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  • Isabella: The Warrior Queen

  • By: Kirstin Downey
  • Narrated by: Kimberly Farr
  • Length: 21 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 374
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 334
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 337

Whether saintly or satanic, no female leader has done more to shape our modern world, in which millions of people in two hemispheres speak Spanish and practice Catholicism. Yet history has all but forgotten Isabella's influence, due to hundreds of years of misreporting that often attributed her accomplishments to Ferdinand, the bold and philandering husband she adored.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good Biography! Learned so much about the Queen

  • By Linda Erlich on 12-03-14

Holy wow! This woman

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

Reviewed: 07-30-17

I am so sad to say that I knew nothing about this lady. What a hero to all woman. I am so glad I listen to this book. I am enthralled with how much my life has been influenced by this lady and I had no idea who she was!

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  • The Virgin's Lover

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 931
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 826
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 828

In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting Take on Elizabeth

  • By Theodore on 09-08-12

I got a speeding ticking going over 100mph!

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

Reviewed: 05-16-15

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

yes - I forced my friend to listen to part of this book on a road trip. At first, she made fun of me and she was mad that I would even listen to a book. At the first gas station, my friend wanted to keep the car running so she could listen to the book.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Cecil - not sure if I am spelling that correctly.

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

I am not sure. I don't often remember the names of the actors. Davina Porter did a great job.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

I was shocked. I also was shocked at the actual history ~ which is written in the book. I think this author did an amazing job at painting the characters with as much fact as possible.

Any additional comments?

ya - so I really did get pulled over by a cop going 100mph while being totally drawn into the book. The cop actually laughed at me because he followed me for seven miles. Ya - cruse control for the next audiobook on the road trip.

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