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    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,681
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,334
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,328

    Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Philippa back on track

    • By Bonnie-Ann on 11-26-11

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Thirteenth Tale

    • A Novel
    • By: Diane Setterfield
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Jill Tanner
    • Length: 15 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 8,506
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,118
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5,133

    All children mythologize their birth... So begins the prologue of reclusive author Vida Winter's beloved collection of stories, long famous for the mystery of the missing thirteenth tale. The enigmatic Winter has always kept her violent and tragic past a secret. Now old and ailing, she summons a biographer to tell the truth about her extraordinary life: Margaret Lea, a young woman for whom the secret of her own birth remains an ever-present pain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Amazing Story--2 missing chapters

    • By J. Elliott on 01-28-10

    Regular price: $39.93

    • 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 959
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867

    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

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Bitter Orange

    • By: Claire Fuller
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 28

    From the attic of Lyntons, a dilapidated English country mansion, Frances Jellico sees them - Cara first - dark and beautiful - then Peter - striking and serious. The couple is spending the summer of 1969 in the rooms below hers while Frances is researching the architecture in the surrounding gardens. But she's distracted. Beneath a floorboard in her bathroom, she finds a peephole that gives her access to her neighbors’ private lives. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • an odd book to review.....perfect title

    • By kurdis teed on 11-21-18

    Regular price: $19.95

    • The Labyrinth Index

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 13 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 202
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 189

    The arrival of vast, alien, inhuman intelligences reshaped the landscape for human affairs across the world, and the United Kingdom is no exception. Things have changed in Britain since the dread elder god Nyarlathotep ascended to the rank of prime minister. In America, a thousand-mile-wide storm system has blanketed the Midwest, and the president is nowhere to be found. The government has been infiltrated by the shadowy Black Chamber, and the Pentagon and NASA have been refocused on the problem of summoning Cthulhu.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great entertainment — funny and thoughtful

    • By William B Baker on 11-04-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,077
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,782
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772

    From the number-one New York Times best-selling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIII's sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIII's kingdom.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful

    • By I like to shop on 10-05-16

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Red Queen

    • A Novel
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 12 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,005
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,556
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,570

    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good book, unsympathetic heroine

    • By Karin on 09-12-10

    Regular price: $35.93

    • 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 1,655
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,489
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,484

    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
    • Dignified End of a Very Ambitious Series

    • By Pita on 09-12-14

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 15 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,899
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,683
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,671

    In The Kingmaker's Daughter, number one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes. The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker", the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • The story is starting to wear thin

    • By Dawn M. Irvin on 10-23-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The White Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,929
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,746
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,732

    The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" ( USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

    • By Lisa on 08-14-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Taming of the Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,931
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,770
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,759

    Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • You'd better like repetition

    • By A customer on 09-17-15

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Boleyn Inheritance

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
    • Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,656
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,510
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,508

    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book

    • By Theodore on 11-20-11

    Regular price: $28.30

    • The Queen's Fool

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 20 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,708
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,519

    It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Pitch Perfect Narration With a Great Story

    • By Theodore on 05-09-12

    Regular price: $37.75

    • Uneasy Lies the Crown: A Lady Emily Mystery

    • Lady Emily, Book 13
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 24

    The year is 1901, and the death of Britain’s longest-reigning monarch has sent the entire British Empire into mourning. But for Lady Emily and her dashing husband, Colin, the grieving is cut short as another death takes center stage. A body has been found in the Tower of London, posed to look like the murdered medieval king Henry VI. When a second dead man turns up in London's exclusive Berkeley Square, his mutilated remains staged to evoke the violent demise of Edward II, it becomes evident that the mastermind behind the crimes plans to strike again.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another important chapter in this series

    • By Mary Castillo, best selling mystery author on 12-12-18

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Innocent Traitor

    • A Novel of Lady Jane Grey
    • By: Alison Weir
    • Narrated by: Stina Nielsen, Davina Porter, Bianca Amato
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 2,061
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,253

    The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Lady Jane Grey is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game in which one false step means a certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her to withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than most expect.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superior listen!

    • By Jt on 03-05-07

    Regular price: $29.99

    • The Women of the Cousins' War

    • The Duchess, the Queen and the King's Mother
    • By: Philippa Gregory, David Baldwin, Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 9 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 286
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 288

    In her essay on Jacquetta, Philippa Gregory uses original documents, archaeology and histories of myth and witchcraft to create the first-ever biography of the young duchess who was to survive two reigns and two wars to become the first lady at two rival courts. David Baldwin, established author on the Wars of the Roses, tells the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the first commoner to marry a king of England for love, and Michael Jones, fellow of the Royal Historical Society, writes of Margaret Beaufort, the almost-unknown matriarch of the House of Tudor. The Women of the Cousins’ War will appeal to all.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great book

    • By Stacey Wallace on 11-14-11

    Regular price: $22.63

    • Cocktail Hour Under the Tree of Forgetfulness

    • By: Alexandra Fuller
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 7 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 533
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 473

    Alexandra Fuller won worldwide attention, popular acclaim, and critical accolades for her memoir of her childhood in Africa, Don’t Let’s Go to the Dogs Tonight. This engaging follow-up explores Fuller’s parents’ childhoods and charts the trajectories of their lives through all the British couple’s experiences in war-torn Africa. With the same sharply etched narrative that has earned the author such immense praise, Fuller expands on and offers new insights into her family’s remarkable trials and successes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great by both ear and eye

    • By Janet Tarasovic on 04-11-12

    Regular price: $20.99

    • Her Fearful Symmetry

    • A Novel
    • By: Audrey Niffenegger
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 13 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 464
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 474

    When Elspeth Noblin dies of cancer, she leaves her London apartment to her twin nieces, Julia and Valentina. These two American girls never met their English aunt; they only knew that their mother, too, was a twin, and Elspeth her sister. Julia and Valentina are semi-normal American teenagers - with seemingly little interest in college, finding jobs, or anything outside their cozy home in the suburbs of Chicago, and with an abnormally intense attachment to one another.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • What a waste

    • By Shel on 10-28-09

    Regular price: $31.93

    • Saturn's Children

    • By: Charles Stross
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 13 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 304
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 223
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 227

    In Saturn's Children, Freya is an obsolete android concubine in a society where humans haven't existed for hundreds of years. A rigid caste system keeps the Aristos, a vindictive group of humanoids, well in control of the lower, slave-chipped classes. So when Freya offends one particularly nasty Aristo, she's forced to take a dangerous courier job off-planet.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Pleasent, Complicated Space Opera - Very Enjoyable

    • By GH on 01-31-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Behind the Shattered Glass

    • A Lady Emily Mystery
    • By: Tasha Alexander
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 10 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 183
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 162
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 160

    Anglemore Park is the ancestral home of Lady Emily Hargreave's husband Colin. But the stately calm of country life is destroyed when their neighbor, the Marquess of Montagu, bursts through the French doors from the garden and falls down dead in front of the shocked gathering. But who has a motive for murdering the young aristocrat?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Romance, fantasy, and murder

    • By A READER on 02-12-15

    Regular price: $27.99

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