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White Queen Audiobook

White Queen

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Publisher's Summary

Brother turns on brother. The throne of England is at stake. The deadly Wars of the Roses have begun....

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.

Elizabeth Woodville, a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition, secretly marries the newly crowned boy king of England. While she rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become the central figures in a famous unsolved mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the lost princes in the Tower of London.

Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins what is sure to be another best-selling classic series.

©2009 Philippa Gregory (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

What the Critics Say

"It would be hard to make history more entertaining, lively or engaging." (Sunday Express)

"Queen of the historical novel." (Mail on Sunday)

"Gregory brings to life the sights, smells and textures of 16th-century England." (Financial Times)

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    Amazon Customer 08-16-17 Member Since 2015
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    "Exciting Historical Adventure"

    Twisted and conniving woman who has the strength to endure a plethora of powerful deceitful men who seek to destroy her and her family.

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    Lea 07-22-17
    Lea 07-22-17
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    "Can't wait to see what's happens next."

    I think that she does a great job of mixing fact with story. I found myself thinking about the book when I was doing other things. I differently got involved in their lives. Excellent read.

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    A. 07-07-17
    A. 07-07-17 Member Since 2017
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    "She's constantly "hissing like an angy cat""
    What did you like best about White Queen? What did you like least?

    I love the story but the writing got a bit redundant.


    What was your reaction to the ending? (No spoilers please!)

    It's history, how intense of a reaction could I have? lol I'm looking forward to getting into the Tudors.


    What three words best describe Susan Lyons’s voice?

    Aristocratic and perfect for a "perfect" Queen.


    If this book were a movie would you go see it?

    No but I watched the series.


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    Al E Cat 05-17-17
    Al E Cat 05-17-17 Member Since 2015
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    "interesting read"

    it took me forever to get into this book but once i did it was a lightning fast read/listen (i bounced back and forth between audible and kindle). now ecause me while i go buy the other books in the series. enjoy

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    Rebecca Brown 05-08-17
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    "Very interesting take on the past."

    I have only read a few of Phillipa Gregory's novels. I enjoyed them, but I had no idea that she had written this series. I started watching The White Queen on Starz and fell in love with the adaptation of novel. I used my credit to purchase this book, and enjoyed listening to it. I was a little put off by the narration because it was so slow to me, but after speeding it up to 2.5x the book kept me going. I highly recommend this novel, and can not wait to start the next in the series.

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    Amazon Customer 05-06-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Loved it!"

    English history is fascinating and this book does a great job of mixing fact and fiction without ruining historical facts.

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    Lincoln Florida 04-30-17
    Lincoln Florida 04-30-17 Member Since 2017
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    "lots of "oh no!" moments!"

    This book is packed with moments where you are so frustrated with the characters but also see how no matter what, any one can turn out to be not who they seemed. You see a character one way for a majority of the book, and then all of a sudden your feel I vs about them change. It's makes you really understand the same conflicting feelings of the characters. Very entertaining right up until the end. Just when you think it's over, it's not.

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    Charlie 04-28-17
    Charlie 04-28-17 Member Since 2017
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    "It is a very enchanting book😊"

    If you like romance, intrigue, plots, murder, mystery, true history, and magic then this book is for you. Philippa Gregory is an author that is impossible not to like, she has such a way in her writing to make you not want to put her books down. I am slowly collecting her works, l love history. Trust me you will definitely like this book. 😊👍💜

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    BarbaraJoyce 04-17-17
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    "History of Cousins Wars"

    Enjoyed.....reference the family trees first...it brings color to the generations who were Edward, George, and Richard.

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    Angie Dutton 04-12-17
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    "Loved it!"

    I don't go into lengthy reviews on any author's writing style, or character building. I read/listen for entertainment. This story had me thinking on it when I was supposed to be working, and most other times of day as well. It drove me to do some basic research on the historical facts. 5 stars for a great story that I very much enjoyed and 10 stars for Susan Lyons. Well done. I was sad when it ended.

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