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  • The Mistresses of Cliveden

  • Three Centuries of Scandal, Power, and Intrigue in an English Stately Home
  • By: Natalie Livingstone
  • Narrated by: Elizabeth Knowelden
  • Length: 17 hrs and 8 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 121
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 106

Overlooking the Thames, the Cliveden mansion is flanked by two wings and surrounded by lavish gardens. Throughout its storied history, Cliveden has been a setting for misbehavior, intrigue, and passion - from its salacious, deadly beginnings in the 17th century to the 1960s Profumo affair, the sex scandal that toppled the British government. Now, in this immersive chronicle, the manor's current mistress, Natalie Livingstone, opens the doors to this prominent house and lets the walls do the talking.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
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  • By Galina M. on 11-14-16

Love!

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

Reviewed: 08-20-16

great narrative, interesting history woven into an easy listening story. recommend if you love history!

8 of 9 people found this review helpful

  • The Rival Queens

  • Catherine de' Medici, Her Daughter Marguerite de Valois, and the Betrayal That Ignited a Kingdom
  • By: Nancy Goldstone
  • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
  • Length: 16 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 564
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 519

Catherine de' Medici was a ruthless pragmatist and powerbroker who dominated the throne for 30 years. Her youngest daughter, Marguerite, the glamorous "Queen Margot," was a passionate free spirit, the only adversary whom her mother could neither intimidate nor control.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Definitely not a dull bio!

  • By Nella on 07-04-15

Characters come alive!!

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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: 08-18-16

Amazing narration, fabulous history turned into a fascinating story! recommend to anyone who loves history