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  • Jane Austen at Home

  • A Biography
  • By: Lucy Worsley
  • Narrated by: Ruth Redman
  • Length: 14 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 228
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 209
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 208

Take a trip back to Jane Austen's world and the many places she lived as historian Lucy Worsley visits Austen's childhood home, her schools, her holiday accommodations, the houses - both grand and small - of the relations upon whom she was dependent, and the home she shared with her mother and sister towards the end of her life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • As a Devoted Janeite - I loved this book!

  • By Dorothy on 07-17-17

Very enjoyable and interesting book.

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

Reviewed: 08-07-18

This was an interesting book, not the usual dry biography. Ms. Worsley is particularly good at setting out what facts are known, what facts are not known, and what the possibilities could be given the historical context. I enjoyed the book very much.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Mornings on Horseback

  • By: David McCullough
  • Narrated by: Nelson Runger
  • Length: 19 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 801
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 693
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 691

Winner of the 1982 National Book Award for Biography, Mornings on Horseback is the brilliant biography of the young Theodore Roosevelt. Hailed as a masterpiece by Newsday, it is the story of a remarkable little boy -- seriously handicapped by recurrent and nearly fatal attacks of asthma -- and his struggle to manhood.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Did not like this one

  • By Randall on 11-05-18

Disappointing

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2 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-23-11

I love David McCullough, but the narrator here read the book with a very sarcastic attitude toward the charactors which interfered with the story. McCullough also disapointed by claiming that all asthma is pscho-psomatic, and did not acknowledge current medical research that recognizes asthma is an auto-immune disease. It puts all the research for the book in question to have an entire chapter on Roosevelt's life long battle with this disease treated as a psychological disorder, rather than the serious physical challenge it presented for him. Another disappointment was the way this very long narrative ends - almost mid-sentence, and certainly mid-thought. As if McCullough ran out of notes, and couldn't be bothered to bring the book to a conclusion.

55 of 59 people found this review helpful

  • Bath Tangle

  • By: Georgette Heyer
  • Narrated by: Sian Phillips
  • Length: 12 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 581
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 582

The Earl of Spenborough has always been noted for his eccentricity. Leaving a widow younger than his own daughter Serena is one thing, but quite another is leaving Serena's fortune to the trusteeship of the Marquis of Rotherham -- a man whom Serena once jilted and who now has the power to give or withhold his consent to any marriage she might contemplate. When Serena and her lovely young stepmother Fanny decide to move to Bath, Serena makes an odd new friend and discovers an old love, Major Hector Kirkby.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sian Phillips is a delight!

  • By Roxane on 06-17-10

A fun, entertaining book

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-05-10

My first book by Heyer, and it was a fun and enjoyable book. Great for Austen fans.