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  • Harry Potter: A History of Magic

  • An Audio Documentary
  • By: Pottermore Publishing, Ben Davies
  • Narrated by: Natalie Dormer
  • Length: 11 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,668
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,545
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,534

The history of magic is as long as time and as wide as the world. In every culture, in every age, in every place and, probably, in every heart, there is magic. Harry Potter: A History of Magic reveals some of the hidden stories behind real-world magic and explores some of J.K. Rowling's magical inventions alongside their folkloric, cultural and historical forebears.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • An enjoyable making-of documentary of sorts

  • By Tasha on 10-04-18

Wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 10-09-18

I enjoyed the story and the narration. I especially loved the interviews with contributors. I was disappointed that there was not a pdf file with the photos of the artifacts being discussed.

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  • The White Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,005
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,812
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,798

The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

  • By Lisa on 08-14-13

Great historical fiction

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

Reviewed: 04-16-18

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I recently found out that Henry VII is my 14th great grandfather, so I have recommended this book to all of my cousins. I am amazed at the strength of the women of this time period. Their value was based on the male heirs that they could produce. They had to fight to secure "good" marriages for their daughters and protect the legacy of their sons while their husbands were off fighting wars and philandering. It's not a life I envy, but it;s certainly interesting history.

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