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    • In the Shadow of the Sun

    • By: Anne Sibley O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jackie Chung
    • Length: 8 hrs and 56 mins
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    North Korea is known as the most repressive country on Earth, with a dictatorial leader, a starving population, and harsh punishment for rebellion. Perfect place for a family vacation, right? Yet that's exactly where Mia Andrews finds herself, on a tour with her aid-worker father and fractious older brother, Simon. Mia was adopted from South Korea as a baby, and the trip raises tough questions about who she really is. Then her dad is arrested for spying, just as forbidden photographs of North Korean slave-labor camps fall into Mia's hands.

    Regular price: $19.59

    • Queen of the North

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Beth Eyre
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
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    1399: England’s crown is under threat. King Richard II holds on to his power by an ever-weakening thread, with exiled Henry of Lancaster back to reclaim his place on the throne. For Elizabeth Mortimer, there is only one rightful King - her eight-year-old nephew, Edmund. Only he can guarantee her fortunes and protect her family’s rule over the precious northern lands bordering Scotland.

    Regular price: $14.18

    • The Shadow Queen

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Gabrielle Glaister
    • Length: 18 hrs and 14 mins
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    From the Sunday Times best-selling author of The Queen's Choice. A tale of treachery, power-hungry families and legal subterfuges. Woven through it is a remarkable story of a beautiful girl, desirable as a bride, growing to be a woman of foresight and power. A story of love and loyalty and of the cost of personal ambition. The story of the woman who would ultimately wield power as the King Mother to 10-year-old King Richard II.

    Regular price: $18.11

    • Virgin Widow

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Laura Kirman
    • Length: 14 hrs and 32 mins
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    'I was a penniless, landless petitioner, my Neville blood a curse, my future dependent on the charity of those who despised me....' Anne Neville is the heiress and daughter of the greatest powerbroker in the land, Warwick the Kingmaker. Trapped in a deadly tangle of political intrigue, she is a pawn in an uncertain game, used by the houses of Neville, York and Lancaster alike. In England's glittering, treacherous court, not all wish to see the Nevilles raised high.

    Regular price: $17.33

    • The Forbidden Queen

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Emily Lucienne
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
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    An innocent pawn. A kingdom without a King. A new dynasty will reign.... It's 1415. The jewel in the French crown, Katherine de Valois, is waiting under lock and key for King Henry V. While he's been slaughtering her kinsmen in Agincourt, Katherine has been praying for marriage to save her from her misery. But the brutal King wants her crown, not her innocent love. For Katherine, England is a lion's den of greed, avarice and mistrust. And when Katherine is widowed at 21, she is a prize ripe for the taking.

    Regular price: $20.32

    • Devil's Consort

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Emma Gregory
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
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    England's most ruthless Queen. Eleanor, Duchess of Aquitaine, is a determined woman who plots and schemes an astonishing path between two equally powerful men in 12th-century Europe, a woman who can manoeuvre and manipulate to safeguard her own lands as effectively as any power-grasping lord. Eleanor is single-minded in her struggle to keep her inheritance intact, leading her to reject one husband and take another who will fulfil her desires.

    Regular price: $20.32

    • The King's Concubine

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
    • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
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    One marriage. Three people. Proud king. Loving wife. Infamous mistress. 1362. Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent. Alice Perrers, a girl born with nothing but ambition. The Queen has a role waiting for her at court. ‘I have lifted you from nothing Alice. Now you repay me.' Led down the corridors of the royal palace, the young virgin is secretly delivered to King Edward III - to perform the wifely duties of which ailing Philippa is no longer capable. Power has a price, and Alice Perrers will pay it.

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    • The King's Sister

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Jessica Ball
    • Length: 14 hrs and 25 mins
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    One betrayal is all it takes to change history. It's 1382. Daughter of John of Gaunt, sister to the future King Henry IV, Elizabeth of Lancaster has learned the shrewd tricks of the court from England's most powerful men. In a time of political turmoil, allegiance to family is everything. A Plantagenet princess should never defy her father's wishes. Yet headstrong Elizabeth refuses to bow to the fate of a strategic marriage.

    Regular price: $17.33

    • The Scandalous Duchess

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Lucy Paterson
    • Length: 8 hrs and 12 mins
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    If you will be a great man's mistress, you must pay the price.... The Savoy, 1372. Widow Lady Katherine Swynford presents herself for a role in the household of merciless royal prince John of Gaunt, Duke of Lancaster, hoping to end her destitution. But the Duke's scandalous proposition leaves her life of pious integrity reeling.... Seduced by the glare of royal adoration, Katherine becomes John's mistress. She will leave behind everything she has stood for to play second fiddle to his young wife and ruthless ambition.

    Regular price: $20.32

    • The Queen's Choice

    • By: Anne O'Brien
    • Narrated by: Helen Longworth
    • Length: 15 hrs and 15 mins
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    France, 1399: the Duke of Brittany is dead, and his widow, Joanna of Navarre, has inherited control of their land - a testament to her intellect, integrity and political prowess. Then comes an unprecedented proposal from Henry IV, King of England. The price of becoming his Queen? Abandoning her homeland, leaving her children and sacrificing her independence. Henry's hold on the crown is unsteady, and war is brewing.

    Regular price: $18.70