Illegitimate children, adulterous queens, impotent kings, and a whole dynasty resting on their shoulders. Sex and childbirth were quite literally a matter of life or death for the Tudors.
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The book is interesting and enjoyable, but the reader frequently mispronounces words, confuses words and generally appears to have a poor understanding of what she is reading. This is a pity as it is a good book.
Anyone capable of getting the words right.
I'm sorry to say but I had to stop listening to this book. The narrator, I felt, was not too good. There were mispronounced words, slow pronunciation of words. This can't all be placed at the door of the narrator, some must be placed with the editor. I regret not being able to complete the book as the Tudor era is one of my favourite periods.
"In bed, meaning giving birth"
The title is a little deceiving, the story is arranged around the Tudor women's pregnancies and childbirth experiences. I thought it was full of many new tidbits about a time and a monarchy that too much may have been written about. I enjoyed the book, surprisingly. The narration isn't great, but I have certainly heard worse.
"DECENT HISTORICAL ACCOUNT - AWFUL NARRATOR !"
This is pure fact, much of it overlooked in other history books,. However this is the worst narrator ever, especially for a book that is entirely narrative with little or no dialogue.
Not at all! Amy Licence totally ruins this book. She reads way too fast, fumbles words, and mispronounces even more. Her voice is shrill, irritating, and lispy. The book had not been rated at all when I bought it but I figured how bad could a story about the Tudors be? Answer: VERY BAD AS NARRATED BY AMY LICENCE!
She's just not experienced enough. A more dynamic narrator like Nadia May, Wanda McCaddon or Simon Vance could have made this a 5-star read.
Yes, it could start with one on the Plantegenets as a prequel. The sex lives of the the rich and Royal is well told in the original book.
I could only take a few hours of this book due to the exceedingly bad narrator. Also the recording production is full of reverb which only exacerbates the narrator's poor performance. With another narrator, this could be a really good work. As it is now, it's not worth the credit.
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