Emma of Normandy
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(4.2 based on 407 ratings)
  • 1
    Shadow on the Crown: A Novel | Patricia Bracewell

    Shadow on the Crown: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Patricia Bracewell
    • Narrated By Katie Firth
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In 1002, 15-year-old Emma of Normandy crosses the Narrow Sea to wed the much older King Athelred of England, whom she meets for the first time at the church door. Thrust into an unfamiliar and treacherous court, with a husband who mistrusts her, stepsons who resent her and a bewitching rival who covets her crown, Emma must defend herself against her enemies and secure her status as queen by bearing a son.

    The Year 1000--To Be Continued

    Interesting fictionalized presentation of the politics of post-Alfred (and pre-Norman) England. This is a time period of which I have read little h..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 18 2013 by S. Wells ()
  • 2
    The Price of Blood: Emma of Normandy, Book 2 | Patricia Bracewell

    The Price of Blood: Emma of Normandy, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 46 mins)
    • By Patricia Bracewell
    • Narrated By Heather Wilds
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    Performance
    (112)
    Story
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    Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder.

    Good story, bad narration

    This is a sweeping saga and I look forward to the next book in the series.
    In this episode however, I found the narrators sing song,voice and rep..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 05 2015 by Kathy Fiscus ()