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The White Princess Audiobook

The White Princess

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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.

The White Princess opens as the news of the battle of Bosworth is brought to Princess Elizabeth of York, who will learn not only which rival royal house has triumphed, Tudor or York, but also which suitor she must marry: Richard III her lover, or Henry Tudor her enemy.

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, and create a new royal family with him and his ambitious mother: Margaret Beaufort, The Red Queen. But, while the new monarchy can win, it cannot, it seems, hold power in an England which remembers the House of York with love.

The new king’s greatest fear is that somewhere, outside England, a prince from the House of York is waiting to invade and re-claim the throne for the house of York. Fearing that none of his new allies can be trusted, Henry turns to his wife to advise him, all the time knowing that her loyalties must be divided. When the young man who would be king finally leads his army and invades England, it is for Elizabeth to decide whether she recognizes him as her brother and a claimant to the throne, or denies him in favor of the husband she is coming to love....

©2013 Philippa Gregory (P)2013 Simon & Schuster

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    Christina 11-13-17
    Christina 11-13-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Beautiful story"

    I really enjoyed this book! I have seen the tv series but the book is Better!

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    Anonymous 10-10-17
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    "I loved this book"

    I really enjoyed this book. I love historical fiction. well researched so it felt believable. I don't think it gets repetitive. Yes they say "the boy" a lot but that is because he is an important character that gets a lot of attention. even the book points out that he never really gets a name.

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    Aubrey Wynne 09-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "So much better than the show. "
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    Another brilliant job by Philippa and Bianca. This pair dishes up such delicious history and brings the characters to life. The book and narration was much better than the television show. The series was entertaining, but the book is brilliant.

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    Erin Ainsworth Fullerton, CA. USA 09-14-17
    Erin Ainsworth Fullerton, CA. USA 09-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Yorkist Sympatheizer"

    Clearly, Ms. Gregory has no love for the Tudors, especially Margaret Beaufort and her son Henry VII.

    The beginning of this book drove me batty. It was the same conversation from the same viewpoints over and over again. I got frustrated with the words "I don't know." The end was far more interesting, though Henry Tudor never once became a decent human or did ANYTHING decent. I hope to God that he was more redeeming than Ms. Gregory made him out to be, with good and bad qualities like most people.

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    Amazon Customer 09-11-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Historical fiction favorite"

    I have been a long time Phillipa Gregory fan. This book was great! I have enjoyed going through each book about the war of the Rose's. This book helped fill the holes in my imagination.

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    CindiKilgore 09-05-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Confusing"

    I thought this book contradicted the books before it, it was confusing and made Elizabeth of York seem like a wimp.

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    asdfasdfasdf Martinez, CA USA 08-29-17
    asdfasdfasdf Martinez, CA USA 08-29-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Philippa and Bianca are the Best!"

    I don't normally take time to write reviews because I'm such an audiobook junkie I just don't have time in between to share my thoughts. I can't write reviews while listening to the next book, unfortunately. I listened to this book a while ago and happened to be browsing by because I'm currently watching the new Blu-ray series based on this book. I was taken aback by the lack of an overwhelming positive response by reviewers. Nearly every book I see on Audible has all five-star reviews regardless of merit so it's really noticeable when reviewers pan a particular book. Damning with faint praise and even some ridiculous one-stars. All of Philippa's Tudor/Plantagenet books are not merely OK but sublimely excellent, and I don't recall this one being any kind of exception. I devoured all of them almost back-to-back. They really are together an amazing, umpteen-volume mega-novel of which this is only a single chapter. It took me a long time to take the plunge originally because from the outside looking in it looks like an impossible task. Audible isn't even consistent in listing the books as a single series. Where do you even begin? (Currently The Lady of the Rivers unless Philippa writes some kind of prequel in the future.) I finally took the plunge when Audible had all the Tudor books on sale. At the time I was mad at Audible because I already had 50 unlistened-to books but as soon as I started Philippa eclipsed everything else. I bought all the sale books and less than a year a later I've listened to every single Philippa book on Audible and some that are not (you can have the Kindle robot read in a pinch when there's no Audible version). The only books of hers that were at all a disappointment were the Order of Darkness series, and that was only because they were YA-oriented. The Plantagenet/Tudor you novels you can happily binge through from start to finish. I don't know what these other reviewers were thinking. I hope they don't discourage anyone from discovering some of the very finest audiobooks available.

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    Mary Smiroldo Corrales, NM 08-27-17
    Mary Smiroldo Corrales, NM 08-27-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Excellent!"

    I am actually going back and re-listening to the Cousins War series in sequence, after listening to the stories randomly. As always, Philippe Gregory's books are well researched, and filled with a perfect balance of romance, intrigue, and historical facts. Bianca Amato is brilliant in her narration. I have listened to those Gregory books narrated by others, but none compare to the smooth, pleasant voice of Amato. I could listen to her read the dictionary, and be completely soothed. I would, and have recommended this, and all of Philippe Gregory's books to anyone interested in this period in history.

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    jt United States 08-08-17
    jt United States 08-08-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Loved it!"

    Great listen all her books have rhe best narrators...love all of her books. perfect read

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    Amazon Customer 07-28-17 Member Since 2016
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    "A little stale"

    I feel like the book became a little stale as Henry continues to question Elizabeth and she continues to say "I don't know" over and over. Cut some of the middle out and it is good.

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