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    • The Weight of Ink

    • By: Rachel Kadish
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 23 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 758
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 706
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 700

    Set in the London of the 1660s and of the early 21st century, The Weight of Ink is the interwoven tale of two women of remarkable intellect: Ester Velasquez, an emigrant from Amsterdam who is permitted to scribe for a blind rabbi, just before the plague hits the city, and Helen Watt, an ailing historian with a love of Jewish history. As the novel opens, Helen has been summoned by a former student to view a cache of 17th-century Jewish documents newly discovered in his home during a renovation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating story, well written

    • By Suzanne Warshavsky on 07-20-17

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Winthrop Woman

    • By: Anya Seton
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 27 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 298
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 269
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 270

    In 1631 Elizabeth Winthrop, newly widowed with an infant daughter, set sail for the New World. Against a background of rigidity and conformity she dared to befriend Anne Hutchinson at the moment of her banishment from the Massachusetts Bay Colony; dared to challenge a determined army captain bent on the massacre of her friends, the Siwanoy Indians; and, above all, dared to love a man as her heart and her whole being commanded.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical Fiction that Aged Very Well

    • By Lulu on 11-26-14

    Regular price: $41.99

    • Matriarch

    • Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
    • By: Anne Edwards
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 931
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 932

    The life of Princess May of Teck is one of the great Cinderella stories in history. From a family of impoverished nobility, she was chosen by Queen Victoria as the bride for her eldest grandson, the scandalous Duke of Clarence, heir to the throne, who died mysteriously before their marriage. Despite this setback, she became queen, mother of two kings, grandmother of the current queen, and a lasting symbol of the majesty of the British throne.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wow! Did not want this to end!

    • By Susan Nall Sheehan on 07-16-17
    • Queen Mary and the House of Windsor
    • By: Anne Edwards
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 16 hrs and 35 mins
    • Release date: 04-18-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 1,022 ratings

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Royal Sisters

    • Queen Elizabeth II and Princess Margaret
    • By: Anne Edwards
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    In Royal Sisters, Anne Edwards, author of the best-selling Vivien Leigh: A Biography and Matriarch: Queen Mary and the House of Windsor, has written the first dual biography of Elizabeth, the princess who was to become Queen, and her younger sister, Margaret, who was to be her subject. From birth to maturity, they were the stuff of which dreams are made.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where's The Rest?

    • By Simone on 12-19-17

    Regular price: $31.49

    • The Victorian City

    • Everyday Life in Dickens' London
    • By: Judith Flanders
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 58
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45

    Judith Flanders, one of Britain's foremost social historians, explores the world portrayed so vividly in Dickens' novels, showing life on the streets of London in colorful, fascinating detail. From the moment Charles Dickens, the century's best-loved English novelist and London's greatest observer, arrived in the city in 1822, he obsessively walked its streets, recording its pleasures, curiosities, and cruelties.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • UNFORTUNATLY DISAPPOINTED, IS NOT INTERESTING

    • By Count B on 02-04-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • The Wicked Boy

    • The Mystery of a Victorian Child Murderer
    • By: Kate Summerscale
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 124
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 126

    Early in the morning of Monday, July 8, 1895, 13-year-old Robert Coombes and his 12-year-old brother, Nattie, set out from their small, yellow-brick terraced house in East London to watch a cricket match at Lord's. Their father had gone to sea the previous Friday, the boys told their neighbors, and their mother was visiting her family in Liverpool. Over the next 10 days, Robert and Nattie spent extravagantly, pawning their parents' valuables to fund trips to the theatre and the seaside. But as the sun beat down on the Coombes house, a strange smell began to emanate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Amazing True Story

    • By Lisa Belle on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $24.49

    • Daughter of Empire

    • My Life as a Mountbatten
    • By: Pamela Hicks
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 75

    Few families can boast of not one but two saints among their ancestors, a great-aunt who was the last tsarina of Russia, a father who was Grace Kelly's pinup, and a grandmother who was not only a princess but could also argue the finer points of naval law. Pamela Mountbatten entered a remarkable family when she was born at the very end of the Roaring Twenties.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully Impressive Narrative of Aristocracy

    • By Robert W Bruso on 08-31-17

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The British Empire

    • By: Stephen W. Sears
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 30 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    Here is the story of how the English acquired their vast domain; how they ruled, maintained, and exploited it; and how, within decades, they presided over its dissolution. Here are Britain's triumphs and also her stinging defeats, her heroes and her scoundrels. It is a full and fascinating chronicle of the growth of the British Empire and its people and of the impact that empire had on the rest of the world.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • British Empire

    • By Ian on 12-31-17

    Regular price: $38.49

    • Gertrude Bell

    • Queen of the Desert, Shaper of Nations
    • By: Georgina Howell
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 18 hrs and 47 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 27
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    She has been called the female Lawrence of Arabia, which, while not inaccurate, fails to give Gertrude Bell her due. She was at one time the most powerful woman in the British Empire: a nation builder, the driving force behind the creation of modern-day Iraq. Born in 1868 into a world of privilege, Bell turned her back on Victorian society, choosing to read history at Oxford and going on to become an archaeologist, spy, Arabist, linguist, author, poet, photographer, and legendary mountaineer.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • amazing woman, history, detail, writing narrator

    • By Amazon Customer on 02-15-18

    Regular price: $38.49

    • My Lady Viper

    • Tales From the Tudor Court, Book 1
    • By: E. Knight
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 15 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 52
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 53

    Lady Anne Seymour knows that her family hangs by a thread. If her sister-in-law Jane Seymour cannot give the King a son, she will be executed or set aside, and her family with her. Anne throws herself into the deadly and intoxicating intrigue of the Tudor court, determined to pay any price to see the new queen's marriage succeed and the Seymour family elevated to supreme power. But Anne's machinations will earn her a reputation as a viper, and she must decide if her family's rise is worth the loss of her own soul.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • So Disapointing

    • By Alexis on 08-06-14

    Regular price: $30.09

    • Charlotte Brontë

    • A Fiery Heart
    • By: Claire Harman
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Charlotte Brontë's life contained all the drama and tragedy of the great Gothic novels it inspired. Like Jane Eyre, she was raised motherless on remote Yorkshire moors and sent away to a brutally strict boarding school at a young age. Charlotte grew up and watched helplessly as, one by one, her five beloved siblings sickened and died; by the end of her short life, she was the only child of the Brontë clan remaining.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Clear-Eyed Bio of Literature's Most Elusive Figure

    • By wally on 09-02-16

    Regular price: $27.99

    • What the Duke Desires

    • The Duke's Men, Book 1
    • By: Sabrina Jeffries
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 367
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 328
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 325

    Maximilian Cale, the Duke of Lyons, long ago buried his grief for his missing elder brother, Peter. When a mysterious note arrives from Tristan Bonnaud asserting that the Duke's brother is alive, it leads Max straight to the winsome Lisette Bonnaud, illegitimate daughter of a viscount and Tristan's sister.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Romance, Mystery, and a Duke.

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 06-21-13

    Regular price: $20.72

    • I Wish I Could Say I Was Sorry

    • By: Susie Kelly
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 7 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
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      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Listeners will shed a tear at her losses and laugh at her predicaments in this sometimes hilarious, often heartbreaking, true story that gives a moving and often shocking insight in to the earlier life of the much-loved travel writer famed for her humor and her honesty. Susie recalls a 50s childhood in post-war London's every shade of gray and the splendors of Africa as, with her glamorous mother and father, Susie boards a ship bound for exotic, technicolor Kenya. Then in its final decade as a colony, Kenya was peopled with larger-than-life characters who had helped forge its identity.

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Border

    • A Journey to the Edge of Europe
    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5

    In this extraordinary work of narrative reportage, Kapka Kassabova returns to Bulgaria to explore the border it shares with Turkey and Greece. When she was a child, the border zone was rumored to be an easier crossing point into the West than the Berlin Wall, and it swarmed with soldiers and spies. On holidays in the "Red Riviera" on the Black Sea, she remembers playing on the beach only miles from a bristling electrified fence whose barbs pointed inward toward the enemy: the citizens of the totalitarian regime.

    • A Journey to the Edge of Europe
    • By: Kapka Kassabova
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 11 hrs and 45 mins
    • Release date: 09-05-17
    • 4.5 out of 5 stars 5 ratings

    Regular price: $27.99

    • The Highlander's Lady

    • The Stolen Bride Series, Book 3
    • By: Eliza Knight
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 313
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 314

    Laird Daniel Murray seeks adventure, battle, and freedom for his countrymen. Putting off his duties as laird - with a promise to his clan he'll return come spring - Daniel sets off with his men to fight alongside William Wallace and the Bruce. But soon he stumbles upon an enchanting lady in need. She tantalizes him with an offer he simply can't refuse and a desire he attempts to dismiss. Escaping near death at the treacherous hands of a nearby clan, Lady Myra must find the Bruce and relay the news of an enemy within his own camp.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The third is a charmer

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 05-17-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • Bloody Mary

    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 23 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 66

    Here is the tragic, stormy life of Mary Tudor, daughter of Henry VIII and Katherine of Aragon. Her story is a chronicle of courage and faith, betrayal and treachery - set amidst the splendor, pageantry, squalor, and intrigue of 16th-century Europe. The history of Mary Tudor is an improbable blend of triumph, humiliation, heartbreak, and devotion - and Ms. Erickson recounts it all against the turbulent background of European politics, war, and religious strife of the mid-1500s.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good history

    • By A. Barrios on 05-21-15

    Regular price: $34.94

    • The Highlander's Reward

    • The Stolen Bride Series, Book 1
    • By: Eliza Knight
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 8 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 811
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 727
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 733

    Lady Arbella de Mowbray abhors the idea of marrying an English noble occupying Scotland. When she arrives in Stirling, she is thrown into the midst of a full battle between the Scots and the English. Besieged by rebels, she is whisked from her horse by a Highland warrior who promises her safety. But when he kisses her she fears she's more in danger of losing herself.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • I love Highlanders too

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 04-29-13

    Regular price: $27.99

    • When the Rogue Returns

    • The Duke's Men, Book 2
    • By: Sabrina Jeffries
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 10 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 141
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 129
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 133

    It had been a decade since Victor Cale, first cousin to the Duke of Lyons, had seen his wife. After some royal jewelry went missing from the jeweler's shop where they worked, Isabel Mertens disappeared. When Victor gets word of a woman who fits his wife's description, he sets out to confront her. But he discovers that nothing is as it seems-and revenge is never as sweet as true love.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Refreshingly Different Storyline

    • By 🇺🇸🌸DARA on 02-22-14

    Regular price: $20.72

    • The King's Grave

    • The Discovery of Richard III's Lost Burial Place and the Clues It Holds
    • By: Philippa Langley, Michael Jones
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 9 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 56
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 57

    On 22 August 1485, Richard III was killed at Bosworth Field, the last king of England to die in battle. His victorious opponent, Henry Tudor (the future Henry VII), went on to found one of our most famous ruling dynasties. Richard's body was displayed in undignified fashion for two days in nearby Leicester and then hurriedly buried in the church of the Greyfriars. Fifty years later, at the time of the dissolution of the monasteries, the king's grave was lost - its contents believed to be emptied into the river Soar - and Richard III's reputation buried under a mound of Tudor propaganda.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The Black Sheep is Positive

    • By Michael D. Austin on 10-18-15

    Regular price: $27.99

    • One Hot Summer

    • Dickens, Darwin, Disraeli, and the Great Stink of 1858
    • By: Rosemary Ashton
    • Narrated by: Corrie James
    • Length: 12 hrs and 8 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 10

    While 1858 in London may have been noteworthy for its broiling summer months and the related stench of the sewage-filled Thames River, the year is otherwise little remembered. And yet, historian Rosemary Ashton reveals in this compelling microhistory, 1858 was marked by significant, if unrecognized, turning points. For ordinary people, and also for the rich, famous, and powerful, the months from May to August turned out to be a summer of consequence.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • More Dickens than history

    • By A. Taylor on 05-30-18

    Regular price: $31.49

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