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  • History, Homages and the Highlands

  • An Outlander Guide
  • By: Valerie Estelle Frankel
  • Narrated by: Fiona Thraille
  • Length: 8 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 54

With oodles of steamy romance, paranormal time travel, adventure, and much more, Outlander is sweeping the nation. From over a dozen volumes to its newest incarnation as a breathtaking Starz show, it continues to delight, even with subtle, clever changes. But what was life really like then - from kilts and bagpipes to selkies and the fair folk? Who was Bonnie Prince Charlie and why was his campaign so disastrous for the Highlanders?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Super great and timely info for Outlander fiends!

  • By Karen on 04-07-15

Decent but similar to outlandish companion

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3 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-17-18

This is well written and organized. But a lot of the info is the same as stuff in the outlandish companion books.

  • Clarissa's England

  • A Gamely Gallop Through the English Counties
  • By: Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • Narrated by: Clarissa Dickson Wright
  • Length: 14 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 31
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 25

Best-selling author of Spilling the Beans, takes her personal journey around the different regions of England.The quintessential Englishwoman Clarissa Dickson Wright takes us on a personal journey through the country of her birth. From Cornwall to Cumbria, Norfolk to Northumbria she brings her extraordinary knowledge, huge passion, forthright opinions and inimitable wit to the distinctive history and regional character of every corner of England.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely recommended

  • By John S. on 10-09-13

Good, though takes getting used to

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

Reviewed: 08-06-18

It took me a while to get used to her accents & speaking style. Also she has some interests that I dont share. But overall, it's quite an interesting take on England & I got several vacation ideas.

  • The Times Great Scottish Lives

  • Obituaries of Scotland's Finest
  • By: Magnus Linklater - editor
  • Narrated by: Angus King
  • Length: 14 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 1

Discover the fascinating lives of the iconic figures that have shaped Scotland from the early 19th century to the present day. Explore the rich history of Scotland's cultural, social and political landscape, with more than 100 obituaries carefully curated from The Times archive.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting

  • By C. Place on 08-06-18

Interesting

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4 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

As this is a collection of obituaries, some are more interesting than others. Still very interesting overall, as many of these people I had no idea were Scottish.

  • Travel Tales Collections: England, Ireland, & British Isles Travel Stories

  • By: Michael Brein
  • Narrated by: Gary Roelofs
  • Length: 2 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    1 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    1 out of 5 stars 1

London is one of my most favorite cities, not only in Europe, but also in the entire world. And I love England and the rest of the U.K. as well. And while London is always exciting for me to visit, it is the whole of the United Kingdom that remains particularly etched in my memories.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not about travel really

  • By C. Place on 06-27-18

Not about travel really

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1 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-27-18

Not one of the stories was really about any unique experience in the UK/Ireland. They could have as easily been in the USA. Just a bunch of old hippie stories about getting high and ufo/crop circle friends who happen to live in the UK. He may have a psychology degree, but there was no real psychological insight in any of the vignettes. One tale was pretty much "I went on the London Eye with a friend, and found out he's afraid of heights!" or "I drove through Scotland & slept with random people!" These stories had no real charm or insight into the local culture or history, or even tips for travelers looking to avoid mishaps. All I learned was 1. Don't ride the tube with an expired ticket and 2. UK hippies get along with USA hippies.

  • The Wedding Speech Manual

  • The Complete Guide to Preparing, Writing and Performing Your Wedding Speech
  • By: Peter Oxley
  • Narrated by: Peter Oxley
  • Length: 4 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2

Do you need to do a wedding speech but have no idea how to start or what to say? Are you nervous about standing up and speaking in public? The Wedding Speech Manual is your complete, practical, step-by-step guide to how to write and perform a personalized wedding speech: something which will be enjoyed and cherished by your loved ones, friends, and family.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Very thorough!

  • By C. Place on 03-19-18

Very thorough!

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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: 03-19-18

The author was very well organized and thorough. He covers every possible aspect. I personally skimmed a few sections since I’m already a performer, but it’s still a great book.