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    • The Royal Succession

    • The Accursed Kings, Book 4
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 10 hrs
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 34
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    No woman shall succeed in Salique land. Louis X is dead, poisoned, murdered, by the hand of Mahaut d'Artois. Her plan is simple - to clear the path to the throne for her son-in-law, Philippe. However, there is the small matter of Queen Clemence and her unborn child. As the country is thrown into turmoil, Philippe of Poitiers must use any means necessary to save his country from anarchy. However, how far is he willing to go to clear his path to the throne and become King in his own right?

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Iron King

    • The Accursed Kings, Book 1
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 75
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67

    From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work. France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very enjoyable

    • By Kelly on 04-06-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Poisoned Crown

    • The Accursed Kings, Book 3
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 40

    The puny, self-impotent Louis X, having caused his first wife to be murdered and his mistress exiled, becomes besotted with the lovely Clemence, his new Queen. Vacillating between self-pity and vainglory he is caught between the vaulting ambitions of proud, profligate barons….

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • like it

    • By Igor Lavrenchuk on 13-02-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Strangled Queen

    • The Accursed Kings 2
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 8 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 55
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 48

    With King Philip IV dead, and the Kingdom left in disarray, as the fatal curse of the Templars plagues the royal house of France.Imprisoned in Chateau Gaillard, Marguerite of Burgundy has fallen into disgrace. Her infidelity has left her estranged husband, Louis X King of France, with neither heir nor wife.The web of scandal, murder and intrigue that once wove itself around the Iron King continues to afflict his descendants, as the destruction of his dynasty continues at the hands of fate.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Factual and entertaining

    • By Rebecca on 07-07-14

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Lily and the Lion

    • The Accursed Kings, Book 6
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    The royal house of France has fallen. Charles IV is dead, fulfilling the curse of the Templars once and for all. This leaves the path to the throne open for Robert of Artois to place his cousin, Philippe of Valois, upon it. Having committed fraud, perjury and murder in the name of the new king, Robert expects to receive a title and his full reward. But the days of betrayal are far from over and Robert is banished to England.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Best one.

    • By Darrell Rockwood on 14-01-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The She-Wolf

    • The Accursed Kings, Book 5
    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 13 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 30
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25

    Charles IV is now king of France and his sister is Edward II of England’s Queen. Having been imprisoned by Edward as leader of the rebellious English barons, Roger Mortimer escapes to France, where he joins the war against the English Aquitaine. But it is his love affair with Isabella, the ‘She-Wolf of France’, who has come seemingly to negotiate a treaty of peace that seals his fate…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Narration

    • By POS on 21-03-19

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The King Without a Kingdom (The Accursed Kings, Book 7)

    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Peter Joyce
    • Length: 11 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 18

    ‘This was the original GAME OF THRONES' George R.R. Martin' Available for the first time in English, THE KING WITHOUT A KINGDOM is the seventh and final volume of The Accursed Kings series. The reign of the Capetian kings has ended and John II, ‘The Good', second of the Valois dynasty, has taken the throne. Under his leadership the Hundred Years War, one of the longest and bloodiest conflicts in history, escalates and England and France begin to tear each other apart.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great narrator but over stylised narrative

    • By William Hayes on 03-10-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Tistou mit den grünen Daumen

    • By: Maurice Druon
    • Narrated by: Christian Brückner
    • Length: 2 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
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      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Tistou ist der Sohn eines reichen Warenfabrikanten. Wenn er groß ist, wird er die Fabrik erben. Aber Tistou ist ganz anders als andere Kinder. Aus der Schule hat man ihn gleich wieder nach Hause geschickt, nun soll der Gärtner den Unterricht übernehmen. Doch da entdeckt Tistou etwas Sonderbares: Er hat grüne Daumen! Was er mit ihnen berührt, verwandelt sich in grüne Pflanzen. Tistou kann die ganze Welt verändern, und er tut es!

    Regular price: £10.39