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  • Elizabeth and Mary

  • Cousins, Rivals, Queens
  • By: Jane Dunn
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 19 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 352
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 144
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148

In a rich and riveting narrative, Jane Dunn reveals the extraordinary rivalry between the regal cousins. It is the story of two queens ruling on one island, each with a claim to the throne of England, each embodying dramatically opposing qualities of character, ideals of womanliness (and views of sexuality), and divinely ordained kingship.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic book

  • By Catharina on 05-09-04

Too Long

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-06-07

If it was half as long, it would have been too long.

1 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • Chatter

  • Uncovering the Echelon Surveillance Network and the Secret World of Global Eavesdropping
  • By: Patrick Radden Keefe
  • Narrated by: Robertson Dean
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 217
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 62

In Chatter, Patrick Radden Keefe investigates the international eavesdropping alliance known as Echelon, sorting facts from conspiracy theories to determine just how much privacy Americans unknowingly sacrifice in the name of greater security.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really neat look at intelligence gathering/secrecy

  • By E. Lundin on 03-06-05

Overrated

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 04-21-05

Highly overrated by prior reviewers in my mind. There are some interesting tidbits, but jumps around a lot, not really a cohesive story. I really do not need a list of listening posts around the world. The fact that the government is listening where it can is not surprising.

6 of 8 people found this review helpful

  • Krakatoa

  • The Day the World Exploded, August 27, 1883
  • By: Simon Winchester
  • Narrated by: Simon Winchester
  • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 884
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 511

The legendary annihilation in 1883 of the volcano-island of Krakatoa (the name has since become a by-word for a cataclysmic disaster) was followed by an immense tsunami that killed nearly 40,000 people. Beyond the purely physical horrors of an event which has only very recently become properly understood, the eruption changed the world in more ways than could possibly be imagined. Dust swirled round the world for years, causing temperatures to plummet and sunsets to turn vivid.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great subject, great writing, great voice

  • By rwise on 01-26-04

History or Story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 03-24-05

I'd rate it 4 for History Book and a 2 as a story.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful