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    • The Summer Queen

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 1
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 562
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 521
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 523

    Eleanor of Aquitaine's story deserves to be legendary. She is an icon who has fascinated readers for over 800 years. But the real Eleanor remains elusive - until now. Based on the most up-to-date research, award-winning novelist Elizabeth Chadwick brings Eleanor's magnificent story to life, as never before, unveiling the real Eleanor. Young, golden-haired and blue-eyed Eleanor has everything to look forward to as the heiress to wealthy Aquitaine.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Romance Runs Strong in This One

    • By Sara on 10-04-14

    Regular price: $18.11

    • The Winter Crown

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 2
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 401
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 362
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 364

    It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her. Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. And as her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This series is more romance novel than history.

    • By Kelly on 01-01-17

    Regular price: $19.18

    • The Autumn Throne

    • Eleanor of Aquitaine, Book 3
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
    • Length: 18 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 272
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 259
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 256

    England, 1176. Imprisoned by her husband, King Henry II, Eleanor of Aquitaine, Queen of England, refuses to let her powerful husband bully her into submission, even as he forces her away from her children and her birthright. Freed only by Henry's death, Eleanor becomes dowager Queen of England. But the competition for land and power that Henry stirred up among his sons has intensified to a dangerous rivalry.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautiful story in the vein of Braveheart

    • By Reademandweep on 09-17-16

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Greatest Knight

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 350
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 226

    From humble beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshall steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Could have been Greater.

    • By Rachel on 12-27-10

    Regular price: $33.22

    • The Scarlet Lion

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 316
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 201
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 193

    The prowess and loyalty of the great knight William Marshal have been rewarded by the hand in marriage of Isabelle de Clare. William has weathered the difficult years of King Richard's absence on crusade and is currently serving him on campaign in Normandy. But the stability William and Isabelle have enjoyed comes crashing down as Richard dies and his brother John becomes king. Rebellion stirs throughout the Angevin domains, and William and Isabelle distance themselves in Ireland.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful/Fantastic Listen

    • By A. J. McConachie on 05-31-07

    Regular price: $20.35

    • A Place Beyond Courage

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 111
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    It is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as does his family. His wife, fragile, naïve Aline is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Intriguing

    • By Compute on 07-27-15

    Regular price: $32.91

    • Lady of the English

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Two very different women are linked by destiny and the struggle for the English crown. Matilda, daughter of Henry I, is determined to win back her crown from Stephen, the usurper king. Adeliza, Henry's widowed queen and Matilda's stepmother, is now married to William D'Albini, a warrior of the opposition. Both women are strong and prepared to stand firm for what they know is right. But in a world where a man's word is law, how can Adeliza obey her husband while supporting Matilda, the rightful queen?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very Enjoyable!

    • By Cat Morgan on 09-28-16

    Regular price: $18.48

    • The Wild Hunt

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 12 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 42

    In the wild, windswept Welsh Marches, a noble young lord rides homewards, embittered, angry and in danger. He is Guyon, Lord of Ledworth, heir to threatened lands, husband-to-be of Judith of Ravenstow. Their union will save his lands - but they have yet to meet...for this is Wales at the turn of the 12th century. Dynasties forge and fight, and behind the precarious throne of William Rufus, political intrigue is raging.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful book!

    • By Linda S. on 11-13-17

    Regular price: $22.10

    • To Defy a King

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Patience Tomlinson
    • Length: 16 hrs and 36 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 107

    The privileged daughter of one of the most powerful men in England, Mahelt Marshal’s life changes dramatically when her father is suspected of treachery by King John. Her brothers become hostages and Mahelt is married to Hugh Bigod, heir to the earldom of Norfolk. Adapting to her new life is hard, but Mahelt comes to love Hugh deeply; however, defying her father-in-law brings disgrace and heartbreak.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent +

    • By Compute on 08-21-15

    Regular price: $16.41

    • The Time of Singing

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Peter Wickham
    • Length: 16 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 119
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 86
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 87

    When Roger Bigod, heir to the powerful earldom of Norfolk, arrives at court in 1177 to settle a bitter inheritance dispute with his half-brothers, he encounters Ida de Tosney, young mistress to King Henry II.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great performance of an interesting story.

    • By Kimberly on 06-27-13

    Regular price: $19.25

    • Lords of the White Castle

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 21 hrs and 51 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 94
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49

    Westminster, 1184. As a reward for loyalty to the crown, Fulke FitzWarin becomes companion to Prince John. But the FitzWarins are as proud as they are true, so when John accuses Fulke of cheating at chess, his response is inevitable - and disastrous. Thus begins a bitter and life-long personal rivalry. The FitzWarins dream of returning to their family home, Whittington, taken from them during a war.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fiction / bodice ripper

    • By Lesley on 08-15-10

    Regular price: $34.61

    • Templar Silks

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 15 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    To save his soul, William Marshal takes the perilous road to Jerusalem, but the greatest danger he faces there is losing his heart. England, 1219. Lying on his deathbed, William Marshal, England's greatest knight, sends a trusted servant to bring to him the silk Templar burial shrouds that returned with him from the Holy Land 30 years ago. It is time to fulfil his vow to the Templars and become a monk of their order for eternity.

    Regular price: $21.31

    • The Falcons of Montabard

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38

    In the aftermath of tragedy and scandal, Sabin FitzSimon, illegitimate son of a Norman earl, leaves England for the Holy Land in search of a new beginning.

    At first, it seems impossible, as the demons from his past life return to haunt him, and Sabin finds his back to the wall. In the heat and dust, magnificence and danger of Northern Syria, he must either face himself, or be vanquished.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Another Solid Book From Chadwick

    • By Christina on 02-01-12

    Regular price: $33.22

    • Shields of Pride

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Oliver
    • Length: 14 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Unable to inherit his father's title, Joscelin de Gael, the beloved bastard son of William Ironheart, is serving Henry II when he encounters the lady Linnet de Montsorrel. On her husband's death, Linnet is bestowed on Joscelin as a reward for his loyalty. While Joscelin's half-brothers plot to overthrow their own father, revelations of past loves and family secrets threaten Linnet and Joscelin's relationship.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb

    • By Ann on 01-21-16

    Regular price: $38.33

    • The Winter Mantle

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 19 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    Fresh from the Battle of Hastings, William of Normandy has returned home in triumph, accompanied by the English nobles he cannot trust to be left behind. But Waltheof of Huntingdon is not thinking of rebellion; from the moment he sees Judith, daughter of the king's formidable sister, he knows he has found his future wife. The attraction is mutual, but in mediaeval Europe marriage has little to do with love. When William refuses to let the couple wed, Waltheof joins an uprising against him.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Male Narrator for Elizabeth Chadwick

    • By Tess on 02-10-17

    Regular price: $31.85

    • Daughters of the Grail

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
    • Length: 15 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 3

    Thirteenth-century France: Bridget has grown up mastering the mystical gifts of her ancestor, Mary Magdalene, whose unbroken female lineage has kept a legacy of wisdom alive for a thousand years. But the all-powerful Catholic Church has sworn to destroy Bridget for using her healing talents and supernatural abilities. Her duty to continue the bloodline leads her into the arms of Raoul de Mountvallant – a Catholic.

    Regular price: $21.18

    • The Leopard Unleashed

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 11 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1

    Renard, heir to Ravenstow, is a crusader in Antioch. Summoned home to his ailing father, Renard brings Olwen with him, an exotic dancing girl whose sensuous beauty has ensnared him. Yet Renard is already betrothed to the innocent Elene. Torn between Olwen and Elene, Renard's personal dilemma is set against a background of increasing civil strife as Ranulf of Chester, his greedy neighbour, strives to snatch his lands.

    Regular price: $21.37

    • The Running Vixen

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Charlotte Strevens
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
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    The year is 1126. Heulwen, daughter of Welsh Marcher baron Guyon FitzMiles, has grown up with her father's ward, Adam de Lacey. There has always been a spark between them, but when Heulwen marries Ralf le Chevalier, a devastated Adam absents himself on various diplomatic missions. When Ralf is killed, Heulwen's father considers a new marriage for her with his neighbour's son, Warrin de Mortimer. Adam, recently returned to England, is determined not to lose Heulwen a second time....

    Regular price: $21.37

    • Shadows and Strongholds

    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Christopher Scott
    • Length: 17 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
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    An awkward misfit loathed by his autocratic grandmother, nine-year-old Fulke FitzWarin leaves his family to be fostered in the household of Jocelin de Dinan, lord of Ludlow. Fulke is to train in knightly arts but to succeed he must overcome the deep-seated doubts holding him back. Hawise, Jocelin's youngest daughter, befriends the young Fulke.

    Regular price: $26.53

    • The Greatest Knight

    • The Story of William Marshal
    • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated by: Robert Powell
    • Length: 5 hrs and 56 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2

    An exciting medieval historical about William Marshal, probably the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

    Regular price: $14.94