Wideacre
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(3.9 based on 134 ratings)
  • 1
    Wideacre: Wideacre, Book 1 | Philippa Gregory

    Wideacre: Wideacre, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (26 hrs and 41 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emma Powell
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (87)
    Performance
    (80)
    Story
    (79)

    Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

    Refreshing

    I enjoy fiction from this time period and found the story refreshing in a genre oversaturated with the same boring plots. Honestly I don't understand ..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 11 2017 by Ruth ()
  • 2
    The Favoured Child: Wideacre, Book 2 | Philippa Gregory

    The Favoured Child: Wideacre, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 27 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Kate Rawson
    Overall
    (19)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (18)

    The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry. Only one can be the favoured child.

    Good Reader but Repetitive and Disappointing

    I'm a fan of Philippa Gregory but was disappointed in this one. Kate Rawson does a fine job of reading but the story is long and the theme repeats ove..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 22 2017 by Reademandweep (LaLaLand)
  • 3
    Meridon: Wideacre, Book 3 | Philippa Gregory

    Meridon: Wideacre, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Charlie Sanderson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (28)
    Performance
    (28)
    Story
    (28)

    The third volume in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. Set in the 18th century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory, the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show while her sister, Dandy, risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want.

    Didn't love it!

    I read all three books and all of the author's historical fiction novels. These were a disappointment! I didn't like the incest plot or how the book..Show More »

    Reviewed on November 07 2017 by BEBE (Media)