We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.co.uk/access.
 >   > 
A Corruptible Crown Audiobook

A Corruptible Crown

Regular Price:£15.09
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • £7.99/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

It is 1648, and the Civil War, which an exhausted nation had believed over, has been resurrected by a king still determined to be an absolute ruler, and a parliament unable to agree how to govern without him. Blacksmith Jamie Hudson is weary and disillusioned but faces prison if he refuses to re-enlist in the army, and so he is hauled ruthlessly around England as the blood continues to flow.

Meanwhile, Jamie's wife, Lucy, is struggling to survive as a lone woman in London, while working to support the Leveller demands for democracy and freedom. As their lives carry them apart, the two hope desperately for a peace that will finally allow them to be together again.

©2011 Gillian Bradshaw (P)2011 Soundings

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
5.0 (1 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (0)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Beth
    Orford, NH, United States
    11/10/12
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Solid historical detail and a good story, too!"
    What did you love best about A Corruptible Crown?

    The historical detail and the characters were wonderfully realized; the narrator was very good, managing distinct voices for the different people without being distracting, or relying too heavily on different accents.


    Have you listened to any of Patricia Gallimore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    She also narrated the first book in this series, London in Chains, which was also excellent (both the story and the performance).


    Any additional comments?

    I love historical fiction, and Gillian Bradshaw is one of my favorite authors. I wish Audible had performances of all her books!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Vicki
    Montpelier, VA, United States
    08/11/16
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Engaging, entertaining and educational"
    Would you consider the audio edition of A Corruptible Crown to be better than the print version?

    I haven't read the print version. What kind of stupid question is this?


    What did you like best about this story?

    I enjoy historical fiction although a lot of it goes too far into romantic fiction or dramatic fiction. While this has some romance and plenty of drama it's really about normal people dealing with war situations. I knew nothing about the British Civil War so this was an added benefit.


    Have you listened to any of Patricia Gallimore’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have not but she's an excellent narrator and I'd happily listen to another.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Susan
    Garden City, KS, United States
    15/05/14
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Enjoyable and educational"
    Any additional comments?

    I really enjoyed learning more about English history in this book, and I wanted to learn more. The story was engrossing, and it was fascinating to learn about how ordinary people lived in those historic times.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.