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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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    Angelsong 04-12-17
    Angelsong 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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    F. Farley North Carolina 04-10-17
    F. Farley North Carolina 04-10-17
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    "A fine story!"

    I very much enjoyed listening to this book. The narration is excellent. The story is well know to those who know the story of the wars of the Roses and the little lost princes. Enjoy!

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    LauraJean 04-09-17
    LauraJean 04-09-17
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    "Wonderful!"

    An outstanding performance by Susan Lyons brings the story of the White Queen by Philippa Gregory to life beautifully. I thoroughly enjoyed every this presentation, and recommend it to everyone who loves fiction based on actual history.

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    K. Roper Waco, Tx USA 04-06-17
    K. Roper Waco, Tx USA 04-06-17 Member Since 2017

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    "I love Philippa Gregory books!"

    I thought it was great. I have her entire series and I can't wait to start the next one.

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    Rose 02-14-17
    Rose 02-14-17
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    "I'm a sucker for historical fiction"

    This was no disappointment. I greatly appreciate Philippa's writing style and detail. This series brings a fascinating speculation to this particular time period in English history.

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    Perpetual Mommy 02-10-17

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    "Narrator takes you inside the mind of Elizabeth Woodville"

    You know you've found a good audiobook when you can see yourself as the main character. The way the narrator performed made me feel like I was actually in 15th century England watching all of these events transpire. And, as always, Philippe Gregory's writing is superb. I also read another book she contributed to "The women of the Cousin's War" that I highly recommend you read with this book. It explains the actual evidence and histories of Jaquetta, Margaret Beaufort, and Elizabeth Woodville. And despite being a book on history, I didn't get bored and put it down to never read again.

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    Beth 01-30-17
    Beth 01-30-17
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    "Interesting Twist"
    Any additional comments?

    I at first thought this was mostly fiction, when about half way through I realized how close it stayed to the facts while telling an interesting story.

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    Cindy 01-26-17
    Cindy 01-26-17 Member Since 2015
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    "I really enjoy her books"

    I love the way she takes the facts from history and delivers them with such away that keeps you wanting to know more and more.

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    "Great writing"

    I love most of Gregory's books about Tudors and Plantagenets. And what makes an audiobook better is a good narrator- except Susan Lyons just sounds like she's trying too hard, over-pronouncing and elongating. However, I'm sure she, as an employee, was following someone's instructions, so really, my issue is with whoever on earth was in charge of overseeing narration!

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    shannon boyce 12-10-16
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    "Starts as a sappy romance novel... but WAIT"
    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Oh heck no... In fact, I stopped listening to this book early on because it seems to be just a stupid romance novel. I planned to return it but hadn't gotten around to it yet. But on a long trip, I finished another book and found I had nothing to listen to so I gave this book another chance. Voila - the fascinating part finally begins! Once again all the elements I look for in Phillipa Gregory's books unfolded. History, intrigued galore. Definitely worth getting through the silly beginning.


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