Alison Weir always does such an amazing job. This story is wonderful, start to finish. I loved it; didn't want it to end. So many interesting facts. My perception of Isabella has changed dramatically because of this book. The narrator did a superb job.
Her focus on righting the wrong done to her, as well as the country, was very insightful. Such a contrast to how the story was told in other historical accounts.
I loved the narrator. It was my first time listening to a book with Ms. Lecat as the narrator. I'll be sure to seek out other books she has narrated..
Recommended for any history buff, but also for anyone just looking for a good story.
I wish I could get my credit back. I should have believed the other reviews. The author took an interesting subject and packed it with tedium.
I enjoyed Eleanor of Aquitaine, in novel form, much more but still found this book interesting. The narration was excellent. Isabella: The She-Wolf of France is full of dates and facts yet the author manages to make the story of this woman interesting. I appreciate that Alison Weir looks at history from a female point of view and redeems women who have been treated unfairly by historians.
I agree with some of the other reviewers, this book is quite dull. I too had read the author's other book "Innocent Traitor". This book was as different from "Innocent Traitor" as night is from day. I rarely stop listening to a book but this time it was so tedious that I had to stop listening long before the end.
This book may be exactly what some people are looking for. However, it was not what I thought it would be. I rushed to purchase this after finishing Innocent Traitor, another book by this author. I thoroughly enjoyed that book because it was written like a story in first person. This is more like a textbook and just a little too "non-fiction" for me. I want to learn about history but not this much! After several years of listening to around 3-4 audiobooks each month, this is the first time I have EVER not finished one. I didn't even last 2 hours! I highly recommend Innocent Traitor though.