House of Deravenel
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(3.4 based on 88 ratings)
  • 1
    The Ravenscar Dynasty: A Novel | Barbara Taylor Bradford

    The Ravenscar Dynasty: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated By Ric Jerrom
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (36)
    Performance
    (12)
    Story
    (12)

    On a bitterly cold day in 1904, the Deravenel family's future changes forever. When Cecily Deravenel tells her 18-year-old son, Edward, of the death of his father, brother, and cousins in a fire, a part of him dies as well. Edward is comforted by his cousin Neville Watkins, who is suspicious of the deaths. They vow to seek the truth, avenge the deaths, and take control of the business empire usurped 60 years before.

    not that great

    not that great of a story - would not recommend spending any money or credits on this story. Too long and just a tale of a man and his family. Doesnt ..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2007 by Donna (Marysville, WA, United States)
  • 2
    The Heir | Barbara Taylor Bradford

    The Heir

    • UNABRIDGED (16 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated By John Lee
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (22)
    Performance
    (14)
    Story
    (15)

    Edward Deravenel is the king of his company at last: a man who sought and won a business empire and the favors of many women. Now it is 1918, the war is over, an influenza epidemic is sweeping England, and Edward has a family and a business to protect. He must thread his way between his loyal brother, Richard, and the treacherous middle brother of the family, George. And the politics of inheritance are intense, as different family factions vie for the honor.

    Little payoff for such a long novel

    I usually enjoy Bradford's novels but this one was way too long and the heir at the end was a new character, not described throughout the book as the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 20 2008 by Book and Movie Lover (Austin)
  • 3
    Being Elizabeth | Barbara Taylor Bradford

    Being Elizabeth

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Barbara Taylor Bradford
    • Narrated By Katherine Kellgren
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (30)
    Performance
    (11)
    Story
    (12)

    From the storytelling magic of Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a modern retelling of the drama and intrigue surrounding the 16th century Queen Elizabeth. Instead of England, the throne is the business empire of the Deravenels. And this Elizabeth is the most powerful Managing Director in its history. Surrounded by rumors and betrayal, Elizabeth Deravenel must steer her company clear of takeovers.

    Not much "substance"

    If you're looking for the Barbara Taylor Bradford of "A Woman of Substance", you won't find her here. "Being Elizabeth" doesn't h..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 26 2008 by Amazon Customer ()