The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels
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  • The Lady of the Rivers | Philippa Gregory

    The Lady of the Rivers

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Jacquetta always has had the gift of second sight. As a child visiting her uncle, she met his prisoner, Joan of Arc, and saw her own power reflected in the young woman accused of witchcraft. They share the mystery of the tarot card of the wheel of fortune before Joan is taken to a horrific death. Jacquetta understands the danger for a woman who dares to dream. Jacquetta is married to the Duke of Bedford, English regent of France, and he introduces her to a mysterious world of learning and alchemy.

    Philippa back on track

    I was reluctant to download this book and devote time to it. Ms. Gregory's last book, The Red Queen, was weak both in story and in substance. I felt..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 26 2011 by Bonnie-Ann (Norristown, PA, United States)
  • The Lady of the Rivers | Philippa Gregory

    The Lady of the Rivers

    • UNABRIDGED (5 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Tracy-Ann Oberman
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    Jacquetta, daughter of the count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV.

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  • The Red Queen: A Novel | Philippa Gregory

    The Red Queen: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 23 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her house is the true ruler of England and that she has a great destiny before her. Her ambitions are disappointed when her sainted cousin Henry VI fails to recognize her as a kindred spirit, and she is even more dismayed when he sinks into madness.

    Good book, unsympathetic heroine

    Fluidly written and wonderfully narrated, THE RED QUEEN provides an engrossing portrait of Margaret Beaufort, the mother of Henry VII, first of the Tu..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2010 by Karin (Dublin, CA, United States)
  • The Red Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Red Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 32 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
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    The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

    Another fab book from Philippa Gregory!

    For Gregory fans, this was a new departure: a less loveable main character and a harder historical period to relate to. I enjoyed getting a new perspe..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 06 2012 by Hazel (USA)
  • White Queen | Philippa Gregory

    White Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
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    They ruled England before the Tudors, and now internationally best-selling author Philippa Gregory brings the Plantagenets to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women.

    Prep for Starz Drama

    Elizabeth Woodville a strong, ambitious commoner marries Plantagent King Edward for love. The York family featured in this book is part of Gregory’s ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 27 2013 by FanB14 (Richmond, VA, United States)
  • The Kingmaker's Daughter | Philippa Gregory

    The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    In The Kingmaker's Daughter, number one New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes. The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the "Kingmaker", the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins' Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games.

    Another great book by philippa gregory!

    The narrator was superb and the story was fascinating that I could not stop listening to it

    Reviewed on November 12 2012 by Sharon (Malta)
  • The Kingmaker's Daughter | Philippa Gregory

    The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
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    Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the absence of a son and heir, Warwick sets about using his daughters as pawns in his political games. Anne grows from a delightful child brought up at the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her life is overturned when her father turns on his former allies, escapes England and invades with an enemy army.

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  • The White Princess | Philippa Gregory

    The White Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    The newest novel from #1 New York Times best-selling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA Today) Philippa Gregory tells the passionate story of Elizabeth of York, daughter of the White Queen, who gets caught in the middle of a battle for the crown of England. A princess from birth, Elizabeth fell in love with Richard III, though her mother made an arranged betrothal for her with the pretender to the throne: Henry Tudor. When Henry defeats Richard against all odds, Elizabeth has to marry the man who murdered her lover in battle.

    Paid by the Word? Double for "the boy"?

    Patience. This is, without doubt, the most repetitive book I've read, including cookbooks. I dare you to take a sip of wine every time "the boy" is me..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 14 2013 by Lisa (Columbia, MO, United States)
  • Constant Princess | Philippa Gregory

    Constant Princess

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    Best-selling author Philippa Gregory introduces one of her most unforgettable heroines: Katherine of Aragon. Daughter of Queen Isabella and King Ferdinand of Spain, Katherine has been fated her whole life to marry Prince Arthur of England. When they meet and are married, the match becomes as passionate as it is politically expedient. But tragically, Arthur falls ill and extracts from his young bride a deathbed promise to marry his brother Henry, become Queen, and fulfill their dreams and her destiny.

    Beautiful Story...

    This audiobook gets it right in so many places... This is my 4th experience with Phillipa Gregory audiobooks and it is, this is one of the best. The n..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 06 2011 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • The King's Curse | Philippa Gregory

    The King's Curse

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Regarded as yet another threat to the volatile King Henry VII's claim to the throne, Margaret Pole, cousin to Elizabeth of York (known as the White Princess) and daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, is married off to a steady and kind Lancaster supporter - Sir Richard Pole. For his loyalty, Sir Richard is entrusted with the governorship of Wales, but Margaret's contented daily life is changed forever with the arrival of Arthur, the young Prince of Wales, and his beautiful bride, Katherine of Aragon.

    Dignified End of a Very Ambitious Series

    This books ranks somewhere in the middle of all the audiobooks I have listened to, and that is probably because I have been listening to great books a..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 12 2014 by Pita (Miami)
  • The King's Curse: Cousins' War Book 6 | Philippa Gregory

    The King's Curse: Cousins' War Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    The riveting story of Margaret Pole, daughter of George, Duke of Clarence, and was one of the few surviving members of the Plantagenet dynasty after the Wars of the Roses. Plantagenet, once carried proudly by Margaret like a crown upon her head, is now, at the end of the 15th century, the most dangerous name in England...

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  • The Other Boleyn Girl | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Boleyn Girl

    • UNABRIDGED (23 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Susan Lyons
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    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 the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.

    Phillipa Gregory Takes You There

    It's hard not to find Phillipa Gregory skills downright envious at times. She has a way of taking you there that all writers try to do and only the re..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2011 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • Boleyn Inheritance | Philippa Gregory

    Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 39 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Charlotte Parry
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    Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul.

    Great Book

    I love these books that are narrated by three persons! Along with 'The Help' that I rave about constantly, the 'Boleyn Inheritance' is one of those. E..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 20 2011 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • The Boleyn Inheritance | Philippa Gregory

    The Boleyn Inheritance

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Lucy Scott, Emma Powell, Candida Gubbins
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    It is 1539, and the court of Henry VIII is increasingly fearful at the moods of the ageing, sickly king. With only a baby in the cradle for an heir, Henry has to take another wife. The dangerous prize of the crown of England is won by Anne of Cleves, who has her own reasons for agreeing to marry a man old enough to be her father. Although fascinated by the glamour of her new surroundings, Anne senses a trap closing around her.

    Amazing story! characters brillantly alive

    Anyone who knows me would never believe I would enjoy a book about court intrigue in Tudor times. But I was so taken with the way Ms Gregory drew the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 15 2013 by Mary (Alberta, Canada)
  • The Taming of the Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Taming of the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him.

    The Taming of the Queen



    I am not sure how the author managed to give Catherine Parr such a bland personality. It is just as likely that she was a strong woman who k..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 27 2015 by Barbara (Huntsville, Alabama)
  • The Taming of the Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Taming of the Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 3 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    Why would a woman marry a serial killer? Because she cannot refuse.... Kateryn Parr, a 30-year-old widow in a secret affair with a new lover, has no choice when a man old enough to be her father, who has buried four wives - King Henry VIII - commands her to marry him. Kateryn has no doubt about the danger she faces: the previous queen lasted 16 months, the one before barely half a year.

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  • The Queen's Fool | Philippa Gregory

    The Queen's Fool

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato
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    It is winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a 14-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee Spain with her father. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee. Her gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, is priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth.

    Pitch Perfect Narration With a Great Story

    There are books out there whose narration breathes life into a book and in this case this most definitely was the case. Anyone familiar with Phillipa ..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 09 2012 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • The Virgin's Lover | Philippa Gregory

    The Virgin's Lover

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Davina Porter
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    (568)
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    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

    Interesting Take on Elizabeth

    Another Phillipa Gregory title that left me impressed, it did not impress me as much as her previous titles but for anyone who has listened and or rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 08 2012 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • The Other Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 58 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Stina Nielsen, Jenny Sterlin, Ron Keith
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    New York Times best-selling author Philippa Gregory presents a new and unique view of one of history's most intriguing, romantic, and maddening heroines. Biographers often neglect the captive years of Mary Queen of Scots, who trusted Queen Elizabeth's promise of sanctuary when she fled from rebels in Scotland and then found herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick.

    Nothing to Write Home About

    I am a huge Phillipa Gregory fan but sadly this particular title did not live up to the high expectation I had. There were three narrators and of the ..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 11 2013 by Theodore (Kingston, Jamaica)
  • The Other Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Queen

    • UNABRIDGED (15 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck, Colleen Prendergast, Roger May
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    Mary is Queen of Scotland but 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, 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. Bess is a self-made woman, a shrewd survivor. She is newly married to her fourth and most distinguished husband, the Earl of Shrewsbury.

    A good book for a long drive...

    I found this historical fiction fairly easy to listen to. there were 3 narrators and the story line was decently paced. I did find the voice, and acce..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 28 2016 by Rachel ()