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  • Servants' Hall

  • A Real Life Upstairs, Downstairs Romance
  • By: Margaret Powell
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 7 hrs and 3 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 263
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 233
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 236

Margaret Powell's Below Stairs became a sensation among listeners reveling in the luxury and subtle class warfare of Masterpiece Theatre's hit television series Downton Abbey. Now in the sequel Servants' Hall, Powell tells the true story of Rose, the under-parlourmaid to the Wardham Family at Redlands, who took a shocking step: She eloped with the family's only son, Mr. Gerald.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • It is wonderful and I will never forget it!!!

  • By Nomi on 07-06-15

well written!

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

Reviewed: 02-12-18

I love this book so much I listen to it twice. it's very well written and you can actually picture the daily life of a servant's hall back in that.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Dragonfly in Amber

  • By: Diana Gabaldon
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 38 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 32,963
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 27,509
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 27,461

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

exciting and gripping!

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

Reviewed: 01-05-18

I love this book I am also watching the TV series and it helps to have a little more information for a full understanding of the story this is so well-written I can't wait to listen to the next one!

  • The Wars of the Roses

  • The Fall of the Plantagenets and the Rise of the Tudors
  • By: Dan Jones
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,679
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,522
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,513

The 15th century saw the longest and bloodiest series of civil wars in British history. The crown of England changed hands five times as two branches of the Plantagenet dynasty fought to the death for the right to rule. Now, celebrated historian Dan Jones describes how the longest reigning British royal family tore itself apart until it was finally replaced by the Tudors. Some of the greatest heroes and villains in history were thrown together in these turbulent times.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous story; but need a scorecard.

  • By R. on 06-01-15

wonderful!

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

Reviewed: 11-11-17

this was an exciting book to listen to -I've always been fascinated with the story of The War of the Roses & this book delivered on facts and was beautifully written and read in audio format. I didn't want it to end!!

  • The Mistresses of Cliveden

  • Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
  • By: Natalie Livingstone
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Overlooking the Thames, the Cliveden mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion - from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the 17th century to the 1960s Profumo affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • disappointed

  • By Galina M. on 11-14-16

absolutely fantastic historical novel

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

this was a long book but it didn't seem long, that's how much I really enjoyed it. and the narrator was excellent.

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