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Miriam Maughan

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  • Tombland

  • The Shardlake Series, Book 7
  • By: C. J. Sansom
  • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
  • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 628
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 574
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 566

The nominal king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector’s prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Shardlake again entangled in Tudor history

  • By Mr. S. Wallace-jones on 28-10-18

Fascinating insight into an episode of history

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 26-01-19

I had never heard of Ketts rebellion. Seeing the events through shardlakes eyes is brilliant.

  • The Last Girl

  • My Story of Captivity and My Fight Against the Islamic State
  • By: Nadia Murad, Jenna Krajeski, Amal Clooney - foreword
  • Narrated by: Ilyana Kadushin
  • Length: 12 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 58

The remarkable and courageous story of Nadia Murad, a 23-year-old Yazidi woman who is working with Amal Clooney to challenge the world to fight ISIS on behalf on her people. With a foreword by Amal Clooney. A Nobel Peace Prize nominee, the first Goodwill Ambassador for the Dignity of Survivors of Human Trafficking of the United Nations and winner of the Vaclav Havel Human Rights Prize, Nadia Murad is a courageous young woman who has endured unimaginable tragedy. But she has fought back.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • heartbreaking and important.

  • By amotherandstudent on 23-11-17

An outstanding, devastating, important story

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 16-02-18

The genocide of the Yasidis by ISIS and the sexual slavery of the young women. Told from the inside by a brave survivor

  • To Rule the Waves

  • How the British Navy Changed the Modern World
  • By: Arthur Herman
  • Narrated by: John Curless
  • Length: 29 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 121
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 121

To Rule the Waves tells the extraordinary story of how the British Royal Navy allowed one nation to rise to a level of power unprecedented in history. From the navy's beginnings under Henry VIII to the age of computer warfare and special ops, historian Arthur Herman tells the spellbinding tale of great battles at sea, heroic sailors, violent conflict, and personal tragedy - of the way one mighty institution forged a nation, an empire, and a new world.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • excellent book, well read.

  • By Michael Davison on 26-10-17

Fabulous book telling a fascinating story

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 19-03-17

Tracing the development of the navy from Tudor privateers to the falklands war this unusual perspective on world history kept me fascinated. Wonderful detail and biographical sketches brings many extraordinary characters to life. I loved it

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