Born in the midst of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort became the greatest heiress of her time. She survived a turbulent life, marrying four times and enduring imprisonment before passing her claim to the crown of England to her son, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs.
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I would try another book written by Elizabeth Norton but I would not listen to another book narrated by Debra Burton.
Yes. It was not the content that was irritating, just the production of the audiobook and narration.
Debra fudged and tripped over her words (these mistakes were left in!). She sounded like she was talking into a cassette tape machine in the bathroom (I could have done that for free). Her voice inflections and word emphasis was out of sync with the content of the story therefore it was unpleasing and difficult to listen to and absorb anything she was saying.
The subject matter is very interesting and Elizabeth Norton's story may have been worth listening to, but the production irritated me so much I could not get to the end. I will have to read her book instead of listen to it.
It is a shame the story was let down by such an amateur production and narration.
This is a period I know well and wanted to learn more about the title character. The blurb was promising, the reading of it, appalling. Constant stumbling over words, emphasis on wrong words, sentences didn't flow, mis-pronunciations, general lack of fluency and energy. Reminded me of a poor reader in school, just saying the words, not reading them for pleasure. Quality of sound was abysmal. I thought there was something wrong with my sound system but no, just a job done on the cheap. Have ordered the book to read myself and returned the audio version.
"Good story about a questionable woman"
Maybe every woman up until recent history was questionable, but the War of the Rose's produced some females that were more ruthless than the men. The author didn't change my opinion that Margaret Beaufort ranked with Margaret of Anjou as a she-devil, but i do think that Margaret Beaufort was smarter. There is new and entertaining information in this but the narration is a little off, but not badly
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