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Gig Harbor, WA, United States
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  • The Red Queen

  • A Novel
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,220
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,747
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,760

Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

  • By Karin on 09-12-10

Boring, Boring Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-13-10

I have previously really enjoyed Philippa Gregory's novels but this lead character was so boring and unhappy that I couldn't listen to her whine for more than 3 chapters. She was the mother of Henry Tudor and her life was right in the middle of the War of the Roses so I thought the period would be made interesting... wrong. I really cannot recommend this book.

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  • If I am Missing or Dead

  • A Sister's Story of Love, Murder, and Liberation
  • By: Janine Latus
  • Narrated by: Shelly Frasier
  • Length: 8 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62

In April 2002, Janine Latus' youngest sister, Amy, wrote a note and taped it to the inside of her desk drawer. "Today Ron Ball and I are romantically involved", it read, "but I fear I have placed myself at risk in a variety of ways. Based on his criminal past, writing this out just seems like the smart thing to do. If I am missing or dead this obviously has not protected me...."

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Spellbinding

  • By James Gordon on 07-04-07

Living in Denial

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-24-07

The book is very well written... But the author just talks about the problem (or rather her denial of the problem). I hoped that she would reveal her growth process from being a man addicted, weight obsessed, dress up barbie to the woman she eventually becomes. That would have been a far more interesting book. How did she finally "get a clue" and begin to value herself as a person? I went through many of the same situations... I know the process I had to go through and I wish I could have shared her process as she lived her way into a solution.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful