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    • Queen Victoria's Granddaughters: 1860-1918

    • By: Christina Croft
    • Narrated by: Fleur Edwards
    • Length: 13 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 43
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 39
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 40

    On 6 July 1868, when told of the birth of her seventh granddaughter, Queen Victoria remarked that the news was "a very uninteresting thing for it seems to me to go on like the rabbits in Windsor Park". Her apathy was understandable - this was her 14th grandchild, and, though she had given birth to nine children, she had never been fond of babies, viewing them as "frog-like and rather disgusting...particularly when undressed".

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute!

    • By Nancy Shaw Cumberledge on 07-05-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues

    • The Quill Collective, Book 2
    • By: Joana Starnes, Amy D'Orazio, J. Marie Croft, and others
    • Narrated by: Andre Refig
    • Length: 14 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Jane Austen's masterpieces are littered with unsuitable gentlemen - Willoughby, Wickham, Churchill, Crawford, Tilney, Elliot, et al. - adding color and depth to her plots but often barely sketched. Have you never wondered about the pasts of her rakes, rattles, and gentlemen rogues? How did they become the men Jane Austen created? In this romance anthology, 11 Austenesque authors expose the histories of Austen's anti-heroes. Dangerous to Know: Jane Austen's Rakes & Gentlemen Rogues is a titillating collection of Georgian era short stories.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Not to be missed . . .

    • By Cecily Wolfe on 05-02-18

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Innocence of Kaiser Wilhelm II

    • And the First World War
    • By: Christina Croft
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 9 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    Almost a century after the signing of the Treaty of Versailles, Kaiser Wilhelm II is still viewed as either a warmonger or a madman, as the hundred-year-old propaganda posters remain fixed in the general consciousness. Was he, though, truly responsible for the catastrophe of the First World War, or was he in fact a convenient scapegoat, blamed for a conflict which he desperately tried to avoid?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very readable, just not believable

    • By Laurence P. Yarosh on 08-08-17

    Regular price: $19.95

    • Shattered Crowns: The Scapegoats

    • By: Christina Croft
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 11 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3

    On 28th June 1914, Archduke Franz Ferdinand and his morganatic wife, Sophie Chotek, were shot dead in broad daylight on a crowded street in Sarajevo. The murder of a relatively unknown archduke in a remote Bosnian city might well have been quickly forgotten were it not for the fact that this seemingly minor event ignited a spark that would explode into one of the bloodiest conflicts in history. Within four years, over sixteen million people from one hundred countries would lie dead on the battlefields.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shattered Crowns: The Betrayal

    • Shattered Crowns Trilogy, Book 3
    • By: Christina Croft
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 11 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2

    Spring 1917 - the war has been raging for over two and a half years, and neither the Central Powers (Germany, Austria-Hungary, and Turkey) nor the Entente (Britain, France, Russia, and Italy) are any closer to a decisive victory. In Russia, the Revolution and enforced abdication of the Tsar has left the country in the shaky hands of the Provisional Government, but as the Bolsheviks begin to seize power, it is clear that behind the scenes, something rather sinister is occurring.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Shattered Crowns: The Sacrifice

    • By: Christina Croft
    • Narrated by: Jack Wynters
    • Length: 10 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    In the summer of 1914, the capitals of Europe erupt in a patriotic frenzy as peoples on all sides, roused by the press, rejoice at the outbreak of the "war to end wars". The rejoicing soon turns to disillusionment as the full horrors of the bloodiest conflict the world has ever seen become apparent. For the Emperors of Germany, Austria-Hungary and Russia comes the growing awareness that this war, which they sought desperately to avoid, is not being fought for territory or honor, but rather to destroy the old world order and to replace their autocracies with secular ideologies and international economic control.

    Regular price: $24.95