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A Dangerous Inheritance Audiobook

A Dangerous Inheritance

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The year is 1562. Lady Catherine Grey, cousin of Elizabeth I, has just been arrested along with her husband, Edward. Their crime is to have secretly married and produced a child who might threaten the Queen's title. Alone in her chamber at the Tower of London, Catherine hears ghostly voices; echoes, she thinks, of a crime committed in the same room where she is imprisoned.

©2012 Alison Weir (P)2012 W F Howes Ltd

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    Jo GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom 23/08/2013
    Jo GREAT YARMOUTH, United Kingdom 23/08/2013 Member Since 2011
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    "It does get better"

    The book seems to jump between the Tudor reign, the end of Edwards and the beginning of Marys to be precise, to Richard 3rd without any real indication of why or how this is happening. It is not until chapter 12 that things start to come together. At times it is difficult to work out if you are listening to Kate or Catherines story and at times they tend to blur into one.

    In history reference books it is a requirement to stay detached and showing all sides of historical facts. However, the attempt to do so in this novel has sadly failed and lends to a sitting on the fence atmosphere. I think this is why the main characters in this book seems very shallow. At times listening to Anne and Kate is like listening to children at a school play, who feel credibly awkward and not really believing in what they are saying.

    Anne Nevil spoke the line of the book “…I should not burden you with this…” it is a pity the author didn’t think the same. Unfortunately this book is not up to the usual standard of Alison Weir. The book does get a bit better as you read but it never really gets there. Its like pouring yourself a really nice Chardonnay and getting Lambrini.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Jennifer Southampton, England 07/09/2016
    Jennifer Southampton, England 07/09/2016

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    "Meh and flat"

    The story of lady Jane grey is such a compelling one I felt hopeful this would be a fantastic story.
    It just wasn't.
    The characterisation felt flat. The historical detail felt contrived at times.
    A big fan of Alison Weir's authorship ordinarily I didn't enjoy this one and I gave up on it a few chapters from the end.

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    Tara Turton 14/05/2015
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    "Joined two stories of women in love well"

    Love this book, it had a bit of history, woman power, intrigue and double the pleasure two stories in one and tied them in nicely. A really well done book

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