Any book by Alison Weir or Phillippa Gregory
The story of Jane Grey was just awesome...never thought she'd turn out to be one of my favorite Tudors!
The forgotten Tudor.
I have read many of Weir's histories but this was my first experience with her fiction. She is a great story teller and knowing of her interest in the period made this a particularly good read. I would listen again.
It was eerie to listen as events in Lady Jane's life portended her death. Her almost violent reaction to the ruby necklace -- looking like drops of blood around her throat -- sent chills up my spine. Having the story told in snatches and in first person was a very effective way of seeing how the characters developed and their reaction to the events.
The multiple voices worked very well. Each made you think you had just met the character he/she represented.
No, it was an historical novel.
Lady Jane. Amazed at her accomplishments at such a young age.
Yes, I did. But the facts of the book and movie differed regarding the relationship between Lady Jand and her husband, Dudley.
Always enjoy the danger of the English court. Politics reign forever!
Extremely accurate. Not knowing much about Lady Jane, I researched the Internet as I was reading. Another innocent and tragic casualty to greed, pride and religious fanaticism.
Overall, I was impressed with this story. There were a few times where my attention started to drift, but for the most part, I found the story compelling and the narration easy to listen to.
Romantic and enticing I never wanted to stop listening to it.
It made me want to just keep listening to it.
I'm very spoiled after listening to the Outlander Series. It took about an hour of listening to this story, before I could adapt to the narrator's different voices. This is a very poignant story, but one that seems to depict a pretty accurate historical version of this young girl who died far too young. I'm looking forward to reading more books from this author, since I truly enjoy historical fiction.
Incredibly well researched, this tragic story gives insights into a time in history that I always found particularly confusing....starting with Henry VII in his later years, and the time after his death. The story gives insight into the real motivations and rhetoric during this time of political and religious upheaval. The readers are wonderful, and the use of different readers for different characters is very effective.
Good listen. I can't imagine a better cast of narrators. This was interesting to me - having more than one voice. Davina Porter is the best! Bianca Amato did a wonderful job in Diane Setterfield's The Thirteenth Tale and as well here. A bit long, but I have all the time in the world to listen. I find it is fun to listen to fiction that has roots in truth and you can follow along with what you know of history. If you don't want to concentrate on who is who and related to whom, this is not the book for you.