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  • Henry VIII and the Men Who Made Him

  • The Secret History Behind the Tudor Throne
  • By: Tracy Borman
  • Narrated by: Julie Teal
  • Length: 17 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 21

Henry's relationships with the men who surrounded him reveal much about his beliefs, behaviour and character. They show him to be capable of fierce but seldom abiding loyalty, of raising men only to destroy them later. He loved to be attended and entertained by boisterous young men who shared his passion for sport, but at other times he was more diverted by men of intellect, culture and wit.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great book

  • By james dixon on 01-02-19

Great book

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Reviewed: 01-02-19

The best book on henry yet loved it could not put it down learned a lot from it

3 of 3 people found this review helpful

  • The Grandmaster

  • Magnus Carlsen and the Match That Made Chess Great Again
  • By: Brin-Jonathan Butler
  • Narrated by: Jacques Roy
  • Length: 5 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 4
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 4

The first week of November 2016, as a crowd of people swarmed outside of Manhattan’s Trump Tower to rail against the election of Donald Trump, hundreds more descended on the city’s South Street Seaport. But they weren’t there to protest. They were there to watch the World Chess Championship between Norway's Magnus Carlsen and Russia's Sergey Karjakin - what by the time it was over would be front-page news and thought by many the greatest finish in chess history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really good chess book.. great read..

  • By Larry Reacher on 19-02-19

Chess in a nutshell

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Reviewed: 25-11-18

I loved the stories about. the past masters and the battle of the Carlsen match

  • Coventry

  • Thursday, 14 November 1940
  • By: Frederick Taylor
  • Narrated by: Leighton Pugh
  • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

On the 75th anniversary of the Coventry bombing, acclaimed historian Frederick Taylor brilliantly details this momentous act and analyzes its impact on World War II and the moral quandaries it still engenders about the nature of warfare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Sad

  • By james dixon on 10-09-18

Sad

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Reviewed: 10-09-18

If you want to know about the Coventry bombing buy this download. Great information on Coventry

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Living the Field

  • Tapping into the Secret Force of the Universe
  • By: Lynne McTaggart
  • Narrated by: Lynne McTaggart
  • Length: 6 hrs and 2 mins
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 34
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 35

The cutting edge of quantum physics is not just found in a laboratory or university - now, you can live each day on the frontiers of science. Lynne McTaggart's revolutionary book The Field captivated readers around the world with its exploration of the unseen dimension where science meets spirit. But that was only the beginning. With Living The Field, this pioneering investigator presents a full-length audio workshop about using the scientific discoveries of the quantum age to supercharge your life, health, and consciousness.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Disappointed

  • By MINDWELLER on 25-06-15

Loved it

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Reviewed: 08-09-18

Makes you think worth the listen would recommend to a friend and will listen a few more times

  • Flowers for Algernon

  • By: Daniel Keyes
  • Narrated by: Adam Sims
  • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 454
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    5 out of 5 stars 416
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 417

Charlie Gordon, a floor sweeper born with an unusually low IQ, has been chosen as the perfect subject for an experimental surgery that doctors hope will increase his intelligence - a procedure that has been highly successful when tested on a lab mouse named Algernon. All Charlie wants is to be smart and have friends, but the treatment turns him into a genius. Then Algernon begins to fade. What will become of Charlie? Read by Adam Sims.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • He may forget himself but you never will

  • By Kaggy on 05-09-17

A must

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Reviewed: 03-09-18

One of the best books I have read just could not put it down please make sure you buy wow

  • Blackwater: The Complete Saga

  • By: Michael McDowell
  • Narrated by: Matt Godfrey
  • Length: 30 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 148
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 135

Blackwater is the saga of a small town, Perdido, Alabama, and Elinor Dammert, the stranger who arrives there under mysterious circumstances on Easter Sunday, 1919. On the surface, Elinor is gracious, charming, anxious to belong in Perdido, and eager to marry Oscar Caskey, the eldest son of Perdido's first family. But her beautiful exterior hides a shocking secret. Beneath the waters of the Perdido River, she turns into something terrifying, a creature whispered about in stories that have chilled the residents of Perdido for generations.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Exceptional!!

  • By Paul McLernon on 28-02-18

Great

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Reviewed: 26-05-18

What a book one of the best could not put it down wow loved it

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Gift of Time

  • By: Jerry Merritt
  • Narrated by: Christopher Lane
  • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,699
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,612
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,607

When Micajah Fenton discovers a crater in his front yard with a broken time glider in the bottom and a naked, virtual woman on his lawn, he delays his plans to kill himself. While helping repair the marooned time traveler's glider, Cager realizes it can return him to his past to correct a mistake that had haunted him his entire life. As payment for his help, the virtual creature living in the circuitry of the marooned glider, sends Cager back in time as his 10-year-old self.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • OMG the best book EVER!!!

  • By Teri on 15-01-18

Wow

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Reviewed: 08-05-18

Please buy this book you won’t put it down just great loved every page what a story

  • Goddess

  • The Secret Lives of Marilyn Monroe
  • By: Anthony Summers
  • Narrated by: Donna Postel
  • Length: 19 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 22

Marilyn Monroe, born to deprivation and a series of foster homes, became an acting legend of the 20th century. She married famous men, Joe DiMaggio and playwright Arthur Miller, and her many lovers included President John F. Kennedy. Her death, at 36, is a mystery that remains unsolved to this day. Anthony Summers interviewed 600 people for this book, which reveals unknown truths, some funny, some very sad, about this brilliant but troubled woman. First to gain access to the files of Monroe's last psychiatrist, he throws light on Monroe's troubled psyche.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great

  • By james dixon on 03-05-18

great

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Reviewed: 03-05-18

i loveed it and learnt a lot about the truth and background of her death what a read could not put it down

1 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • Our Haunted Planet

  • By: John Keel
  • Narrated by: Michael Hacker
  • Length: 8 hrs and 49 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 57
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
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    4 out of 5 stars 50

In the classic Our Haunted Planet, John A. Keel brings into chilling focus strange truths about the Earth and its mysterious inhabitants. Could an unseen, prehuman race have taken careful measures to remain hidden from surface dwellers? Are they still watching us from their secret hiding places, manipulating and misleading us, using us for their own entertainment, and controlling our actions?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • For lovers of the Unknown. . .!

  • By SaxonSpirit56 on 31-08-15

Very good

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Reviewed: 03-04-18

A lot of food for thought I will listen again it’s that sort of book

  • Unanswered Cries

  • A True Story of Friends, Neighbors, and Murder in a Small Town
  • By: Thomas French
  • Narrated by: Mikael Naramore
  • Length: 13 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 13
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 11
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 11

On a warm Florida evening, Karen Gregory saw a familiar face at her door. What the beautiful young woman could not know was that she was staring into the eyes of her killer - a savage monster who would rape her, stab her to death, and leave her battered body on the floor outside the bedroom. Detectives frantically sifting through the evidence were tormented by one disturbing question after another....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Gripping

  • By james dixon on 05-01-18

Gripping

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Reviewed: 05-01-18

Just a great read could not put it down loved it took it everywhere I went

3 of 3 people found this review helpful