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Robin Dunster

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  • Lion in the Valley

  • The Amelia Peabody Series, Book 4
  • By: Elizabeth Peters
  • Narrated by: Barbara Rosenblat
  • Length: 12 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 92
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 86
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85

Amelia Peabody, archaeologist and woman extraordinaire, should have greeted the approaching excavation with transports of joy. Nothing in the world could compare with exploring the muddy, musty corridors of some bat-infested pyramid. And at Dahshoor, to which she was headed, there existed some particularly fine specimens.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE

  • By Robin Dunster on 31-07-14

A DELIGHTFUL LISTENING EXPERIENCE

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-14

Would you listen to Lion in the Valley again? Why?

The Amelia Peabody Series is always good for light entertainment and worth revisiting from time to time.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Lion in the Valley?

Exchanges between Peabody and her precocious offspring.

What does Barbara Rosenblat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

Barbara Rosenblat's narration is exceptional. She captures the characters with great humour and versatility.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

Victorian mystery laced with humour.

Any additional comments?

This was my first Peabody experience. Now I have gone back to Book 1 and am working my way through the series. A great way to share afternoons with a friend while drinking coffee !

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  • Lancaster and York

  • The Wars of the Roses
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 22 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 420
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 347
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 345

Lancater and York is a riveting account of the Wars of the Roses, from beloved historian Alison Weir. The war between the houses of Lancaster and York was characterised by treachery, deceit, and bloody battles. Alison Weir's lucid and gripping account focuses on the human side of history. At the centre of the book stands Henry VI, the pious king whose mental instability led to political chaos, and his wife Margaret of Anjou, who took up her arms in her husband's cause and battled in a violent man's world.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Incredible Events - Oddly Dull in Presentation

  • By Alison on 04-11-14

EXCEPTIONAL DETAIL

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 31-07-14

What made the experience of listening to Lancaster and York the most enjoyable?

This narrative is astonishing in its historic detail and requires great concentration or several hearings. I wish books like this had been around when I was studying the period!

Who was your favorite character and why?

The chronology of events meant that there is no particular emphasis on any one character.

Which character – as performed by Maggie Mash – was your favourite?

There is no 'performance' reading in this book.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

No

Any additional comments?

This review format is not appropriate for this particular book.