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R. Dupree

Macon, GA USA
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  • The Lost Tudor Princess

  • The Life of Lady Margaret Douglas
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 20 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 189
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 172
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 173

From New York Times best-selling author and acclaimed historian Alison Weir comes the first biography of Mary Douglas, the beautiful, cunning niece of Henry VIII of England who used her sharp intelligence and covert power to influence the succession after the death of Elizabeth I.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting piece of history; but, Dull & Tedious.

  • By Kelly on 03-08-16

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 05-15-18

This book is so tediious - at times there was the reading of lists of items of clothing, material, or medicines that was sent to Lady Margaret. Very boring. The narration would not have been bad if the narrator did not try to imitate an old man's voice. I wish I did not waste a credit on this book.

  • A Little Life

  • A Novel
  • By: Hanya Yanagihara
  • Narrated by: Oliver Wyman
  • Length: 32 hrs and 51 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,793
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 9,100
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 9,107

When four classmates from a small Massachusetts college move to New York to make their way, they're broke, adrift, and buoyed only by their friendship and ambition. There is kind, handsome Willem, an aspiring actor; JB, a quick-witted, sometimes cruel Brooklyn-born painter seeking entry to the art world; Malcolm, a frustrated architect at a prominent firm; and withdrawn, brilliant, enigmatic Jude, who serves as their center of gravity.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • I had to call in SAD to work

  • By Angela on 10-17-15

Tedious

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

Reviewed: 08-18-16

What did you like best about A Little Life? What did you like least?

The story draws you in and makes you want to know what happens. However, it soon gets very tedious with the story going on an on about Jude's suffering and self hatred.

Do you think A Little Life needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

NO

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Isabella

  • The She-Wolf of France
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Lisette Lecat
  • Length: 21 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 257
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 150
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 153

Here is the first full-length biography of a much maligned but astonishingly colourful Queen of England. In Newgate Street, in the city of London, stand the meagre ruins of Christ Church. On the same site once stood a royal mausoleum set to rival Westminster Abbey in the 14th century. Among the many crowned heads buried there was Isabella of France, Edward II's queen - one of the most notorious femme fatales in history. But how did she acquire her evil reputation? And is it justified?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent

  • By Wallen on 12-29-08

Boring

Overall
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-20-08

I agree with some of the other reviewers, this book is quite dull. I too had read the author's other book "Innocent Traitor". This book was as different from "Innocent Traitor" as night is from day. I rarely stop listening to a book but this time it was so tedious that I had to stop listening long before the end.

2 of 5 people found this review helpful

  • Four Queens

  • The Provencal Sisters Who Ruled Europe
  • By: Nancy Goldstone
  • Narrated by: Josephine Bailey
  • Length: 11 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 216
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 103
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 104

Set against the backdrop of the turbulent 13th century, a time of chivalry and crusades, poetry, knights, and monarchs, comes the story of the four beautiful daughters of the count of Provence, whose brilliant marriages made them the queens of France, England, Germany, and Sicily.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Entertaining!

  • By Patricia S. on 05-29-07

Not Well Organized

Overall
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-30-08

This book did not seem very well organized and the story was not told in chronoligical order. It was as if someone was stringing together bits of histrorical facts from different sources. One chapter tells of the death of one of the women and in the next chapter it is related that she spent the Christmas season with the family in France. I give the narrator credit for for doing a good job with the material she had to work with. I don't know how I managed to listen to the entire book.

  • Endymion Spring

  • By: Matthew Skelton
  • Narrated by: Richard Easton
  • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 85
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 24
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 24

In the dead of night, a cloaked figure drags a heavy box through snow-covered streets. The chest, covered in images of mythical beasts, can be opened only when the fangs of its serpent's-head clasp taste blood.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Endymion Spring

  • By Jane on 03-29-07

Interesting book

Overall
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-21-08

I liked this book and the story is engaging, however it seems like it is geared to the younger listner as the main characters are children.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Thirteen Moons

  • A Novel
  • By: Charles Frazier
  • Narrated by: Will Patton
  • Length: 15 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,195
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 732
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 725

This magnificent novel by one of America's finest writers is the epic of one man's remarkable journey, set in 19th-century America against the background of a vanishing people and a rich way of life. At the age of 12, under the Wind moon, Will is given a horse, a key, and a map, and sent alone into the Indian Nation to run a trading post as a bound boy. It is during this time that he grows into a man, learning, as he does, of the raw power it takes to create a life, to find a home.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Extraordinary!

  • By Dick Galland on 10-30-06

A Well Told Story

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-07

Charles Frazier has a knack for telling a story. This fictional account of a period in our history that is not discussed in detail -- the period surrounding the removal of the Cherokee Nation from their homelands. Very interesting.

Will Patton is a wonderful narrator.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • A Rose for the Crown

  • By: Anne Easter Smith
  • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
  • Length: 25 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 320
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 245
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 242

In A Rose for the Crown, we meet one of history's alleged villains through the eyes of a captivating new heroine, the woman who was the mother of his illegitimate children, a woman who loved him for who he really was, no matter what the cost to herself.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Captivating

  • By Pamela on 07-05-07

Good!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-15-07

I really enjoyed this book. The attention to details made the characters come "alive". It was hard to stop listening to this book but at the same time I wanted to "draw" out the listening period so the book could be completely savored.

6 of 6 people found this review helpful

  • The Secret Supper

  • A Novel
  • By: Javier Sierra
  • Narrated by: Simon Jones
  • Length: 9 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 60

Milan, 1497: Leonardo is completing "The Last Supper". Pope Alexander VI is determined to execute him after realizing that the painting contains clues to a baffling and blasphemous message that he is driven to decode. The Holy Grail and the Eucharistic Bread are missing, there is no meat on the table, and the apostles, shockingly, are portraits of well-known heretics and none of them are depicted with halos. And why has the artist painted himself into the scene with his back turned toward Jesus?

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • It's a good read.. but not DaVinci Code 2

  • By Michelle on 04-13-06

Need to know Latin?

Overall
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 05-03-06

I thought the book was good overall. When it came time to finally reveal the secret of the last supper a word was revealed which I assume is latin. The dialog after the word was revealed did nothing to give the listener the meaning of the word. I was left very unsatisfied. I went back and re-listened to the word and ended up looking it up on google to find out what it meant. Once the secret was revealed, it was like the author couldn't end the story quick enough, so the ending felt rushed.

5 of 7 people found this review helpful