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  • Christmas Eve, 1914

  • By: Charles Olivier
  • Narrated by: Cameron Daddo, Xander Berkeley, Cody Fern, and others
  • Length: 1 hr and 13 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13,285
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,208
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 12,164

In 1914, the war which was to have been wrapped up by Christmas had - in reality - only just begun, as all sides entrenched themselves deeper into the Great War. Christmas Eve, 1914 follows one company of British officers as they rotate forward to spend their Christmas on the front lines, a mere 80 yards from the German guns. Upper- and working-class men and boys are thrown together into one trench and struggle to survive.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautifully "illustrated"

  • By anonymous on 12-25-14

loved this

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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: 12-22-18

but my heart is broken. can't stop crying. war, though perhaps necessary, is inherently horrible

  • Adventures in Colonial America

  • Volume 3, Maryland: An Anomaly among the Colonies
  • By: Mary Baewer
  • Narrated by: Deren Hansen
  • Length: 2 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Performance
    3 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3 out of 5 stars 8

Maryland was founded as a haven for English Catholics, persecuted by the Protestants in England and the English government as well. However, the intent of Maryland's founders was never fulfilled because of feuds between Catholics and Protestants and the eventually takeover of the colony by the British government, turning it from a proprietary colony to a royal colony under the control of the British government.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • link to website does not work

  • By Mary P on 07-30-18

link to website does not work

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

Reviewed: 07-30-18

see above. adventuresincolonialamerica.com is not valid. to satisfy 15 word content: blah blah blah blah

  • Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles

  • By: Margaret George
  • Narrated by: Donada Peters
  • Length: 42 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 479
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 368
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 364

An exhaustively researched novel weaves both historical fact and plausible fiction in bringing the story of Mary Queen of Scots to life.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Well written, well read

  • By Robin on 12-01-09

heartbreaking

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

Reviewed: 03-24-17

I was riveted throughout, and even knowing the history of Mary Queen of Scots, I cried at the end

  • Wishing for a Highlander

  • Highland Wishes, Volume 1
  • By: Jessi Gage
  • Narrated by: Marian Hussey
  • Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,559
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,419
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,423

Single-and-pregnant museum worker Melanie voices an idle wish while examining a Scottish artifact, that a Highland warrior would sweep her off her feet and help her forget her cheating ex. The last thing she expects is for her wish to be granted. Magically transported to the middle of a clan skirmish in the 16th-century Highlands, she comes face to face with her kilted fantasy man.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • as a man, romance novels are a new interest to me.

  • By Dusty on 03-02-16

Definitely no Gabaldon.

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

Reviewed: 12-12-16

this book was ok, but since I have been spoiled by Diana Gabaldon's Outlander series, I couldn't help but be disappointed by the lack of depth.

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