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  • Earthly Joys

  • Tradescant Novels, Book 1
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 17 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 86
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 79

John Tradescant’s fame and skill as a gardener are unsurpassed in 17th-century England, but it is his clear-sighted honesty and loyalty that make him an invaluable servant. As an informal confidant of Sir Robert Cecil, adviser to King James I, he witnesses the making of history, from the Gunpowder Plot to the accession of King Charles I and the growing animosity between Parliament and court.  

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Not Gregory s best

  • By david schaben on 08-20-18

Fantastique

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

Reviewed: 09-03-18

The development of the main character was slow and deliberate. Loved the human nature of all of the characters. The honesty that love and nature are so complex and defy definition.

2 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • Gardens of Water

  • A Novel
  • By: Alan Drew
  • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall
  • Length: 11 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 32
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 16
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 16

In a small town outside Istanbul, Sinan Basioglu, a devout Muslim, and his wife, Nilufer, are preparing for their nine-year-old son's coming-of-age ceremony. Their headstrong 15-year-old daughter, Irem, resents the attention her brother, Ismail, receives from their parents. For her, there was no such festive observance - only the wrapping of her head in a dark scarf and strict rules that keep her hidden away from boys and her friends.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Save it for the Book Clubs

  • By Ari on 09-03-10

Heart Wrenching

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

Reviewed: 10-27-15

Very "today" with heart wrenching dialogue. Reader excellent enabling the reader to truly feel the moments.