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  • The King's Curse

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,756
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,577
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A DISAPPOINTING ENDING TO AN GOOD SERIES

  • By The Louligan on 09-14-14

Women other than his wives suggested

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-01-18

So informative and relieving strong women powerless against the regal system. Learn to speak up today because we can and because we must.

  • The Appeal

  • A Novel
  • By: John Grisham
  • Narrated by: Michael Beck
  • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 67
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 29
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 32

In a crowded courtroom in Mississippi, a jury returns a shocking verdict against a chemical company accused of dumping toxic waste into a small town's water supply, causing the worst "cancer cluster" in history. The company appeals to the Mississippi Supreme Court, whose nine justices will one day either approve the verdict or reverse it.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Pleasantly Surprised

  • By Susan on 02-27-08

The Appeal

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Important POV regarding the power of CEOs and their greed. Justice needs to be served.

  • John Quincy Adams

  • By: Robert V. Remini
  • Narrated by: Ira Claffey
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 47
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

While John Quincy Adams' natural tendencies were toward a contemplative life filled with art and literature, his path was predestined - the law and then public service. It is no wonder that later, as a grown man, accomplished and admired, he was spoken of as cold and austere, even misanthropic.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Average President, but extraordinary man

  • By buffaloboy on 05-01-12

John Quincy Adams

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-18

Focuses on his negative relationship with his mother, does not deal with presidency as much as I would like.