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Debbie Boylen

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  • The Werewolf of Bamberg

  • The Hangman's Daughter, Book 5
  • By: Oliver Pötzsch, Lee Chadeayne - translator
  • Narrated by: Grover Gardner
  • Length: 20 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 631
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 573
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 572

In 1668, hangman Jakob Kuisl, his daughter Magdalena, and her husband Simon are traveling to the town of Bamberg. But what was planned as a family vacation soon becomes a nightmare: there is a murderer in Bamberg leaving the severed limbs of victims in the trash outside the city. When rumors quickly spread that the murders are the work of a werewolf, Jakob Kuisl must prove the superstition wrong and embark on a search for the "devil of Bamberg".

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Great Historical Thriller!

  • By Cheri on 02-06-16

Same as the others

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-16-17

Another simply written medieval murder mystery just like all his others. I find he gets tiring.

  • The King's Curse

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,731
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,548

Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A DISAPPOINTING ENDING TO AN GOOD SERIES

  • By The Louligan on 09-14-14

The best one yet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-30-17

I was hooked by this author immediately upon reading my first book. This narration doesn't just "do justice" - it enhances the story and makes it chilling real!

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  • The Greatest Knight

  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
  • Length: 17 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 262
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 258

From humble beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshall steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Could have been Greater.

  • By Rachel on 12-27-10

A great man

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-06-17

A well told story of a very great man! Well researched and enthralling to read.

  • The Queen's Fool

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,765
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Narration With a Great Story

  • By Theodore on 05-09-12

Interesting

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-12-16

Interesting as I have not come across a book about a Jewish family in (late) medieval England. A good read but not Ms. Gregory best.

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  • Boleyn Inheritance

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
  • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,702
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,552
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,550

Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great Book

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

The best one yet

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-06-16

Incredible book. Rivet ing. A must read. Can be read as a first book of her Tudor books.

  • The Name of the Rose

  • By: Umberto Eco, William Weaver - translator
  • Narrated by: Sean Barrett, Nicholas Rowe, Neville Jason
  • Length: 21 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,314
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,211
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,217

The year is 1327. Franciscans in a wealthy Italian abbey are suspected of heresy, and Brother William of Baskerville arrives to investigate. But his delicate mission is suddenly overshadowed by seven bizarre deaths that take place in seven days and nights of apocalyptic terror. Brother William turns detective, and a uniquely deft one at that. His tools are the logic of Aristotle, the theology of Aquinas, the empirical insights of Roger Bacon-- all sharpened to a glistening edge by his wry humor and ferocious curiosity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The meaning of the mystery & mystery of meaning

  • By Ryan on 02-14-14

Finally able to read this booked

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-08-16

I have tried to read this book three times in 10 years and just couldn't get into it. Probably because of all the Latin. But listening to it made all the difference! I finally finished it and enjoyed it immensely.