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    • Empress Wu Zetian

    • The Legendary Women of World History, Book 5
    • By: Laurel A. Rockefeller
    • Narrated by: Richard Mann
    • Length: 1 hr and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Travel back in time over 1,000 years and meet the first and only female emperor of China. Born Wu Zhao and given the reign title "Zetian" just weeks before her death in AD 705, she was the unwanted daughter of Chancellor Wu Shihuo - too bright, too educated, and too politically focused to make a good wife according to contemporary interpretations of the Analects of Confucius. Explore the life of Empress Wu and discover why the world is a vastly different place because she dared what no woman in China before or since ever dreamed of.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply amazing

    • By J. Lee on 10-27-18

    Regular price: $6.95

    • Empress Dowager Cixi

    • The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
    • By: Jung Chang
    • Narrated by: Jolene Kim
    • Length: 16 hrs and 34 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 203

    At the age of 16, in a nationwide selection for royal consorts, Cixi was chosen as one of the emperor's numerous concubines. When he died in 1861, their five-year-old son succeeded to the throne. Cixi at once launched a palace coup against the regents appointed by her husband and made herself the real ruler of China - behind the throne, literally, with a silk screen separating her from her officials who were all male.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Very Important if flawed history of a leader

    • By Heidi on 01-09-14

    Regular price: $35.00

    • Empress of the World

    • By: Sara Ryan
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Battle Hall Davies is a beautiful blonde dancer, and everything Nic Lancaster isn't. The two become friends-and then, startlingly, more than friends. What do you do when you think you're attracted to guys, and then you meet a girl who steals your heart?

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Story: Promising, Characters: Lacking

    • By Tony on 11-28-10

    Regular price: $9.95

    • Empress

    • The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
    • By: Ruby Lal
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In 1611, 34-year-old Nur Jahan, daughter of a Persian noble and widow of a subversive official, became the 20th and favorite wife of Emperor Jahangir, who ruled the vast Mughal Empire. Nur's confident assertion of talent and power is revelatory; it far exceeded the authority of her female contemporaries in Renaissance Europe, including Elizabeth I. Here, she finally receives her due in a deeply researched and evocative biography that awakens us to a fascinating history.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Fascinating Life

    • By Katie Brookins on 09-14-18
    • The Astonishing Reign of Nur Jahan
    • By: Ruby Lal
    • Narrated by: Suzanne Toren
    • Length: 8 hrs and 58 mins
    • Release date: 08-28-18
    • 3.5 out of 5 stars 8 ratings

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Elizabeth I, Empress of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 13 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Elizabeth Petrovna was the Empress of Russia from 1741 until her death. She led the country during the War of Austrian Succession (1740-48) and the Seven Years' War (1756-63), left her mark on the service of nobility, the establishment of the Univeresidy of Moscow and the Imperial Academy of Arts; she remains one of the most popular Russian monarchs due to her strong opposition to Prussian policies and her decision not to execute a single person during her reign.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Josephine

    • A Life of the Empress
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • A little long winded and not so interesting......

    • By Andrews on 08-01-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Daughters of the Sun

    • Empresses, Queens and Begums of the Mughal Empire
    • By: Ira Mukhoty
    • Narrated by: Shernaz Patel
    • Length: 13 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
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     In 1526, when the nomadic Timurid warrior-scholar Babur rode into Hindustan, his wives, sisters, daughters, aunts and distant female relatives travelled with him. These women would help establish a dynasty and empire that would rule India for the next 200 years and become a byword for opulence and grandeur. In Daughters of the Sun, we meet remarkable characters like Khanzada Begum who, at 65, rode on horseback through 750 kilometres of icy passes and unforgiving terrain to parley on behalf of her nephew, Humayun....

    Regular price: $24.96

    • Catherine II, Empress of Russia

    • Russian History
    • By: James Gardner
    • Narrated by: Katie Haigh
    • Length: 21 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Catherine the Great was Empress of Russia from 1762 until 1796, the country's longest-ruling female leader. She came to power following a coup d'état when her husband, Peter III, was assassinated. Under her reign, Russia was revitalised; it grew larger and stronger, and was recognised as one of the great powers of Europe. Discover the life and struggles of one of the most influential rulers through this precise, clear and thorough presentation.

    Regular price: $2.17

    • Great Catherine

    • The Life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Prize-winning historian and biographer, Carolly Erickson has created an eminently readable biography that recognizes the humanity of Great Catherine—Empress of Russia—with her majesty and immense capability. Dispelling some of the myths surrounding her voracious sexual appetite, the biographer portrays Catherine as a lonely woman far ahead of her time—achieving greatness in an era when women were executed on a husband’s whim.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • What a woman. Sad to reach the end. Well read.

    • By Cheryl on 04-01-13

    Regular price: $31.49

    • This Is Audible, January 1, 2013

    • By: Kim Alexander
    • Length: 54 mins
    • Original Recording
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    Happy New Year! It’s the start of another exciting year of audio production and we are looking forward to titles from the best and bestselling authors in the world. Who will be this year’s E. L. James? Who will walk off with the Audie Awards book and narrator of the year? Stay tuned! Today we’ll chat with Michelle Moran, who places her romantic fiction firmly in the well-researched periods she loves to visit – from ancient Egypt to her latest, set in the court of Napoleon, called The Second Empress.

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