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  • The Winter Crown

  • Eleanor of Aquitaine Trilogy, Book 2
  • By: Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by: Katie Scarfe
  • Length: 18 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 146
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 131
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 129

Eleanor of Aquitaine, one of the most powerful women in Europe, is crowned queen of England beside her young husband Henry II. While Henry battles their enemies and lays his plans, Eleanor is an adept acting ruler and mother to their growing brood of children. But she yearns for more than this - if only Henry would listen. Instead, Henry pushes Eleanor to the sidelines, involving himself with a young mistress and denying Eleanor her rightful authority. As matters reach a crisis, Eleanor becomes caught up in a family rebellion. And even a queen must face the consequences of treason....

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • What about the rest

  • By Jen Berry on 16-10-15

Fascinating history read in a fascinating way

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-10-18

katie Scarfe brought the characters to life by using different intonations and styles of speaking, for each person. i enjoyed this enough to listen three times and I originally only bought it for bedside listening as I find it hard to sleep. So, unfortunately I listened intently and couldn't sleep haha so it became a daytime listen instead. Thanks this was brilliant.

  • The King's Concubine

  • By: Anne O'Brien
  • Narrated by: Sophie Aldred
  • Length: 17 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 48

One marriage. Three people. Proud king. Loving wife. Infamous mistress. 1362. Philippa of Hainault selects a young orphan from a convent. Alice Perrers, a girl born with nothing but ambition. The Queen has a role waiting for her at court. ‘I have lifted you from nothing Alice. Now you repay me.' Led down the corridors of the royal palace, the young virgin is secretly delivered to King Edward III - to perform the wifely duties of which ailing Philippa is no longer capable. Power has a price, and Alice Perrers will pay it.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Thoroughly enjoyable

  • By S A Eden-Ellis on 27-03-19

Wonderful book, wonderfully read.

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-16

Would you listen to The King's Concubine again? Why?

I would listen again because it's such an intricate tale that there are sure to be things you miss with the first hearing.

What did you like best about this story?

The characters are well fleshed out.

What about Sophie Aldred’s performance did you like?

Pleasant engaging voice conveyed the feelings of the characters well.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The Kings death bed scene had me crying too..
Also, when they took everything she had accrued legitimately and banished her.
Her husbands loyalty.

Any additional comments?

Interesting story about a woman I had hardly had knowledge of prior to this.

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