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  • The Heretic Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Michelle Moran
  • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
  • Length: 12 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 453
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 357
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 356

Nefertari catches the eye of the Crown Prince, and despite her family's history, they fall in love and wish to marry. Yet all of Egypt opposes this union between the rising star of a new dynasty and the fading star of an old, heretical one.

While political adversity sets the country on edge, Nefertari becomes the wife of Ramesses the Great. Destined to be the most powerful Pharaoh in Egypt, he is also the man who must confront the most famous exodus in history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By Jaclyn on 01-12-11

Amazing Book!

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

Reviewed: 09-13-13

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes! It was well written, with vivid details. It was an amazing love story. I was actually on the edge of my seat waiting and worried about what would happen next. Great book.

What other book might you compare The Heretic Queen to and why?

Nefertiti, by the same author. I loved the way the two books connected. The author made the setting so integral to both stories.

What about Cassandra Campbell’s performance did you like?

Loved her narration. Her voice fit the age of the characters perfectly. She made me feel like I was there. She should have been used as the narrator on Cleopatra's Daughter. That narrator is HORRIBLE! She is too too old for the characters in the book. Campbell was a great choice. I could listen to her all day.

If you could take any character from The Heretic Queen out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Ramases. He has such an amazing presence. I almost felt like I knew him and he was a real man. He had depth and dimension and was my favorite character.

Any additional comments?

Great book!

4 of 4 people found this review helpful

  • Wedding Night

  • A Novel
  • By: Sophie Kinsella
  • Narrated by: Jayne Entwistle, Fiona Hardingham, Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 13 hrs and 13 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,322
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,177
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,182

Lottie just knows that her boyfriend is going to propose during lunch at one of London’s fanciest restaurants. But when his big question involves a trip abroad, not a trip down the aisle, she’s completely crushed. So when Ben, an old flame, calls her out of the blue and reminds Lottie of their pact to get married if they were both still single at 30, she jumps at the chance. No formal dates - just a quick march to the altar and a honeymoon on Ikonos, the sun-drenched Greek island where they first met years ago. Their family and friends are horrified. Fliss, Lottie’s older sister, knows that Lottie can be impulsive - but surely this is her worst decision yet.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not a bad summer read

  • By Monica on 06-30-13

not good at all...

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

Reviewed: 06-04-13

What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

Less annoying main characters. The two female leads became very annoying after awhile and i began to no longer care what happened to them.

What do you think your next listen will be?

Baggage claim by david e talbert

What three words best describe the narrators’s voice?

Engh....I could take them or leave them. Liked Jane Enwhistle better in "Ive got your number."

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance

Any additional comments?

Ive got your number was the first kinsella book ive read and remains my favorite. Wedding night would be my second least favorite behind shopahollic which i just could not finish.