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    • Paradise in Chains

    • The Bounty Mutiny and the Founding of Australia
    • By: Diana Preston
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 13 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
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    Celebrated historian Diana Preston presents betrayals, escapes, and survival at sea in her account of the mutiny of the Bounty and the flight of convicts from the Australian penal colony. The story of the mutiny of the Bounty and William Bligh and his men's survival on the open ocean for 48 days and 3,618 miles has become the stuff of legend. But few realize that Bligh's escape across the seas was not the only open-boat journey in that era of British exploration and colonization.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great story

    • By Robyn on 04-03-2018

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Josephine

    • A Life of the Empress
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 14 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
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      4 out of 5 stars 1
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      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Popular biographer Carolly Erickson creates intimate and richly detailed portraits of her historical subjects. In this book she offers a provocative new perspective on Josephine and her fabled marriage to Napoleon.

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • Great Catherine

    • The Life of Catherine the Great, Empress of Russia
    • By: Carolly Erickson
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 15 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
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    Prize-winning historian and biographer, Carolly Erickson has created an eminently readable biography that recognizes the humanity of Great Catherine—Empress of Russia—with her majesty and immense capability. Dispelling some of the myths surrounding her voracious sexual appetite, the biographer portrays Catherine as a lonely woman far ahead of her time—achieving greatness in an era when women were executed on a husband’s whim.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Good Biography

    • By Shane on 30-05-2016

    Non-member price: $41.73

    • A Woman, a Man, and Two Kingdoms

    • The Story of Madame D’Épinay and the Abbé Galiani
    • By: Francis Steegmuller
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 9 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The 18th century’s Age of Enlightenment in pre-Revolutionary France continues to fascinate us today. Steegmuller brings his scholarly talents to this collection of the letters of Mme. Louise d’Épinay, best-known for the treatment she received in Rousseau’s Confessions. Eavesdropping on the writings of this intelligent woman, the listener gains not only insights into her friendship with Italian priest-diplomat, Ferdinando Galiani, but also a glance into the life of France’s elite.

    Non-member price: $34.76