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  • Jane Eyre

  • By: Charlotte Bronte
  • Narrated by: Thandie Newton
  • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1,151
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1,061
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1,060

Following Jane from her childhood as an orphan in Northern England through her experience as a governess at Thornfield Hall, Charlotte Brontë's Gothic classic is an early exploration of women's independence in the mid-19th century and the pervasive societal challenges women had to endure. At Thornfield, Jane meets the complex and mysterious Mr. Rochester, with whom she shares a complicated relationship that ultimately forces her to reconcile the conflicting passions of romantic love and religious piety.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A beautiful audiobook!!

  • By Philip on 13-02-17

wonderful

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

Reviewed: 14-03-19

truly wonderful novel. so glad to have been to access it through audible. pleasurable and entertaining.

  • A Brief History of Everyone Who Ever Lived

  • The Stories in Our Genes
  • By: Adam Rutherford
  • Narrated by: Adam Rutherford
  • Length: 12 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 393
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 356
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 353

This is a story about you. It is the history of who you are and how you came to be. It is unique to you, as it is for every one of the 100 billion modern humans who has ever drawn breath. But it is also our collective story, because in each of our genomes we carry the history of the whole of our species.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • The Exquisite story, of us.

  • By Wyn Ap Hefin on 30-10-16

wonderful insight and educational

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

Reviewed: 07-08-18

easy to listen to and follow. thoroughly enjoyed this book. highly recommend for everyone interested in genetics or human history.

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  • Henry VIII: King and Court

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Phyllida Nash
  • Length: 25 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 91
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 85
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84

This magnificent biography of Henry VIII is set against the cultural, social and political background of his court - the most spectacular court ever seen in England - and the splendour of his many sumptuous palaces. An entertaining narrative packed with colourful description and a wealth of anecdotal evidence, but also a comprehensive analytical study of the development of both monarch and court during a crucial period in English history.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Informative and absorbing biography

  • By Kirstine on 04-07-17

great insight to a favourite King<br />enjoyable.

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

Reviewed: 18-07-18

loved the insights given to my favourite person in history and a great King. thoroughly enjoyed the story & performance

  • Mary Queen of Scots

  • By: Antonia Fraser
  • Narrated by: Patricia Hodge
  • Length: 6 hrs and 39 mins
  • Abridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 90
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 73
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 72

More than 400 years after her death, Mary Queen of Scots remains one of the most romantic and controversial figures in British history. Antonia Fraser's classic biography of her won the James Tait Prize when it was first published in 1969. It became an international best-seller and was translated into nine languages.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Really really recommended

  • By Duncan on 10-12-09

wonderful facts and intriguing story

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

Reviewed: 13-03-18

Narrator was very easy to listen to and most enjoyable.
Well written. learned a lot and at same time was thoroughly entertained.
highly recommend.

  • The Life of Elizabeth I

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Davina Porter
  • Length: 23 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 152
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 135
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 133

The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Brilliant!

  • By Gemma Thomson on 29-12-15

great insight

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-02-18

loved the presentation and narrators tone. wonderful insight into queen bess. enjoyed listening to this nightly.

  • The Favored Queen

  • A Novel of Henry VIII's Third Wife
  • By: Carolly Erickson
  • Narrated by: Kate Reading
  • Length: 9 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 15
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 8
  • Story
    3.5 out of 5 stars 9

From the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Good book poor narration

  • By Lynsey on 08-05-15

great story. entertaining.

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

Reviewed: 17-01-18

Enjoyed this story and the twists put in it by the author's imagination.
The ending was very touching.