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  • 1

    The Constant Princess

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Kate Burton
    Overall
    (245)
    Performance
    (46)
    Story
    (47)

    Raised on the battlefield and in the most beautiful Moorish palace in the world, sent to England alone at the age of 16 to take her place in a court where she couldn't speak the language, and abandoned and forced to endure poverty after the death of her husband, Katherine remained a woman of indomitable spirit, unwavering faith, and extraordinary strength. Philippa Gregory brings to life one of history's most inspiring women and creates one of the most compelling characters in historical fiction.

    Seasson says: "loved it"
    loved it

    A wonderful story told from another angle. I was sorry it was so short.

    Reviewed on February 16 2007 by Seasson (ROchester, NY, USA)
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    The Constant Princess

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond
    Overall
    (17)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse.

    Glenys says: "Audio irritating."
    Audio irritating.

    Having enjoed Philippa Gregory's work in the past, The Constant Princess perhaps is not a bad novel, but the audio I found extremely irritating. ..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 31 2010 by Glenys (Hallam, VIC, Australia)
  • 2

    The Other Boleyn Girl: A Novel

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Ruthie Henshall
    Overall
    (401)
    Performance
    (68)
    Story
    (70)

    When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands.

    Julie Gibson says: "ABRIDGED!!!"
    ABRIDGED!!!

    How did I not notice that this was an ABRIDGED version?!? I despise abridgements! This book was really good though and the result is that now I want t..Show More »

    Reviewed on January 30 2008 by Julie Gibson ()
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    The Other Boleyn Girl: Boleyn, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Politics and passion are inextricably bound together in this compelling drama. The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way to attract the attention of the most powerful in the land than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king's mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir. The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably changed.

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  • 3

    The Boleyn Inheritance

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 8 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Dagmara Dominczyk, Ruthie Henshall
    Overall
    (329)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (52)

    The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about a court ruled by the gallows and three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power - as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory has brought a vanished world to life: the whisper of a silk skirt on a stone stair, the yellow glow of candlelight illuminating a hastily written note, the murmurs of the crowd gathering on Tower Green below the newly built scaffold.

    Teddy says: "Simply Awed...."
    Simply Awed....

    This is my first introduction to Phillipa Gregory and I am simply... amazed! I had watched parts of 'The Other Boelyn Girl' on cable and was pleasantl..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 24 2011 by Teddy (Bronx, NY, United States)
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    The Boleyn Inheritance: Boleyn, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (7)
    Performance
    (4)
    Story
    (4)

    The last Boleyn is Jane, Lady Rochford - widow of the disgraced George Boleyn. Caught in the intrigues of the Tudor court, she maneuvers for personal position as her family, in turn, tries to manipulate her. The king has married again; his bride is the deceptively astute Anne of Cleves. Her wits are tested as she senses a trap closing around her, with the Howards ready to take advantage of her fall.

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  • 4

    The Queen's Fool

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox
    Overall
    (16)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Here is a stunning novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister, Elizabeth, is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion.

    Meg says: "Mary, Mary quite contrary"
    Mary, Mary quite contrary

    In this story, a young Jewish girl, Hannah Green has escaped Catholic Spain with her father to England where she becomes Fool to Queen Mary I (AKA Blo..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 17 2010 by Meg (EDEN HILL, Australia)
  • 5

    The Virgin's Lover

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (162)
    Performance
    (34)
    Story
    (35)

    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. But one woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen.

    Sarah says: "Interesting new twist on the"
    Interesting new twist on the

    This book is extremely well written, while bringing to the table an entirely new point of view - that of Leicester's wife, Amy Robsart Dudley. I have..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 21 2004 by Sarah (Denver, CO, United States)
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    The Virgin's Lover

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Rupert Penry-Jones
    Overall
    (14)
    Performance
    (7)
    Story
    (7)

    Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend.

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  • 6

    The Other Queen

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Dagmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (101)
    Performance
    (32)
    Story
    (33)

    The newly-married couple welcome the doomed queen into their home, certain that serving as her hosts and jailers will bring them an advantage in the cutthroat world of the Elizabethan court. To their horror, they find that the task will bankrupt them, and as their home becomes the epicenter of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question.

    Cheryl says: "Not up to usual standards"
    Not up to usual standards

    I have read all of Ms Gregories books about the Tudor family and I was disappointed in this one. I had wondered for years about Mary Queen of Scots bu..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 16 2008 by Cheryl (Blue Springs, MO, USA)
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    The Other Queen

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Dogmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
    Overall
    (6)
    Performance
    (5)
    Story
    (5)

    Mary is Queen of Scotland but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick.

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