Katherine Woodville's sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine's life is no longer hers to control.
©2010 Susan Higginbotham (P)2013 Tantor
"[Higginbotham] hits another historical high note in her latest fictional foray into the British monarchy. . . . This fictional prelude to the Tudor era will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory's historicals." (Booklist)
Liked the historical research and human qualities given to the characters. Will listen more by Higginbothum.
This was an ok listen, but definitely not a must-listen. The story was a bit flat, and the characters were not that interesting.
Excellent narration, excellent story line. At the very end in the author's notes she goes through the things she changed and/or guessed at. It is a good story of the time of Edward IV as told through the eyes of Elizabeth's younger sister. It swaps back and forth between her point of view and her husbands, Henry the Duke of Buckingham. She does a good job of fold history into the story and yet keeping it as a story that pulls you in and along with it, instead of it reading like a history lesson.
The narrators do an excellent job trading the characters voices back and forth and putting the emotion into the scenes being told.
Definitely recommend this version of this time in history.
The written version was tiresome and unreadable for me. This performance was well done and quite entertaining.
"A stunning look into unseen characters"
This is beautiful written and read. We are given a glimpse of an infamous time in history by two characters that are often overlooked, despite their vantage points being quite intimate. The characters are both warm, endearing and sweet.
I love Harry, he can't seem to quite help himself. It's familiar to me.
The First kiss the characters share, the shyness in Harry. That is often unexplored in literature, all men are assumed to be experienced and suave, by harry worries because he is not. It was endearing to see him and his wife fall in love.
When Harry sees things in the cold light of day and is grieved about what he must do to, for his conscience.
"Great Story But-------"
It introduces characters not before given much importance int the Plantagenet story/war of the roses and fills in many gaps
Harry Buckingham - I could feel for him from his lonely childhood through to his apparent manipulation by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. later King Richard
No, certainly not. Alison's "little girly" voice all the way through was irritating in the extreme and John Lee sounded like a pedantic but bored history professor. He hardly changed voices/accents all the way through so that I was not always sure who was speaking. They spoilt a good story
I would have felt that way if not for the narrators
Susan Higginbotham brought to life some of the lesser known characters from the Plantaganet era so it is such a shame that the narration did not do any justice to the story
fabulously told from am unusual perspective loved it. fills in gaps from p. Gregorys accounts and is very interesting
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