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The Making of a Marchioness audiobook cover art

charming comforting tale

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-26-19

beautifully read; perfect for that moment when a reader doesn't have the energy to start a new book. if I was a book doctor I'd prescribe for anyone convelescing, exhausted, deeply in need of good company without the energy to meet new characters. I am recuperating at home and this has been better than any medicine. kudos to this Victorian-era author also for her giving a shout out to Harriet Beecher Stowe. But what matter most is that it's a chance to listen to a great story told by a skilled author.

Overcoming Breast Cancer audiobook cover art

it works. period.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-23-19

listening to again +again. sensible + HUMANE.
the narrator is the captain sully sullen berger of mind-body . meditation. as I felt overwelmed by diagnosis and surgeries, his words guided me home. which is where I am writing these.words.
jusr as Captain sully sullenberger, gently guides the plane down onto the Hudson, this book also teaches me to.think.differently.about this experience. helpful for.prep, for hospital stay.and post recovery at home. highest praise
wish.all breast cancer patients have this as a resource.

The Scarlet Ruse audiobook cover art

best of all

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-08-17

love the series and this one was a favorite, quaint and charming in a retro way

The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1 audiobook cover art

THIS one is the BEST version! Narrator AMAZING

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-27-17

If you could sum up The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1 in three words, what would they be?

A funny and shockingly contemporary tale.

What was one of the most memorable moments of The Decline and Fall of the Roman Empire, Volume 1?

When I realized that I was receiving insights from today's headlines, yet this book was written in 1776!

Have you listened to any of Bernard Mayes’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Narrator was superb. He inhabited the intelligence of the words, unlike the other versions which were stiff and traded comprehension for projection -- the other readers sounded as if they were in a school play and "showing off" at finally doing Shakespeare. Mayes fully conveyed humor, facts, wisdom and his somewhat archaic voice was warm and easy to spend hours and hours listening to. (I am a New Yorker by birth and a Washingtonian by chance, and NOT your usually plummy BBC fan) -- this reader was NOTHING like that. Mayes conveyed the words and author's intention with a lack of pomposity that sounded natural to my ear.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

This is a book to listen to cooking and knocking out tasks as it will take sustained effort, but well worth it. By the end of Chapter One I felt I had made a new friend who was dazzling me with time travel and greater sense of the scope of human experience.

Any additional comments?

If you have ever been curious about whether or not history truly rhymes, or merely repeats itself, check out this book -- if you already have this book on your bucket list, Mayes is the reader of choice!

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