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  • Six Tudor Queens: Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

  • Six Tudor Queens, Book 2
  • By: Alison Weir
  • Narrated by: Anna Bentinck
  • Length: 21 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 38

Fresh from the cultivated hothouse of Renaissance France, Anne draws attention at the English court. A nobleman, a poet and a king vie for her love. She has a spirit worthy of a crown - and a crown is what she seeks. It is a more powerful aphrodisiac than love. And so she embarks on her perilous course, which will plunge a kingdom into turmoil. Blood will flow on her account. Her only protection is the King's great love.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Anne Boleyn - what a life !

  • By Joanne Park on 13-04-2019

Horrible

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

Reviewed: 13-12-2017

Badly read badly written

I could bet to listen - wish I hadn’t bought it

In a word it was trite

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Elon Musk

  • By: Ashlee Vance
  • Narrated by: Fred Sanders
  • Length: 13 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,768
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,295
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,293

South African-born Elon Musk is the renowned entrepreneur and innovator behind PayPal, SpaceX, Tesla, and SolarCity. Musk wants to save our planet; he wants to send citizens into space, to form a colony on Mars; he wants to make money while doing these things; and he wants us all to know about it. He is the real-life inspiration for the Iron Man series of films starring Robert Downey, Jr. The personal tale of Musk's life comes with all the trappings one associates with a great, drama-filled story.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • An underwhelming narrative of a really cool guy

  • By Michael on 17-06-2016

Fascinating real and inspiring

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

Reviewed: 13-10-2016

I hugely enjoyed listening to this incredible tale - ur would be truely hard to make up such an extraordinary story

Both educational and inspirational - you should listen to this unique insight to a foreign world

  • Girt

  • The Unauthorised History of Australia
  • By: David Hunt
  • Narrated by: David Hunt
  • Length: 6 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 1,729
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 1,614
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 1,605

Girt. No word could better capture the essence of Australia.... In this hilarious history, David Hunt reveals the truth of Australia's past, from megafauna to Macquarie - the cock-ups and curiosities, the forgotten eccentrics and Eureka moments that have made us who we are. Girt introduces forgotten heroes like Mary McLoghlin, transported for the crime of "felony of sock", and Trim the cat, who beat a French monkey to become the first animal to circumnavigate Australia.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • True Blue History of Australia - Addicted

  • By Nelson C on 25-05-2015

Fabulous, Amusing, Informative, Hillarious

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

Reviewed: 29-05-2016

Would you listen to Girt again? Why?

absolutely I plan to - because I loved it and I never watch films twice but I could hear this again with pleasure

What was one of the most memorable moments of Girt?

brings so much more to Australian history - makes it enthralling, funny, insightful and interesting - who knew this could happen!

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

david reads this book in the same dry , amusing style that it is written - a prefect match - I found it such a pleasure to listen to

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

who knew Australian history was so amusing

Any additional comments?

I loved this and it also had so much info in it - the best way to learn history is through the incredible rollicking tale that it actually is - thanks David please write more

1 of 1 people found this review helpful