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  • The Last Tudor

  • Plantagenet and Tudor Novels, Book 13
  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,048
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 944
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 943

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king's half sister, Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block, where Jane transformed her father's greedy power grab into tragic martyrdom.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Best Tudor Book Yet by Phillippa Gregory

  • By L'abeille_alors on 09-23-17

It had me in tears, another great Philipa Gregory master piece

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

Reviewed: 10-25-17

Oh what a moving story. I wish the epilogue had included as to if Queen Elizabeth bothered Lady Mary again. God Bless the ladies of olde from Queen Elizabeth I's Court.

  • One Second After

  • By: William R. Forstchen
  • Narrated by: Joe Barrett
  • Length: 13 hrs and 17 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 18,927
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,889
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 15,914

Already cited on the floor of Congress and discussed in the corridors of the Pentagon as a book all Americans should read, One Second After is the story of a war scenario that could become all too terrifyingly real. Based upon a real weapon - the Electro Magnetic Pulse (EMP) - which may already be in the hands of our enemies, it is a truly realistic look at the awesome power of a weapon that can destroy the entire United States.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A Realistic Worst Nightmare

  • By Kurt Schwoppe on 03-02-17

So scary... what would I do

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

Reviewed: 08-23-17

I never knew that such a catastrophe could happen. I am so afraid now. I would probably be one of the first to die.

  • Devil's Bargain

  • Steve Bannon, Donald Trump, and the Nationalist Uprising
  • By: Joshua Green
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 8 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,555
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,374
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,365

From the reporter who was there at the very beginning comes the revealing inside story of the partnership between Steve Bannon and Donald Trump - the key to understanding the rise of the alt-right, the fall of Hillary Clinton, and the hidden forces that drove the greatest upset in American political history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Just When You Thought You Knew It All

  • By Amazon Customer on 07-22-17

Very informative and interesting

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

Reviewed: 08-15-17

Very much worth the read. Definitely a back room view on the road to the Whitehouse.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Son of a Grifter

  • The Twisted Tale of Sante and Kenny Kimes, the Most Notorious Con Artists in America: A Memoir by the Other Son
  • By: Kent Walker, Mark Schone
  • Narrated by: John Glouchevitch
  • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

In 1988 a troubled young man and his flamboyant mother were arrested for murdering a wealthy widow in her New York City mansion. Suddenly America was transfixed by a pair of real-life film noir characters. The media couldn't get enough of the twisted relationship between Sante Kimes and her 23-year-old son Kenny. But the most chilling story of all was never told - until now. Kent Walker, Sante's elder son, reveals how he survived 40 years of "the Dragon Lady's" very special brand of motherly love and still managed to get away.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • CON PEOPLE AT THEIR WORST!

  • By jaye on 07-03-17

It's amazing how much my childhood has in common

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

Reviewed: 07-26-17

Interesting but sometimes hard to believe that Kent was eating out of trash cans for weeks and nobody at school could tell that he was homeless. Then his mother would show up in a house after abandoning him. Why didn't he just sleep there. It is awesome that Kent survived to live an ordinary life.

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Matriarch

  • Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
  • By: Anne Edwards
  • Narrated by: Corrie James
  • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,439
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,311
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,312

The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Interesting, informative, and insightful

  • By Dr. Lance Moore on 06-08-17

Boring to the nth degree

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

Reviewed: 07-18-17

My gosh, the woman is just regurgitating facts and dates. Very little if any storyline.

4 of 15 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 321
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 246
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 243

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

Fiddle Faddle! Ruined it for me

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

Reviewed: 06-30-17

Why have a character constantly say "fiddle faddle?" So obnoxious and it took away from my ability to submerge myself into the history and the story. What a shame.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • The Children of Henry VIII

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
  • Length: 15 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 627
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 561
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 560

New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Brings History to Life

  • By S. Jones on 01-14-13

Loved the story!

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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: 06-14-17

I learned so much with this book. The characters came to life. Additional details about facts that I already knew was learned. I recommend this material.

  • A Dangerous Inheritance

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 190
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 166
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 169

Historian and New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is acclaimed for her absorbing works about the infamous House of York and House of Tudor lines. In A Dangerous Inheritance, Weir uses her wealth of knowledge to craft a compelling novel about two women, living 70 years apart, who are linked through the mysterious disappearance of King Richard III's nephews, Edward V and Richard of Shrewsbury - also known as the Princes in the Tower.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not Weir's Best

  • By Joshua on 01-08-13

Nice story but interludes are many!

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

Reviewed: 05-24-17

The interludes (too many) drove me batty. Good story overall. I would recommend this read.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • 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

Very interesting in carrying on the royal blood line

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

Reviewed: 05-03-17

Amazing that Lady Margaret of Lennox is not a more prominent woman known to us like Elizabeth I and Mary Queen of Scots.

  • The King's Curse

  • By: Philippa Gregory
  • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
  • Length: 24 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,705
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,531
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,524

Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A DISAPPOINTING ENDING TO AN GOOD SERIES

  • By The Louligan on 09-14-14

A step back into 14th Century

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

Reviewed: 04-20-17

An excellent version of the real characters. I could many times feel as a bird on a branch watching these historic times play out. Job well done!

1 of 1 people found this review helpful