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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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    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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    Ashley 01-08-17
    Ashley 01-08-17
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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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    Catherine Lainys Simpson 11-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Superb as always."

    this author never lets the reader down. couldn't put it down.. super history lesson

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    Florida Girl 11-22-16 Member Since 2012
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    "It just dragged on..."

    ...and on and on and on and on. Thought it would never end. Not her best.

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    Amazon Customer 10-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Story"

    I enjoy Bianca Amato much more than this narrator. Also I found your book, The Red Queen a better story. Thank you.

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    Jean 10-17-16
    Jean 10-17-16 Member Since 2012
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    "Where "Game of Thrones" Got It's Stories"
    What did you like best about this story?

    Having seen this story on STARZ, and fallen in love with Elizabeth, I was excited to hear the book version! The STARZ version followed very closely the book, and it was interesting to visualize the scenes as they played out. I wondered why the TV version just stopped, and was rewarded with the second part of the book, that brought it to conclusion.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The story of Elizabeth succeeding from a commoner to Queen was wonderful. I loved the love story between her and Edward, truly unusual for important people of royalty! To see her succeed becoming Queen and bear many children, with the love and care she showed them all, was my favorite aspect of the story.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    The double standard for men and women made me shake my head! It was expected that men, even the king, would behave as he pleased, while women behaved as they were expected to on surface, though behind the scenes manipulating their fates.


    Any additional comments?

    Taking place in the reign of Edward IV in England, it traced his reign from 1461 to 1483. This story showed how even royal people were pawns, females used for alliances and duty, males trained to be rulers. Just because you had a position in society didn't mean you would maintain it. The constant battles, dangers of the times, threat of succumbing to illness, plotting and manipulations against each other wove interesting tales! "Game of Thrones" demonstrated this, and had glimpses of this time period - the passion of Henry Tutor's mother Margaret to see him king, the battles for position, and the stories of their families, like those of the House of York, Lancaster, and Tudor. It was interesting to look up the timeline of Edward IVs reign, and see two additional successors from the House of York followed him for only 2 years, then was Henry VII from 1485-1509 from the House of Tudor! Bet there's a story there!

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    Jenn 10-14-16
    Jenn 10-14-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story... narration was too "fairy-tale-isn""
    Would you listen to White Queen again? Why?

    I love the story and wanted to hear in on a long journey on my audible; however did not care for the overly fairytale nature of the narrator


    What was one of the most memorable moments of White Queen?

    When they wed


    Did the narration match the pace of the story?

    No


    Any additional comments?

    I couldn't get through it. I felt like Hansel and Gretel were involved.

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    Amazon Customer 10-12-16 Member Since 2016
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    "watched the show, loved both book and show"

    I loved the show and the book is an amazing viewpoint to a controversial character in history! I am a bit of a history and fantasy buff so combining the two really gives me great satisfaction! thank you Phillippa Gregory

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    Jack's Mom Plano, TX 10-02-16
    Jack's Mom Plano, TX 10-02-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Great story, rich detail, nice narrator"

    I love Phillippa Gregory's books, and this one was no exception. The story is beautifully woven together, and the narrator did a wonderful job. I listened to this after Lady of the River, and it all flowed nicely together. Looking forward to the next book in the series.

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