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  • Elizabeth I and Her Circle

  • By: Susan Doran
  • Narrated by: Joanna Daniel
  • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 25
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 23

This is the story of Elizabeth I's inner circle and the crucial human relationships which lay at the heart of her personal and political life. Using a wide range of original sources - including private letters, portraits, verse, drama, and state papers - Susan Doran provides a vivid and often dramatic account of political life in Elizabethan England and the queen at its center.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Good book - Boring narrator

  • By Mary-Anne on 17-09-15

Dull and Unengaging

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
1 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 22-05-17

This book takes a thematic approach to Elizabeth, but this leads to it jumping around and not covering many of the pertinent issues and events. As a history teacher myself I understand the need to present information in an interesting way, but, sadly, this falls well short of the mark. The relationships between Elizabeth and her court do not seem interesting enough to me to base a whole narrative around and it doesn't give the fascinating insight promised in the blurb.

  • The Urban Monk

  • Eastern Wisdom and Modern Hacks to Stop Time and Find Success, Happiness, and Peace
  • By: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Narrated by: Pedram Shojai OMD
  • Length: 8 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 88
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 87

The Urban Monk, a New York Times best seller, reveals the secrets to finding an open heart, sharp mind, and grounded sense of well-being, even in the most demanding circumstances. Shojai's no-nonsense life mastery program brings together clear tools and exercises that can elevate your existence.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • one of the best

  • By Andy Lawrence on 21-07-16

A-maze-ing

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

Reviewed: 15-07-16

What a great book - full of amazing suggestions for reconnecting with nature and those around you. I will be listening this again, and also buying the book.

5 of 5 people found this review helpful