Normally I love to read books physically, I found this to be totally enjoyable in a gender I would normally give a miss. I have to honestly state I ..Show More »found the book totally engaging and in a way addictive. Once started it was difficult to stop. I will now look to more of this type of book, in addition to my standard reading fare of thrillers and crime fiction, and so on. The book is certainly well written and narrated by Ian that I was hooked after the first minute. Audible books was a trial for me, to see if I could actually cope just listening to the words being spoken, instead of having my nose in an actual book. Overall I am really happy that I did so, and have downloaded further books via the app to my smartphone, to continue this relaxing method of book reading. Would I recommend this first book of the Tudor trilogy to others, certainly. It gives the reader the feel of being back in time, and observing the story being told.
After reading book one of the Tudor trilogy I was really hoping this narrator was a lot better than the last one. With relief he was a lot better, but..Show More » he still wasn't as good as other narrators I've listened to. I love the storyline, and the story kept me interested from start to finish. I disliked the way the narrator sometimes made Jasper sound quite feminine and weak where in reality he must have been a true warrior. Maybe this is just the way the narrator speaks. This is why I gave the performance a 3/5. I would definitely recommend both books of this trilogy if you are interested in this period drama. Overall I enjoyed reading the two books so I give this a 4/5 x