Thomas B. Costain's four-volume history of the Plantagenets begins with The Conquering Family and the conquest of England by William the Conqueror in 1066, closing with the reign of John in 1216. The troubled period after the Norman Conquest, when the foundations of government were hammered out between monarch and people, comes to life through Costain's storytelling skill and historical imagination.
While the book is a great introduction to British history, I find David Case's voice unappealing. I have had a hard time trying to cope with it.
5 of 7 people found this review helpful
It has been passed down through the ages, highly coveted, hidden, lost, stolen, and bought for vast sums of money. Fragments of this Great Secret have been found in the oral traditions, in literature, in religions and philosophies throughout the centuries. In this audiobook you will discover the Secret, and you will learn how to have, do, or be anything you want.
This is a book I would recommend blindfolded.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
This is the first part of Alexa Polidoro's famous French for Beginners course. After many years of developing and harnessing her language-teaching skills with The French Ecole and Lingomania, Alexa has now created an audio treat for people who wish to learn a new language from scratch, without any pressure, in fun, relaxed and manageable chunks.
I love the way Alexa teaches French. I am enjoying the course very much.
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An Italian love story, a novel set in the small Italian town of Vieste during the 16th century. A pair of young lovers, Tinera and Belgardo, flee the oppression of the regional governor and seek refuge with a group of gypsies in what is the first of a succession of adventures.
I bought this title because it was announced under language-italian. Well, it has a lot of words in some sort of a lingo, which is not Italian, for sure. The book itself is the worst piece of literature I have ever seen and the readers aren't as great either.