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.
I was fascinated with Lady Jane Grey and loved the history mixed with the "it might have happened this way" feeling I got from listening to this book. The various voices of the cast brought the story to life, and even though I knew how it was going to end, I couldn't bear for it to end, and I was nearly in tears. This whole era of history is so fascinating, and Ms. Weir really brought it to life for me.
I know I'm reading a good historical novel when I find myself looking up the history of the character involved. Excellent narration and beautiful story. Four stars for some needed editing. Don't let that stop you from enjoying this lovely book.
I really enjoyed this book. Weir's portrayal of Lady Jane was sweet and relatable. I loved the use of historical facts. This book and the "Elizabeth" book make me interested in this period even more.
Weir has the ability to make you feel right in the middle of the story. Her accurate history details is amazing. Please add more of her books.
I was mesmerized by this wonderful audio book. The narrators are excellent. I learned a great deal about this dramatic time in English history. I look forward to reading more from this author.
If you enjoy Tudor-era history, you'll love this one! There are plenty of historical facts, and Weir is a master of making her characters come to life and seem to be people you could know. Details down to clothes, food, chambers all contribute to the beauty of this story. This little known Tudor gets her due here.
The author gives us an inside look into the mind of the innocent young girl, Lady Jane Grey. Jane was pushed and abused by the very people who should have stood strong to protect her. Old England was in a religious transition and Jane was caught in the middle. The readers did a superb job in the narration. I truly enjoyed this 3 part book. Although I knew how the story would end, I kept hoping the outcome would change. This story will stay with me for a long while.
Another book about the Tudor era. I wouldn't have even guessed it was a different author. If you enjoyed Gregory's books you'll like this one.