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The Favoured Child Audiobook

The Favoured Child: Wideacre, Book 2

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Second in the best-selling Wideacre Trilogy, a compulsive drama set in the 18th century. By Philippa Gregory, the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover.

The Wideacre estate is bankrupt, the villagers are living in poverty and Wideacre Hall is a smoke-blackened ruin. But in the Dower House, two children are being raised in protected innocence. Equal claimants to the inheritance of Wideacre, rivals for the love of the village, they are tied by a secret childhood betrothal but forbidden to marry.

Only one can be the favoured child. Only one can inherit the magical understanding between the land and the Lacey family that can make the Sussex village grow green again. Only one can be Beatrice Lacey's true heir.

©2006 Philippa Gregory (P)2017 Audible, Ltd

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    Mrs. O. W. Hawkins 22/09/2017
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    "Thoroughly enjoyable"

    The story made me cry but I could not stop listening, keen to hear the next turn of events

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    Lindsay 05/11/2017
    Lindsay 05/11/2017 Member Since 2016
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    Kept me listening but seems to be written mainly to provide a narrative for next book. Hoping that's a bit better.

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    "Good Reader but Repetitive and Disappointing"

    I'm a fan of Philippa Gregory but was disappointed in this one. Kate Rawson does a fine job of reading but the story is long and the theme repeats over and over. How many chapters or pages can we endure while the villain does terrible things and the (supposed) heroine is too weak to do anything. How long must we wait while everyone suffers from the wrath of a psychopath while the main character, stands by? After a while it's hard to have sympathy for the heroine. Additionally, there are many many pages where dialogue is simply repeated. Example; Character1 gives a speech to Character2 about "you're screwed now", Character2 responds "what?!" and Character1 repeats the entire long speech again. This is not rare. It happens throughout the book. Too much repetition. Bad enough with the dialogue but worse when the situations are repetitive. Maybe this book would be better if it was shorter. After the main characters get beyond childhood, the whole book keeps repeating the same set of circumstances until I wouldn't have minded if someone killed the heroine to end the book.
    Sorry because I'm a huge fan of Philippa Gregory. If you don't like this book, don't let it deter you from listening to her other books. .

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful

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