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  • The Lost Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Signe Pike
  • Narrated by: Toni Frutin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 697
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 644
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 639

In a land of mountains and mist, tradition and superstition, Languoreth and her brother Lailoken are raised in the Old Way of their ancestors. But in Scotland, a new religion is rising, one that brings disruption, bloodshed, and riot. And even as her family faces the burgeoning forces of Christianity, the Anglo-Saxons, bent on colonization, are encroaching from the east. When conflict brings the hero Emrys Pendragon to her father’s door, Languoreth finds love with one of his warriors. Her deep connection to Maelgwn is forged by enchantment, but she is promised in marriage to Rhydderch, son of a Christian king.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost no more!

  • By Beckersly on 09-13-18

A wonderful piece of Historical Fiction

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

Reviewed: 11-27-18

I’m a huge historical fiction fan for the past 25 years. This book easily makes my top twenty. Loved every moment!

  • The King's Witch

  • A Novel
  • By: Tracy Borman
  • Narrated by: Esther Wane
  • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 44
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 41
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 41

In March of 1603, as she helps to nurse the dying Queen Elizabeth of England, Frances Gorges dreams of her parents’ country estate, where she has learned to use flowers and herbs to become a much-loved healer. She is happy to stay at home when King James of Scotland succeeds to the throne. His court may be shockingly decadent, but his intolerant Puritanism sees witchcraft in many of the old customs - punishable by death.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I’ve read hundreds of historical fiction books....

  • By K&T on 08-03-18

I’ve read hundreds of historical fiction books....

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

Reviewed: 08-03-18

And this easily breaks in to my top 20. Excellent book, excellent narration!!! Love it!!!

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Daughter of York

  • By: Anne Easter Smith
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 23 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

It is 1461. Edward, son of Richard of York, ascends to the throne, and his willful sister, Margaret, immediately becomes a pawn in European politics as Edward negotiates her marriage. The young Margaret falls deeply in love with Anthony Woodville, the married brother of Edward's queen, Elizabeth. But Edward has arranged for his sister to wed Charles, son of the Duke of Burgundy, and soon Margaret is setting sail for her new life. Her official escort: Anthony Woodville.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Daughter of York

  • By Phyllis on 02-20-08

Have read almost every historical fiction book!

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

Reviewed: 10-26-17

.....and this is easily in the top three. Loved every minute. Highly recommended to other historical fiction fans!!!!

  • The Crimson Petal and the White

  • By: Michel Faber
  • Narrated by: Jill Tanner
  • Length: 41 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 900
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 807
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 804

NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Loved this Book!!

  • By anniepaints on 06-16-11

The Best Historical Fiction of Victorian England

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

Reviewed: 05-02-17

I've read hundreds of historical fiction focused on England, from legends of King Arthur throughQueen Victoria and beyond.

This is by far the best book of the genre I have ever read. If you can take an unflinching look at life among the various classes, you too will find it a favorite.

  • Anya

  • By: Susan Fromberg Schaeffer
  • Narrated by: Kathe Mazur
  • Length: 29 hrs and 6 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 112
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 111

Anya Savikin lived among well-to-do Russian Jews in Poland, in a world more like Tolstoy's than our own, until the first bombing of Warsaw and the chaos that ensued. Her story incarnates the strength and love of Eastern European Jewry, before and after their decimation.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Like a good strong cup of coffee

  • By Daryl on 06-19-13

Amazing, amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 01-07-17

I've read thousands of books.......this one is truly an amazing, epic , realistic work of fiction of surviving WW2. Spellbinding!

  • Julian Fellowes's Belgravia

  • By: Julian Fellowes
  • Narrated by: Juliet Stevenson
  • Length: 15 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,757
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,551
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,532

Julian Fellowes's Belgravia is the story of a secret. A secret that unravels behind the porticoed doors of London's grandest postcode. Set in the 1840s, when the upper echelons of society began to rub shoulders with the emerging industrial nouveau riche, Belgravia is peopled by a rich cast of characters. But the story begins on the eve of the Battle of Waterloo in 1815. At the Duchess of Richmond's new legendary ball, one family's life will change forever.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Fellowes is a Brand but the Narrator is a Marvel!

  • By M. T. Mirabile on 08-14-16

Amazing work by Julian Fellowes!

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

Reviewed: 09-26-16

It's hard to imagine my liking anything better than Downton Abbey. Alas, I do. Julian Fellowe's Belgravia is an excellent work that catches you up in the story immediately, only to weave you into the story further as each episode continues.

Detailed characters, his famous keen observation of social faux pas and scenery, and the niceties---and oh so not so niceties of London society---are so dryly entertaining for those of us who love British fiction.

One of the best audible books I've had the pleasure of listening to, ever.

1 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Romanov Cross

  • By: Robert Masello
  • Narrated by: Paul Boehmer
  • Length: 18 hrs and 16 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 357
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 324
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 322

Army epidemiologist Frank Slater is facing a court-martial, but after his punishment is mysteriously lifted, he is offered a job no one else wants - to travel to a small island off the coast of Alaska and investigate a potentially lethal phenomenon. The permafrost has begun to melt, exposing bodies from a colony that was wiped out by the dreaded Spanish flu of 1918. Frank must determine if the thawed remains still carry the deadly virus in their frozen flesh and, if so, ensure that it doesn't come back to life.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Meh

  • By Anne on 01-09-16

Excellent Story.....Wrong Narrator Choice

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

Reviewed: 09-21-16

This book is great! The narration, of done by someone else, could have made it truly excellent. No passion. Hard to pay attention when it sounds like the news. Loved the narration of the Einstein Prophecies.

  • A Dangerous Inheritance

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 175

Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Weir's Best

  • By Joshua on 01-08-13

Best historical fiction novel!

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

Reviewed: 09-10-16

A must listen for any historical fiction fan. So very sad when it ended! Alison Weir is an incredibly talented author, and Maggie Mash is my favorite narrator!

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • My Name Is Mary Sutter

  • By: Robin Oliveira
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 470
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 304
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 308

In this stunning historical novel, Mary Sutter is a brilliant, headstrong midwife from Albany, New York, who dreams of becoming a surgeon. Determined to overcome the prejudices against women in medicine—and eager to run away from her recent heartbreak—Mary leaves home and travels to Washington, D.C. to help tend the legions of Civil War wounded.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent and riveting

  • By midge on 09-25-10

Good story -- narration computer like

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

Reviewed: 09-06-16

Great story. The narration took all emotion from the book, in a book which was filled with emotion.

  • Dying to Be Me

  • My Journey from Cancer, to Near Death, to True Healing
  • By: Anita Moorjani
  • Narrated by: Anita Moorjani
  • Length: 6 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,014
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,659
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,655

In this truly inspirational audio book, Anita Moorjani relates how, after fighting cancer for almost four years, her body began shutting down - overwhelmed by the malignant cells spreading throughout her system. As her organs failed, she entered into an extraordinary near-death experience (NDE) where she realized her inherent worth... and the actual cause of her disease. Upon regaining consciousness, Anita found that her condition had improved so rapidly that she was released from the hospital within weeks - without a trace of cancer in her body!

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • SImply Amazing

  • By Jeffrey on 05-21-12

Ok book, but missing a connection for the average person

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

Reviewed: 08-30-16

Spoiler alert!


Author is diagnosed with lymphoma, and decides not to treat it, after spending months treating it through Ayurvedic medicine. She decides against chemotherapy, which is her decision.

As a middle class female who has struggled with chronic health issues for many years, I guess I am biased. To have the resources to leave work, travel internationally for yoga and alternative medicine masters, etc.... I wonder how many of us could heal. I believe her healing was indeed miraculous at the medical level, but at the spiritual level.....who wouldn't have experienced amazing insights?

Although some of what she says rings true to me spiritually, there's a huge bias here that the average person simply wouldn't be able engage in, due to lack of resources.

I am happy for her healing, but the nuggets of spiritual insight are available from many sources.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful