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  • The Man Who Loved His Wife

  • By: Vera Caspary
  • Narrated by: Stephen McLaughlin
  • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    3.5 out of 5 stars 6
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 6

With what Graham Greene once called her "devilish cunning," Vera Caspary offers one of her most suspenseful thrillers in this tale of love, jealousy, guilt, and hate. When Fletcher marries Elaine, his second wife nineteen years his junior, he can't imagine a more passionate union. Then an illness destroys his confidence, and all he can picture is her next affair. He keeps a secret diary of his fantasized suspicions, making his impending suicide look like murder.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Have loved all of them!

  • By Donna on 02-05-15

Have loved all of them!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Vera Caspary's books capture the mood of the times so well, and the "femme fatales" just draw you into the story. Thanks!

  • Bedelia

  • By: Vera Caspary
  • Narrated by: Nicole Vilencia
  • Length: 7 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 10

Long before Desperate Housewives, there was Bedelia: pretty, ultra femme, and adoring as a kitten. A perfect housekeeper and lover, she wants nothing more than to please her insecure new husband, who can’t believe his luck. But is Bedelia too good to be true? A mysterious new neighbor turns out to be a detective on the trail of a kitten with claws of steel a picture-perfect wife with a string of dead husbands in her wake. Caspary builds this tale to a peak of psychological suspense as her characters are trapped together by a blizzard.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Perfect Wife or Femme Fatale?

  • By Susie on 11-28-12

Another fun tale!

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

Reviewed: 02-05-15

Thanks, again, Vera, for a fun ride! I've listened to all of your audiobooks, and can't wait for more!

  • The Book of Life

  • All Souls, Book 3
  • By: Deborah Harkness
  • Narrated by: Jennifer Ikeda
  • Length: 23 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 14,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,251
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,205

In The Book of Life, Diana and Matthew time travel back from Elizabethan London to make a dramatic return to the present - facing new crises and old enemies. At Matthew’s ancestral home, Sept-Tours, they reunite with the beloved cast of characters from A Discovery of Witches - with one significant exception. But the real threat to their future has yet to be revealed, and when it is, the search for Ashmole 782 and its missing pages takes on even more urgency.  

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Hopes Dashed

  • By Elkay on 08-01-14

Another amazing book!

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

I am so sorry to see this series end! Deborah is an amazing storyteller. Thank you!

  • The Rook

  • A Novel
  • By: Daniel O'Malley
  • Narrated by: Susan Duerden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,385
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,015
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 4,018

Myfanwy Thomas awakes in a London park surrounded by dead bodies. With her memory gone, her only hope of survival is to trust the instructions left in her pocket by her former self. She quickly learns that she is a Rook, a high-level operative in a secret agency that protects the world from supernatural threats. But there is a mole inside the organization - and this person wants her dead.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Tale of Two Myfanwy's

  • By Tango on 03-18-13

I was never able to really engage.

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

Reviewed: 09-13-14

The synopsis and reviews encouraged me to buy this book, but I was never able to really engage the story.

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 22 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,421
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,194
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,201

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

  • By Theodore on 11-20-11

Philippa never disappoints!!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-14

I am addicted to this author and her Tudor and Cousin's War series. Thanks you for these amazing journeys!

5 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • The White Princess

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,994
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,801
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,787

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

Another amazing tale!

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

Reviewed: 08-12-14

Thank you for the wonderful journey! This series is a hit! And, a true look at the twists and turns of the Tudor dynasty.

  • The Kingmaker's Daughter

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,966
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,742
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,730

In The Kingmaker's Daughter, number one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes. The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker", the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • The story is starting to wear thin

  • By Dawn M. Irvin on 10-23-13

Another hit!

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

Reviewed: 07-19-14

Thank you for such great tales of the royal families of England. They are a very enthralling group!

  • Laura

  • By: Vera Caspary
  • Narrated by: Christian Rummel, Eileen Stevens, Oliver Wyman, and others
  • Length: 6 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 145
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 113
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 113

Laura Hunt was the ideal modern woman: beautiful, elegant, highly ambitious, and utterly mysterious. No man could resist her charmsnot even the hardboiled NYPD detective sent to find out who turned her into a faceless corpse. As this tough cop probes the mystery of Lauras death, he becomes obsessed with her strange power.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • I like this a lot.

  • By Judith on 07-10-10

A fun romp!

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

Reviewed: 05-18-14

I bought this book on a whim, since I am normally obsessed with English history. But, it turned out to be real fun! A good romp through a 40's detective novel!

  • The Lady in the Tower

  • The Fall of Anne Boleyn
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Judith Boyd
  • Length: 16 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 323
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 230
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 231

New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir tells the spellbinding tale of the last days of Henry VIII’s second wife. Accused of adultery, incest, and treason, Anne Boleyn is locked in the Tower of London on May 2, 1536. Despite maintaining her innocence, she’s quickly condemned to death. Soon, one sword stroke sends her into eternity. But as her remains rot in the sun—unblessed by coffin, marker, or funeral—few know the truth behind her swift demise.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Superb Narration

  • By Ana Mardoll on 11-03-12

A great tale!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-14

I have an affinity for stories (albeit fiction or non-fiction) about English royalty. And, Allison Weir is one of my favorite authors in that genre.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • White Queen

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Susan Lyons
  • Length: 15 hrs
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,395
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,020
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,037

They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Prep for Starz Drama

  • By FanB14 on 06-27-13

Another hit!

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

Reviewed: 04-25-14

I just cannot get enough of Philippa Gregory! Her series have kept me enthralled and feed my interest in English royalty. Thank you!