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B J Wakefield

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  • Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Lisette Lecat
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (70)
    Performance
    (66)
    Story
    (63)

    Popular historian Alison Weir has crafted best-selling biographies of such prominent icons as King Henry VIII and Queen Elizabeth I. A master at uncovering fascinating and little-known details, Weir brings these historical figures to life with a brilliant blend of entertainment and scholarship. No English queen has drawn more ire than the vilified Queen Isabella. Weir, at long last, delivers the definitive biography of one of the most controversial members of English royalty.

    Stuart Hagmann says: "Fascinating from first sentence to the very end."
    "Outstanding story line and character"
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    Like the other books I've listened to written by Ms. Weir, this was yet another example of excellent research matched with interesting bits of information about the time and culture in which she narrates the character's life. Wonderful listening.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Life of Elizabeth I

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 56 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (349)
    Performance
    (306)
    Story
    (304)

    The New York Times best-selling author of The Six Wives of Henry VIII and The War of the Roses, historian Alison Weir crafts fascinating portraits of England’s infamous House of Tudor line. Here Weir focuses on Elizabeth I, also known as the Virgin Queen, who ascended to the throne at age 25 and never married, yet ruled for 44 years and steered England into its Golden Age.

    R. Campbell says: "Masterful Historical Narrative"
    "Delicious"
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    Would you consider the audio edition of The Life of Elizabeth I to be better than the print version?

    What can one say about such a subject, written by such an excellent writer as Alison Weir. Ms. Weir puts so much more into the story, rather than simply regurgitating historical information that can be gleaned from an encyclopedia. Good show!


    Any additional comments?

    I'm looking for more of Alison Weir's books. She has a rare talent; something not to be taken lightly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • The Children of Henry VIII

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Alison Weir
    • Narrated By Simon Prebble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (276)
    Performance
    (247)
    Story
    (253)

    New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is one of the most popular chroniclers of British and European royal history. In this fascinating book she sheds light on the scheming, backstabbing and brutality that plagued England after Henry VIII’s death. Filled with remarkable and sometimes shocking details, The Children of Henry VIII is an arresting narrative that brings the past to life and infuses it with all the flair of a riveting novel.

    Neil Chisholm says: "A very dysfunctional family!"
    "Historic Daily Life of Royalty"
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    What made the experience of listening to The Children of Henry VIII the most enjoyable?

    This is the first time I've listened to a "historical" book. This experience was very educational and enjoyable; a story about real people, albeit in history.


    Any additional comments?

    I have started amassing a collection of this type of audible book. Real life experiences are very interesting, especially when taken from the point of view of the historical period in time.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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