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  • The Tudor Mystery Trials Box Set: The Tudor Heresy, A Queen's Spy and A Queen's Traitor - Medieval Historical Fiction

  • By: Sam Burnell
  • Narrated by: Alex Lancer
  • Length: 21 hrs and 37 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 60
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 59

As Tudor, England erupts following the death of Edward VI, can one young spy protect his queen? International best-selling author Sam Burnell takes us deep into the treacherous world of powerful monarchs, intrigue, murder, and treason with this magnificent new epic, A Queen’s Spy. In 1553, England is torn apart by religious conflict. Power in England shifts precariously between Catholics and Protestants, royalty and commoners clash, testing friendship, loyalty, and brotherly love. 

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  • By Rimsha on 26-07-18

The first audio book I have given up on

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Reviewed: 08-10-18

I am at a complete loss to understand why it was decided that the narration should be by someone who is not able to pronounce key words (eg minute, in the context of 'minute detail' is pronounced as if it were a period of time (60 seconds) and Hazeldene is pronounced with the 'a' as in 'rat'). These disturb one's listening. The narration is in a monotone voice; has little expressiveness and includes pauses mid sentence and sentences being run together when a pause is essential.

My mother and I listen to many historical novels and love them. She gave up too. We gave it 5 or 6 hours. Perhaps, if the story had been stronger I would have continued.