was my fault.


    Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Derek Jacobi?

    He was fine.


    Any additional comments?

    Since it was abridged, perhaps the recording had been taken from an unabridged version and that's why the quality was so poor.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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