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  • Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen

  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Maggie Mash
  • Length: 27 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 184
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories. In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fabulous

  • By Erica Oliver on 14-11-16

terrible narration

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

Reviewed: 10-05-16

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

the characters are meant to be nation influencing minds and characters - but each time the narrator speaks their lines it sounds like some terrible panto

i couldnt listen to it

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Maggie Mash?

jimmie krankie would have been better

Do you think Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

id really like to get the rest of the series - but please dont use maggie mash again - OR if its the producers fault that it was played like a bad childrens story then dump the producer

6 of 10 people found this review helpful

  • Abiding in Mindfulness, Volume 1

  • The Body
  • By: Joseph Goldstein
  • Narrated by: Joseph Goldstein
  • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
  • Original Recording
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 77
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 64
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60

In the words of the Buddha, the four foundations of mindfulness (the four satipatthanas) are "the direct path for the purification of beings, for the surmounting of sorrow and lamentation, for the disappearance of dukkha (suffering) and discontent, for acquiring the true method, for the realization of Nibbana." Within the quintessential discourse called the Satipatthana Sutta, we find the Buddha's seminal teachings about the practice of meditation.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not what I was looking for

  • By Steve on 15-01-16

Clear and to the point

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

Reviewed: 29-01-15

Excellent teacher - speaking very directly

Bears multiple listening so excellent value

I've ticked 5 stars for story just so the recommendation sticks at 5 stars

2 of 2 people found this review helpful