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  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles | Margaret George

    Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

    • UNABRIDGED (42 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

    Robin says: "Well written, well read"
  • The Memoirs of Cleopatra | Margaret George

    The Memoirs of Cleopatra

    • UNABRIDGED (49 hrs and 55 mins)
    • By Margaret George
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    This novel allows the unscrupulous and proud Queen of the Nile to recount her own tale. A masterful recreation of history.

    Michael A. Vasquez says: "I felt like I was there"
  • Marie Antoinette: The Journey | Antonia Fraser

    Marie Antoinette: The Journey

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 26 mins)
    • By Antonia Fraser
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    France's iconic queen, Marie Antoinette, wrongly accused of uttering the infamous "Let them eat cake", was alternately revered and reviled during her lifetime. For centuries since, she has been the object of debate, speculation, and the fascination so often accorded illustrious figures in history. Married in mere girlhood, this essentially lighthearted child was thrust onto the royal stage and commanded by circumstance to play a significant role in European history.

    Karen says: "Very Detailed"
  • Northanger Abbey | Jane Austen

    Northanger Abbey

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Jane Austen
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Northanger Abbey is the coming-of-age story of Catherine Morland, who is taken to the fashionable resort of Bath with her friends, the Allens. While in Bath, she meets Henry Tilney and his sister Eleanor. The Tilneys invite Catherine to Northanger Abbey, their family estate. Catherine, an avid reader of Gothic novels, soon becomes obsessed with the thought that possible atrocities are going on at the abbey.

    Amazon Customer says: "A Favorite"
  • The King's Mistress: A Novel | Emma Campion

    The King's Mistress: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Emma Campion
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    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."
  • Three Short Stories | Charles Dickens

    Three Short Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Charles Dickens
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Charles Dickens is known not only for his novels, but also for his short stories, particularly "A Christmas Carol." In the latter genre, interestingly, these stories had a powerful commercial impulse, for they were serialized in magazines at the Christmas season.

    Theblackersheep says: "Recording not the best"
  • Dark Angels | Karleen Koen

    Dark Angels

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 1 min)
    • By Karleen Koen
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Alice Verney is a young woman intent on achieving her dreams. Having left Restoration England in the midst of a messy scandal, she has been living in Louis XIV's Baroque, mannered France for two years. Now she is returning home to England and anxious to re-establish herself quickly. First, she will regain her former position as a maid of honor to Charles II's queen. Then she will marry the most celebrated duke of the Restoration, putting herself in a position to attain power she's only dreamed of.

    M says: "Dark Angels"
  • Little Lord Fauntleroy | Frances Hodgson Burnett

    Little Lord Fauntleroy

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Frances Hodgson Burnett
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Young Cedric Errol lives in poverty in New York with his mother. When his father, who was disinherited for marrying an American, dies, Cedric is summoned to his grandfather's English estate. While the crotchety old Earl planned to transform the boy into a docile, traditional lording, it is Little Lord Fauntleroy who does the converting.

    Louis M says: "This book rocks no matter how old you are!"
  • Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens | Jane Dunn

    Elizabeth and Mary: Cousins, Rivals, Queens

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Jane Dunn
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

    Catharina says: "Fantastic book"
  • Sepulchre | Kate Mosse

    Sepulchre

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 17 mins)
    • By Kate Mosse
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    From the author of the New York Times best-selling novel Labyrinth comes another haunting tale of double crosses, murder, and the occult set in both 19th and 21st century France.

    Molly Widstrom says: "Too many subplots"
  • Wuthering Heights | Emily Bronte

    Wuthering Heights

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Emily Bronte
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Published in 1847, the year before Emily Bronte's death at the age of 30, Wuthering Heights has proved to be one of the nineteenth century's most popular yet disturbing masterpieces. The windswept moors are the unforgettable setting of this tale of the love between the foundling Heathcliff and his wealthy benefactor's daughter, Catherine. Through Catherine's betrayal of Heathcliff and his bitter vengeance, their mythic passion haunts the next generation even after their deaths.

    Cynthia says: "The best Audio of this classic"
  • Life Mask | Emma Donoghue

    Life Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest as well as the ugliest man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women. Set in parliament, on stage, the racetrack as well as the intimate salons of the Beau Monde, the bestselling author of Slammerkin evocatively brings to life a world where everyone wears a mask.

    AZ walker says: "so disappointed"
  • Simone Weil | Francine du Plessix Gray

    Simone Weil

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Francine du Plessix Gray
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    A patriot and a mystic, an unruly activist plagued by self-doubt, a pampered intellectual with a credo of manual labor, and an ascetic who craved sensuous beauty, Simone Weil died at the age of 34 after a long struggle with anorexia. But her tremendous intellectual legacy foresaw many of the 20th century's great changes and continues to influence philosophy today.

    Sarah R says: "Like none other"
  • Peter Pan | J.M. Barrie

    Peter Pan

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By J.M. Barrie
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    Peter Pan, the mischievous imp who refuses to grow up, lands in the Darling's proper middle-class home to look for his shadow. He befriends Wendy, John, and Michael and teaches them to fly (with a little help from fairy dust). He and Tinker Bell whisk them off to Neverland where they encounter the Red Indians, the Little Lost Boys, pirates, and the dastardly Captain Hook.

    Nena says: "Not the Peter Pan You Know"
  • Life Mask | Emma Donoghue

    Life Mask

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Emma Donoghue
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    In a time of approaching war and terrorism, spectacular wealth and financial disasters, the private world of three famous Londoners becomes a public scandal. Lord Derby - unhappily married and the richest, as well as the ugliest, man in the House of Lords - is the relentless suitor of England's reigning queen of comedy, Eliza Farren. His chief rival is the aristocratic widow Anne Damer, a sculptor who, as the rumor has it, loves women.

  • The Bookshop | Penelope Fitzgerald

    The Bookshop

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Penelope Fitzgerald
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    In 1959 Florence Green, a kindhearted widow with a small inheritance, risks everything to open a bookshop, the only bookshop, in the seaside town of Hardborough. By making a success of a business so impractical, she invites the hostility of the town's less prosperous shopkeepers. By daring to enlarge her neighbors' lives, she crosses Mrs. Gamart, the local arts doyenne. Florence's warehouse leaks, her cellar seeps, and the shop is apparently haunted.

    Teddy says: "Superb"
  • Jane Austen | Carol Shields

    Jane Austen

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Carol Shields
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    With the same sensitivity and artfulness that are the trademarks of her award-winning novels, Shields here explores the life of a writer whose own novels have delighted readers for the past two hundred years. In Jane Austen, Shields follows this superb novelist from her early family life in Steventon to her later years in Bath, her broken engagement, and her intense relationship with her sister Cassandra. She reveals both the very private woman and the accomplished author.

    Catherine says: "Everything Jane"
  • James Joyce | Edna O'Brien

    James Joyce

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Edna O'Brien
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    One of Ireland's best current novelists provides a thumbnail sketch of Ireland's greatest writer. A passionate and sensuous portrait, James Joyce is a return to the land of politics, history, saints, and scholars that shaped the creator of the 20th century's groundbreaking novel, Ulysses.

    Tad Davis says: "Enthusiastic and insightful"
  • The Scarlet Letter | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The Scarlet Letter

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    A stark and allegorical tale of adultery, guilt, and social repression in Puritan New England, The Scarlet Letter is a foundational work of American literature. Nathaniel Hawthorne's exploration of the dichotomy between the public and private self, internal passion and external convention, gives us the unforgettable Hester Prynne, who discovers strength in the face of ostracism and emerges as a heroine ahead of her time. As Kathryn Harrison points out in her Introduction, Hester is "the herald of the modern American heroine...."

    Jimmy says: "Disappointed"
  • The House of the Seven Gables | Nathaniel Hawthorne

    The House of the Seven Gables

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 51 mins)
    • By Nathaniel Hawthorne
    • Narrated By Donada Peters
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    The House of the Seven Gables was Hawthorne's follow-up to The Scarlet Letter. The book tells the story of an evil house, cursed by a man who was hanged centuries before for witchcraft. The house is haunted by the ghosts of its past, and wrapped in the fear of the living.

    A Lemley says: "Longest 10 hours of my life!"
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