A Nice Visit
Jacquetta going against how people were married and married for love.
I would ask Margaret D'Anjou. She is a crazy character and larger then life.
Long and drawn out, i kept wanting for it to get more exciting, or more about her magic. i couldn't finish it. i tried my best but it's not getting better.
I enjoyed the narrator. She did a fabulous job with this book!
Jaquetta was an amazingly developed character.
So many are favorites throughout the novel.
The Queen to ask her what she was thinking when she betrayed her husband the king.
Joan of Arc to ask her about losing her youth and life.
Finally Jaquetta on her thoughts about squelching her gift of sight.
3 x mom
creative, interesting, engaging
Love the ideas the author brings to her stories, bringing her characters to life with enough historical basis to make it believable, but not so much to bog the story down.
Bianca Amato's performance was wonderful, as usual. The accent brings the characters to life in a "real" setting, and her ability to slightly differentiate between characters (both male and female) and still make each character sound natural and believable makes her readings a real pleasure.
I have read reviews that condemn the author for her lack of historical accuracy. Personally, I have found great enjoyment in how the author brings characters to life within a historical period. She has included enough details to send me to "google" different areas of dress, location, artwork, etc., and get me interested enough to study further on my own.
I wish my high school history teacher had done so much to engage me in further study!
I really liked this story. When I was done I re-listened to the White Queen (this is the prequel to the White and the Red Queens) I wished I had read them in order.
It was my first and I have been listening ever since... 18months later. Love the narrator and have purchased several books just because Bianca reading it to me! There is so much emotion to her voice and she keeps the story moving. All the different voices she has, you always know who is who.
Love all of Philippa Gregory and she does not let you down. I'm glad she chose this "prequel" to write, but have to say that I may have like to read this one first and then the white queen and then the red queen. It was different hearing the story when I knew what the future outcome held. I definatly recommend regardless what order you hear/read them in. I love the first person view, it makes you really feel what Jacquetta may have felt and I got lost into a different culture while listening.
Philippa brings a new look to these characters
The characters come to life
Just as good as the first one I listened to,
Although this book is the third in the series, I would suggest that you read it first, as it explains a lot of background information needed to understand the other two books. Great listen.
I'd read "White Queen" and enjoyed that so much that "Lady" was a natural next step, although truly "Lady" predates both "White" and "Red' Queen novels. Having gone through "White" first a lot of the plot lines in "Lady" were known, and the insight of Jacquetta was interesting and telling. Book got off to a slow start for me, and yet Gregory's ability to weave such a fantastic tapestry through her many plot lines, within a work of historical fiction - and a masterful performance by Bianca Amato - draws you in. Very enjoyable.
I usually like Phillipa Gregory, but I just couldn't finish this one.