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The Queen's Fool
    
    
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        Philippa Gregory
    
    


    
    
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        Bianca Amato
    
    


    
    Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    1,797 ratings
    Overall 4.5
  • The Queen's Fool

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,797
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,605
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,604

It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Pitch Perfect Narration With a Great Story

  • By Theodore on 05-09-12

Interminable

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

Reviewed: 05-13-17

This book wasn’t for you, but who do you think might enjoy it more?

I really don't know--

What was most disappointing about Philippa Gregory’s story?

One note story--Jewish girl in hiding in 16th century England. I understand her constant fear but Gregory doesn't have to highlight it constantly. It doesn't make the reader more fearful

Have you listened to any of Bianca Amato’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

Don't know

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment because I usually enjoy Gregory's books.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Nightingale

  • By: Kristin Hannah
  • Narrated by: Polly Stone
  • Length: 17 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 51,070
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 46,283
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 46,206

Audie Award, Fiction, 2016. From the number-one New York Times bestselling author comes Kristin Hannah’s next novel. It is an epic love story and family drama set at the dawn of World War II. She is the author of twenty-one novels. Her previous novels include Home Front, Night Road, Firefly Lane, Fly Away, and Winter Garden.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Heroic & Harrowing Work Of Fiction

  • By Sara on 08-21-15

just missing something

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

Reviewed: 07-02-16

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

just doesn't excite me--characters are a little to predictable, story a little too predictable. Compared to"All the Light You Cannot See" doesn't hold up

What could Kristin Hannah have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I dont know

What did you like about the performance? What did you dislike?

Performance was ok

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

Probably not

  • Early Warning

  • A Novel
  • By: Jane Smiley
  • Narrated by: Lorelei King
  • Length: 18 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 125
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 109
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 107

Early Warning opens in 1953 with the Langdon family at a crossroads. Their stalwart patriarch Walter, who with his wife Rosanna, sustained their farm for three decades, has suddenly died, leaving their five children, now adults, looking to the future. Only one will remain in Iowa to work the land, while the others scatter to Washington, D.C., California, and everywhere in between.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Oppressive & Miserable

  • By Sara on 05-03-15

Boring

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

Reviewed: 05-30-16

What disappointed you about Early Warning?

hard to follow without rereading first book in the series--don't recall relationships and no hints to who is who. Characters aren't interesting.

Would you ever listen to anything by Jane Smiley again?

Maybe--I really liked earlier books

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Night over Water

  • By: Ken Follett
  • Narrated by: Tom Casaletto
  • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,318
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,316

On a bright September morning in 1939, two days after Britain declares war on Germany, a group of privileged but desperate people gather in Southhampton to board the largest, most luxurious airliner ever built - the Pan American Clipper - bound for New York.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fun Listen

  • By Daniel McAfee on 07-11-08

boring

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

Reviewed: 01-01-15

What was most disappointing about Ken Follett’s story?

Characters are one dimensional and STUPID, action is predictable. Perhaps this was an very early work by Follett but it was a big disappointment.

Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Tom Casaletto?

Almost anyone.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Disappointment.

Faithful Place
    A Novel
    
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        Tana French
    
    


    
    
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        Tim Gerard Reynolds
    
    


    
    Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
    6,970 ratings
    Overall 4.2
  • Faithful Place

  • A Novel
  • By: Tana French
  • Narrated by: Tim Gerard Reynolds
  • Length: 16 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6,970
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,072
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 5,074

New York Times best-selling author Tana French has won the prestigious Edgar, Barry, Macavity, and Anthony awards. As her third novel featuring the Dublin Murder Squad opens, 19-year-old Frank Mackey is waiting in vain for Rosie, who he’s supposed to run away to London with. But when she doesn’t show, Frank leaves Dublin without her—thinking never to return.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-19-10

Unique murder mystery

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

Reviewed: 08-27-14

What did you love best about Faithful Place?

The interplay of Det Mackie's professional and personal life.

Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

Yes--you almost know from early in the story who is the murderer but how the story unfolds is exciting

Which scene was your favorite?

Holly and Seamus doing math problems and then discussing her "find".