We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
The First Elizabeth Audiobook

The First Elizabeth

In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe. With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.
    • 1 audiobook per month
    • 180,000+ titles to choose from
    • $14.95 per month after free trial

Publisher's Summary

In this remarkable biography, Carolly Erickson brings Elizabeth I to life and allows us to see her as a living, breathing, elegant, flirtatious, diplomatic, violent, arrogant, and outrageous woman who commands our attention, fascination, and awe.

With the special skill for which she is acclaimed, Carolly Erickson electrifies the senses as she evokes with total fidelity the brilliant colors of Elizabethan clothing and jewelry, the texture of tapestries, and even the close, perfumed air of castle rooms. Erickson demonstrates her extraordinary ability to discern and bring to life psychological and physical reality.

©1983 Carolly Erickson (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.1 (13 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (4)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.3 (12 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (3)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (12 )
5 star
 (5)
4 star
 (2)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    JustBill 03-13-15
    JustBill 03-13-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    40
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    35
    25
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Well Researched Book"

    This is by far, the best book on Elizabeth 1, and when you finish it, you will be glad you chose this one book out of many available. You can love or hate Henry V111, but Anne produced the pick of the litter, that changed the face of the earth with beautiful Elizabeth.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nora Pocatello, ID, United States 07-30-14
    Nora Pocatello, ID, United States 07-30-14

    12 n \\\\ Born and grew up in Scotland. No species of book I do not love. Favorite genre History, thrillers, biography, memoirs etc

    HELPFUL VOTES
    19
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    31
    24
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "You may think you know Elizabeth"
    If you could sum up The First Elizabeth in three words, what would they be?

    I thought I knew Elizabeth 1 of England but this book convinced me of how much more I did not know. An enjoyable, well researched book. NOTE: She is Elizabeth 1st of England

    The United Kingdom did not exist during this period. Elizabeth 2nd is an error.

    Yes, I am opinionated


    What other book might you compare The First Elizabeth to and why?

    Your favorite Tudor period biography.


    Which character – as performed by Antony Ferguson – was your favorite?

    Gives all of the human beings in this book interest and color.


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

    I have listened several times


    Any additional comments?

    A pleasure, a bit like hot chocolate, its addictive.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • Teresa Cooper
    1/12/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Elizabeth. Her life and court. "

    Well written and researched. Well narrated. Definitely a book I would recommend to anyone and hope they liked it as much as I did.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.