I love historical novels and this one has exceeded my expectations! I started listening to this then saw the mini-series on Starz and ordered it so I could watch the mini-series while I am listening to the book series! Listening to the books while watching the show is helpful so you can identify the characters and have a better knowledge of the storyline. I have to fill my husband in with some details while the show is on or afterwards so I am glad of the books. I am listening to the Red Queen now. The Starz mini-series is a combination of both books. I would highly recommend this book and would purchase it again!
I always enjoy a good historical novel! The only thing I did not like was the graphic detail of the bedroom scenes, which I was not expecting! I am now listening to book two in this series. I am always interested in stories of the Scotts and Irish fighting the English in this era. The English were such insecure bullies! I don't know why they couldn't have just let them live in peace. I found this book hard to stop listening to when I got home. I only listen to my books in the car. So I would sit in the garage until a scene was finished! I hope book two is just as good. So far it is...
I really enjoyed listening to this story in the era of Normans, Danes and England in the years from 1001 - 1004. I couldn't stop listening to it once I started. I just came back to see if there was a sequel because of the abrupt ending and didn't find any other books by this author. I'm hoping she has one in the works! The narrator did an excellent job. I would highly recommend this book to anyone who loves historical novels or who just loves a good read with a bit of mystery and intrigue!
I love to listen to the stories that Charles Dickens wrote. I've tried to read them and find it hard to hold my attention so I decided to try listening to them. That was the key for me! I've listened to all that I can find! Nicholas Nickleby is such a likeable fellow. Anyone will enjoy this story.
This is such a fun story to listen to. It is also an old movie if you ever get a chance to watch it after you listen to the book you will enjoy both!
I couldn't stop listening to this book! The story was so interesting and different from anything I was familiar with and the narrator was very enjoyable to listen to! I would highly recommend this book, this author and this narrator! See other books by this author!
I absolutely would recommend this book and any books by this author and narrator! This was such an interesting and informative story! It gave me a glimpse into another culture and era that I had never thought of before. I enjoyed it so much I sought out other books by this author!
I love learning about English history and how the characters might have lived and felt. It is so much harder for me to 'like' the Red Queen, but I'm sure that is the point. She is so religiously deceived and whiney! I'm only half way through the first part so I may form another opinion by the time I am finished with the entire book. She is an integral part of this series and in the Cousins War so I am very curious to see how this all plays out. She does have the heir to the throne after all so it should get very interesting!
I really enjoyed this book. I purchased it to listen to before taking a trip to Hawaii to acquaint myself with the culture and background. It was a great story.
Robert Whitfield did an excellent job of individualizing the characters in this intriguing novel. It's a wonderful story that I would highly recommend.
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