C. W. Gortner
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C. W. Gortner

C.W. Gortner holds an MFA in Writing with an emphasis on Renaissance Studies from the New College of California and a degree in fashion marketing. In his extensive travels to research his books, he has experienced life in a Spanish castle and danced in a Tudor great hall. Half-Spanish by birth, his novels have been translated in over 20 languages to date.

C.W. enjoys talking to book groups. To schedule a chat or find out more about his work, visit: http://www.cwgortner.com

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    • The Romanov Empress

    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Katharine McEwan
    • Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 295
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    Narrated by the mother of Russia’s last tsar, this vivid, historically authentic novel brings to life the courageous story of Maria Feodorovna, one of Imperial Russia’s most compelling women....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of C.W. Gortner Best!!

    • By Mark Regiec on 07-13-18

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Confessions of Catherine de Medici

    • A Novel
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Cassandra Campbell
    • Length: 15 hrs and 58 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 647
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    To some, she was the ruthless queen who led France into an era of savage violence. To others, she was the passionate savior of the French monarchy....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great author and fabulous narration

    • By MissSusie66 on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Vatican Princess

    • A Novel of Lucrezia Borgia
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Julia Whelan
    • Length: 16 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
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    Glamorous and predatory, the Borgias fascinated and terrorized 15th-century Renaissance Italy, and Lucrezia Borgia, beloved daughter of the pope, was at the center of the dynasty's ambitions....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Compelling story

    • By Patricia on 05-11-16

    Regular price: $35.00

    • The Queen’s Vow

    • A Novel of Isabella of Castile
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
    • Length: 15 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 247
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 217
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    "No one believed I was destined for greatness.” So begins Isabella’s story, in this evocative, vividly imagined novel about one of history’s most famous and controversial queens....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent historical fiction!

    • By nursebettyknitting on 07-30-12

    Regular price: $24.47

    • Mademoiselle Chanel

    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Rebecca Gibel
    • Length: 14 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 374
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 338
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 335

    Born into rural poverty, Gabrielle Chanel and her siblings are sent to an orphanage after their mother's death. The sisters nurture Gabrielle's exceptional sewing skills....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Felt too much like chick-lit for my liking

    • By Ilana on 02-25-17

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Last Queen

    • A Novel of Juana La Loca
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Marguerite Gavin
    • Length: 13 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 263
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    One of history's most enigmatic women tells the haunting, passionate story of her tumultuous life....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fascinating!

    • By MissSusie66 on 08-17-12

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Tudor Secret

    • The Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 400
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      4 out of 5 stars 348

    The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies....

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • English History

    • By joan on 06-17-13

    Regular price: $20.97

    • The Tudor Vendetta

    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 9 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 101
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94

    Upon the death of Mary I, Elizabeth I takes the throne, and Brendan Prescott is called to aid the young queen amid a realm plunged into chaos and a court rife with conspiracy.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointed

    • By Sharon J. Core on 01-14-15

    Regular price: $24.47

    • The Tudor Conspiracy

    • Spymaster Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: C.W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Steve West
    • Length: 10 hrs and 21 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 127
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 125

    Hunted by a foe in Bloody Mary’s court, Brendan Prescott plunges into London’s underworld to unravel a dark conspiracy that could make Elizabeth queen - or send her to her death....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Engaging Series

    • By Kim Lisa Taylor on 01-01-19

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Marlene

    • A Novel
    • By: C. W. Gortner
    • Narrated by: Bernadette Dunne
    • Length: 14 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 61
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 54

    Raised in genteel poverty after the First World War, Maria Magdalena Dietrich dreams of a life on the stage....

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of the best books I’ve ever read!!!

    • By Rimma Rose on 01-26-18

    Regular price: $31.93

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