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Queen Isabella: Treachery, Adultery, and Murder in Medieval England | [Alison Weir]

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

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.
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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2005 Alison Weir (P)2005 Recorded Books

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    Stuart Fairfield, CA, United States 10-29-12
    Stuart Fairfield, CA, United States 10-29-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Fascinating from first sentence to the very end."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Anyone with an interest in discovering the many facets of the truth behind some of English history's most notorious events will be riveted by this straightforward account that presents the facts as recorded and puts them into context of the myths that have survived.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Queen Isabella?

    Too many to mention.


    What does Lisette Lecat bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    One of the finest readers I have ever heard.


    Any additional comments?

    If you even think you might like medieval history, don't miss this; the entire age in presented in a way that fills you with actual documented facts that are more amazing than historical fiction.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Acteon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10-09-13
    Acteon Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada 10-09-13 Member Since 2009

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    "Somewhat long but well worthwhile"
    What made the experience of listening to Queen Isabella the most enjoyable?

    Lisette Lecat is a wonderful reader with a lovely voice and perfect diction, in French [this is rare!] no less than in English. I returned to the audible website with the intention of buying whatever other book she might have recorded and was disappointed not to find any within my range of interest. She is the only reader to so rouse my enthusiasm. I am incapable of imagining a better one.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was particularly struck by Queen Isabella losing her immense popularly because she made peace with Scotland rather than committing resources and lives to continuing a war that was hard if not impossible to win.

    I was also amazed at how the canny Mortimer, abetted by Isabella, so quickly slid into the same kind of arrogance and rapaciousness that had brought about the Despensers' and Edward II's downfall.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    I doubt if anybody would want to listen to 21 hours in one sitting.


    Any additional comments?

    This book filled in some important gaps in my knowledge and understanding of 14th century history and quite held my interest throughout. It made me realize yet again how much one needs to go into the details to build up a sense of history.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    B J Wakefield 06-14-13 Member Since 2008
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    "Outstanding story line and character"
    Any additional comments?

    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
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    Vikki Merewether, Australia 08-31-12
    Vikki Merewether, Australia 08-31-12 Member Since 2011
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    "Just a history lesson"
    What would have made Queen Isabella better?

    I thought the history would be woven into a story as it was in The Captive Queen.


    What was most disappointing about Alison Weir’s story?

    It was just like a history lesson.


    2 of 14 people found this review helpful
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  • Ama
    High Wycombe, United Kingdom
    8/11/13
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    "Well I solved my insomnia.."
    Would you try another book written by Alison Weir or narrated by Lisette Lecat?

    I love both the author and the narrator, however this book wasn't for me. If i have trouble sleeping, the subject matter and the gentle tones of Lisette Lecat help me on my way to slumberland.


    What could Alison Weir have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    To be perfectly honest, It can't be improved upon, it's just dry.


    What didn’t you like about Lisette Lecat’s performance?

    Oh lissette did an excellent job.


    Was Queen Isabella worth the listening time?

    If you love the subject matter yes, if you want excitement no.


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Beverley
    Southampton, United Kingdom
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    "A cure for Insomnia"
    What would have made Queen Isabella better?

    A better narrator, this narrator put me to sleep listening to her slow speech.


    What could Alison Weir have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Written it as a more exciting drama. Less description , More story.


    How did the narrator detract from the book?

    She was slow, had no interest in her voice and flat tone.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Dissapointment, was looking for more of a story. This was like a shopping list


    Any additional comments?

    Yes . Would definitely like to return this book. After listening for about an hour I was Bored.Waste of a credit.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • phantom lover
    uk
    12/23/12
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    "a good book but very boring narrator"

    I'm a real history boff and was really looking forward to listening to this but was very disappointed.the content is good but the narrators voice just seemed to drone on and I actually fell asleep a couple of times!

    3 of 4 people found this review helpful
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