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 .
 >   > 
Wars of the Roses Audiobook

Wars of the Roses: Stormbird

Regular Price:$34.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

In 1437, the Lancaster king Henry VI ascends the throne of England after years of semi-peaceful regency. Named "The Lamb," Henry is famed more for his gentle and pious nature than his father's famous battlefield exploits; already, his dependence on his closest men has stirred whispers of weakness at court.

A secret truce negotiated with France to trade British territories for a royal bride - Margaret of Anjou - sparks revolts across English territory. The rival royal line, the House of York, sees the chaos brought on by Henry's weakness and with it not only opportunity in the monarch, but also their patriotic duty in ousting an ineffectual king. As storm clouds gather over England, King Henry and his supporters find themselves besieged abroad and at home. Who or what can save the kingdom before it is too late?

©2014 Conn Iggulden (P)2014 Recorded Books

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.2 (102 )
5 star
 (50)
4 star
 (32)
3 star
 (16)
2 star
 (3)
1 star
 (1)
Overall
4.2 (85 )
5 star
 (42)
4 star
 (23)
3 star
 (18)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Story
4.4 (83 )
5 star
 (52)
4 star
 (17)
3 star
 (12)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (0)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Aleta M. Nichols Wyoming USA 10-05-15
    Aleta M. Nichols Wyoming USA 10-05-15 Member Since 2014

    Catholic

    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    8
    6
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!"

    As ever, Iggulden is a master of research and of embodying characters, both real and imagined. Curless' voices are nuanced and satisfying, like salt to the roast!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 12-13-14
    Dennis FORT PIERCE, FL, United States 12-13-14 Member Since 2014

    Currently a local truck driver who has hours to listen to my audio books. I am hooked, some of my fellow drivers enjoy them also

    HELPFUL VOTES
    171
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    207
    205
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    6
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "History with an interesting twist"
    If you could sum up Wars of the Roses in three words, what would they be?

    broken system power


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Dairy, and the queen both wanted the same thing to see Henry V1 same his people


    Which scene was your favorite?

    Storming of the tower, and the kaos of London under attack


    Who was the most memorable character of Wars of the Roses and why?

    The king for he was a good hearted man, just had a feeble body


    Any additional comments?

    I enjoyed the story that added interest in dry historical facts, although the author admits some slight errors to make the story more interesting

    2 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Michael Doyle 01-03-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Great read"

    Iggulden s a master of historical fiction. He dd not disappoint with he first in the War of the Roses series.

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful
  •  
    SmittenKitten 03-25-15
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    2
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "BORING TO THE MAX"
    Would you try another book from Conn Iggulden and/or John Curless?

    Doubtful


    What could Conn Iggulden have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

    Yes, he could have given it a narrative and a plot. I listened to the first hour and it seemed to be mostly a bunch of researched history pasted together with a few scraps of narrative. I couldn't stand the thought of listening to 10+ more hours so I returned it.


    1 of 6 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.