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  • Lancaster and York

  • The Wars of the Roses
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 123
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 109

Lancater and York is a riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, from beloved historian Alison Weir. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York was characterised by treachery, deceit, and bloody battles. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Dense, fascinating history...questionable delivery

  • By kbreezy on 10-04-17

great story annoying voices.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-15

really good telling of a fascinating period in English history, the narration is good, however the accents are very off putting.

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  • The Simpsons and Their Mathematical Secrets

  • By: Simon Singh
  • Narrated by: William Neenan
  • Length: 7 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 198
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Simon Singh offers fascinating new insights into the celebrated television series The Simpsons: That the show drip-feeds morsels of number theory into the minds of its viewers - indeed, that there are so many mathematical references in the show, and in its sister program, Futurama, that they could form the basis of an entire university course.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Print probably better than audio

  • By Vivek Goyal on 05-19-14

Interesting take on The Simpsons

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-15

This is another great book by Simon Singh, though it's let down by poor narration.