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  • The Last Tudor

  • Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 846
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 766
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 765

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Maybe I'm Easily Impressed...

  • By Mel on 08-16-17

Best Tudor Book Yet by Phillippa Gregory

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-23-17

I enjoyed this one quite a bit. There was no unnecessary gratuitous sex scenes, which I find completely ridiculous for a historical novel. I read these books for the story, not the titillation. As always, it was read beautifully by Bianca Amato. Very well done. I'm sorry it's over!

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Washington: A Life

  • By: Ron Chernow
  • Narrated by: Scott Brick
  • Length: 41 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6,177
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,277
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,251

In Washington: A Life celebrated biographer Ron Chernow provides a richly nuanced portrait of the father of our nation. This crisply paced narrative carries the reader through his troubled boyhood, his precocious feats in the French and Indian War, his creation of Mount Vernon, his heroic exploits with the Continental Army, his presiding over the Constitutional Convention, and his magnificent performance as America's first president.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book!

  • By Jack Merritt on 12-24-10

Quite a fuller picture!

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Reviewed: 07-07-16

There were many sides to GW. Some I didn't like at all, not one bit! Other books paint a plain, superficial account of him. In this book, you get much more of his story, and it is intruiging to think that he was so complex. A very good read!

  • 1776

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: David McCullough
  • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11,801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,199
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 8,175

Why we think it’s a great listen: If you ever thought history was boring, David McCullough’s performance of his fascinating book will change your mind. In this stirring audiobook, McCullough tells the intensely human story of those who marched with General George Washington in the year of the Declaration of Independence, when the whole American cause was riding on their success.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Front Seat on History

  • By Mark on 10-22-05

Loved it!

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Reviewed: 03-31-16

I have read and reread this book many times, both for the better understanding of the timeline of events, and for the enjoyment. I highly recommend it to anyone who is interested in this period of history. Very interesting !

  • Drums of Autumn

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 44 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 25,484
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 21,321
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 21,249

Twice Claire has used an ancient stone circle to travel back to the 18th century. The first time she found love with a Scottish warrior but had to return to the 1940s to save their unborn child. The second time, 20 years later, she reunited with her lost love but had to leave behind the daughter that he would never see. Now Brianna, from her 1960s vantage point, has found a disturbing obituary and will risk everything in an attempt to change history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I Can't Get Enough!

  • By Eugenia on 02-15-10

A delightful treat for your ears!

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Reviewed: 04-21-15

Loved it! Listened to it at least 3 times. I caught something new each time. So engaging and entertaining. I don't know how I ever got along without these books on audible for my 45 minute commute to and from work. Highly recommend!

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29,594
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 24,472
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24,429

New York Times best-selling author Diana Gabaldon enchanted scores of fans with Outlander, her electrifying historical saga set in 18th-century Scotland. Now this sequel sweeps listeners back into the past as Claire relates more of her perilous sojourn there with her Scottish warrior husband, James Fraser. Twenty years after her strange journey back in time, Claire has returned to Scotland with her daughter, determined to share with her the secret she has harbored since her time travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • FOR GUYS AS WELL

  • By Jeff on 05-14-12

For the love of a lord!

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Reviewed: 03-13-15

Loved this book so much! The story, the history of it, the character development, and the author's style of writing. But my favorite part of this audible book is Davina Porter. She's simply amazing! The accents were such fun to my ear, and her range of voices, were just fascinatingly different, men and eomen, English, Scots, American ( though the American was my least favorite accent of hers) , French, holy cow, she can read anything! Pure fun!

  • The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time

  • By: Mark Haddon
  • Narrated by: Jeff Woodman
  • Length: 6 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10,855
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,966
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 7,988

Fifteen-year-old Christopher Boone has Asperger's Syndrome, a condition similar to autism. He doesn't like to be touched or meet new people, he cannot make small talk, and he hates the colors brown and yellow. He is a math whiz with a very logical brain who loves solving puzzles that have definite answers.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An Unexpected Gift.

  • By Amanda on 12-07-11

Wonderful book, wonderfully read aloud!

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-10

A must have for struggling high school readers; this would make a great summer reading book! It is very well done, easy to understand.

  • Skulduggery Pleasant

  • By: Derek Landy
  • Narrated by: Rupert Degas
  • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 502
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 383
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 380

Meet Skulduggery Pleasant: ace detective, snappy dresser, razor-tongued wit, crackerjack sorcerer, and walking, talking, fire-throwing skeleton, as well as ally, protector, and mentor of Stephanie Edgely, a very unusual and darkly talented 12-year-old. These two alone stand in the way of an all-consuming ancient evil.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • This is more than a 5star book

  • By Keith on 09-16-07

This audiobook is great for middle school children

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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-17-10

I used this audiobook to help my struggling readers (grade 6) read one of their summer reading books. They enjoyed listening to it, and so did I! The reader, Rupert Degas, did a wonderful job. I highly recommend it for struggling readers grades 5-6 or more advanced readers grades 3-4.

  • Johnny Got His Gun

  • By: Dalton Trumbo
  • Narrated by: William Dufris
  • Length: 7 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 402
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 338

This was no ordinary war. This was a war to make the world safe for democracy. And if democracy was made safe, then nothing else mattered - not the millions of dead bodies, nor the thousands of ruined lives. This is no ordinary novel. This is the story of a young American soldier terribly maimed in World War I - he "survives" armless, legless, and faceless, but with his mind intact.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • READ THE INTRODUCTION LAST

  • By Carollynn7 on 11-27-11

Johnny Got His Gun

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-04-09

The narrator of this audible book makes listening to this book easy. I've read the book, but it is at times very difficult to read due to the lack of proper punctuation (it indicates a drugged state of the first person narration of the book, I believe). The narrator makes it much easier to understand and enjoyable.

15 of 15 people found this review helpful