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    • Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All

    • by M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson
    • By: Jennifer Donnelly, M. T. Anderson, Stephanie Hemphill, and others
    • Narrated by: Heather Wilds, Ann Marie Lee, full cast
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    He was King Henry VIII, a charismatic and extravagant ruler obsessed with producing a male heir to secure his royal line. She was Katherine of Aragon, princess of Spain, whom Henry would divorce when she failed to bear a son. Then there was Anne Boleyn, mother to the future Queen Elizabeth I, who was accused of treason and beheaded. And then came Jane Seymour, who died only two weeks after giving birth to a much coveted son, and Anna of Cleves, whose appearance so displeased Henry that he annuled their marriage after a mere six months.

    Regular price: $38.50

    • The Great Trouble

    • A Mystery of London, the Blue Death, and a Boy Called Eel
    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: Matthew Frow, Kimberly Farr
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 39
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      4 out of 5 stars 31
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      4 out of 5 stars 34

    Eel has troubles of his own: As an orphan and a "mudlark", he spends his days in the filthy River Thames, searching for bits of things to sell. He's being hunted by Fisheye Bill Tyler, and a nastier man never walked the streets of London. And he's got a secret that costs him four precious shillings a week to keep safe. But even for Eel, things aren't so bad until that fateful August day in 1854 - the day the Great Trouble begins. Mr. Griggs, the tailor, is the first to get sick, and soon it's clear that the deadly cholera - the "blue death" - has come to Broad Street.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Very difficult to listen to

    • By NewHighScore on 01-24-17

    Regular price: $25.20

    • Who Was Charles Darwin?

    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: Kevin Pariseau
    • Length: 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 37
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 16
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      4 out of 5 stars 16

    As a young boy, Charles Darwin hated school and was often scolded forconducting "useless" experiments. Yet his passion for the natural world was so strong that he suffered through terrible seasickness during his five-year voyage aboard The Beagle. Darwin collected new creatures from the coasts of Africa, South America, and the Galapagos Islands, and expanded his groundbreaking ideas that would change people's understanding of the natural world.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A fun listen

    • By steve on 04-05-11

    Regular price: $2.07

    • Titanic: Voices From the Disaster

    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: Mark Bramhall, Peter Altschuler
    • Length: 4 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 46
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 43

    Scheduled to coincide with the 100th anniversary of the tragic sinking of the Titanic, a topic that continues to haunt and thrill listeners to this day, this audiobook by critically acclaimed author Deborah Hopkinson weaves together the voices and stories of real Titanic survivors and witnesses to the disaster - from the stewardess Violet Jessop to Captain Arthur Rostron of the Carpatia, who came to the rescue of the sinking ship. Packed with heart-stopping action, devastating drama, and more.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • different... decent...

    • By john on 05-16-16

    Regular price: $21.00

    • Courage & Defiance

    • Stories of Spies, Saboteurs, and Survivors in World War II Denmark
    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: David de Vries, Deborah Hopkinson
    • Length: 6 hrs and 4 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 11

    Award-winning author Deborah Hopkinson traces the stories of the heroic young men and women who would not stand by as their country was occupied. Rather, they fought back. Some were spies passing tactical information to the British; some were saboteurs who aimed to hamper and impede Nazi operations in Denmark; and 95 percent of the Jewish population of Denmark were survivors, rescued by their fellow countrymen who had the courage and conscience that drove them to act.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting, but

    • By Pam Sullivan on 04-04-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Bandit's Tale: The Muddled Misadventures of a Pickpocket

    • By: Deborah Hopkinson
    • Narrated by: P. J. Ochlan
    • Length: 7 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4
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      5 out of 5 stars 4

    Eleven-year-old Rocco is an Italian immigrant who finds himself alone in New York City after he's sold to a padrone by his poverty-stricken parents. While working as a street musician, he meets the boys of the infamous Bandits' Roost, who teach him the art of pickpocketing. Rocco embraces his new life of crime - he's good at it, and it's more lucrative than banging a triangle on the street corner. But when he meets Meddlin' Mary, a stronghearted Irish girl who's determined to help the horses of New York City, things begin to change.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Two thumbs up - Historical Fiction

    • By Leslie on 09-03-16

    Regular price: $28.00