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    • Empress of the World

    • By: Sara Ryan
    • Narrated by: Lauren Davis
    • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 113
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      4 out of 5 stars 80
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 81

    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 Dowager Cixi

    • The Concubine Who Launched Modern China
    • By: Jung Chang
    • Narrated by: Jolene Kim
    • Length: 16 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 217
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      4 out of 5 stars 191
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 188

    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

    • 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
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 341
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 312
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      4 out of 5 stars 312

    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

    • Josephine

    • A Life of the Empress
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
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      4 out of 5 stars 13
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      4 out of 5 stars 12

    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

    • 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

    • 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

    • 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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