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    • The Last Tudor

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 19 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 390
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 351
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 349

    Jane Grey was Queen of England for nine days. Using her position as cousin to the deceased king, her father and his conspirators put her on the throne ahead of the king's half sister Mary, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her crown and locked Jane in the Tower. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner's block. There Jane turned her father's greedy, failed grab for power into her own brave and tragic martyrdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Loved the book but was confused by the muddle of the recording.

    • By Lin on 12-08-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Tidelands

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Louise Brealey
    • Length: 15 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      0 out of 5 stars 0
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    Alinor, a descendant of wise women, crushed by poverty and superstition, waits in the graveyard under the full moon for a ghost who will declare her free from her abusive husband. Instead she meets James, a young man on the run, and shows him the secret ways across the treacherous marsh, not knowing that she is leading disaster into the heart of her life. Suspected of possessing dark secrets in superstitious times, Alinor’s ambition and determination mark her out from her neighbours. 

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Red Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emily Watson, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 12 hrs and 26 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 218

    The Red Queen tells the story of the child-bride of Edmund Tudor, who, although widowed in her early teens, uses her determination of character and wily plotting to infiltrate the house of York under the guise of loyal friend and servant, undermine the support for Richard III and ultimately ensure that her only son, Henry Tudor, triumphs as King of England.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A wicked woman wins!

    • By Kirstine on 04-02-12

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Queen’s Fool

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Yolanda Kettle
    • Length: 21 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 62
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 53
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 53

    1553. Hannah Green, the young daughter of a Jewish bookseller, is forced out of Spain by the Inquisition, and becomes an unlikely player at the fractious Tudor Court. Her gifts of foresight mean that she is given, as a Holy Fool to the newly crowned Mary I. But as Mary’s grip on the throne loosens, threatened by the ambitions of her sister, Elizabeth, Hannah is trapped in the deadly rivalry between the daughters of Henry VIII.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Her best book yet.

    • By Mrs Harriet Watson on 03-02-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Vanessa Kirby
    • Length: 22 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 80
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 74
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 73

    1521. Young Mary Boleyn arrives at court, maid in waiting and favourite of Queen Katherine of Aragon. Yet Mary catches the eye of the capricious king, and - propelled by the ambitions of the powerful Boleyn family - she betrays her queen and takes her place as Henry VIII’s new mistress. But while Mary is in childbed, a rival comes to court: her sister Anne, a young woman ruthless in her drive to become queen.  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful - but needs an edit

    • By Daisy on 15-08-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Three Sisters, Three Queens

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato
    • Length: 21 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 531
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 529

    When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined - with Margaret's younger sister, Mary - to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • quite good

    • By nana devon on 01-10-16

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • The Tudor Court, Book 4
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Pippa Bennett-Warner, Georgia Maguire, Cathleen McCarron
    • Length: 17 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 48
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 47

    1539. Anne of Cleves wins the dangerous prize of becoming Henry VIII’s fourth wife. From the start, Anne’s royal blood, education and fierce intelligence count for nothing as the king pursues young Katherine Howard. Katherine is a pawn in the political manoeuvres of her ambitious family; unprepared for the dangers that await, she steps into their trap. At her side is kinswoman Jane Boleyn, who has served - and betrayed - one queen already: her sister-in-law Anne, who died on Henry’s scaffold. Will Jane betray a second queen to the headsman?  

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Listen to this if you are a Tudor fan

    • By js on 21-07-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Favoured Child

    • Wideacre, Book 2
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Kate Rawson
    • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 128
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 120

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Middle in many senses

    • By Lindsay on 05-11-17

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Other Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Richard Armitage, Alex Kingston, Madeleine Leslay
    • Length: 16 hrs and 32 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 76
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 71
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72

    1568. Mary Queen of Scots, fleeing rebellion in her kingdom, is offered a safe haven by Elizabeth I with George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. The arrival of an extravagent queen turns the household upside down, as it becomes clear that the visit is a house arrest. Queen Mary makes Bess’ hard-won house a centre for unrest and treason, and - perhaps worst of all - Mary Queen of Scots’ fabled beauty starts to work on the Tudor loyalist, Bess’ own husband, George.   

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Differing vocal levels

    • By D. Gillespie on 14-11-18

    Regular price: £8.49

    • The White Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox, Sandra Duncan, Gareth Armstrong
    • Length: 7 hrs and 19 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 308
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 230
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 231

    Internationally bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings the tumult and intrigue of The Wars of the Roses to vivid life through the women of the House of Lancaster and the House of York, beginning with the story of Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen. A woman who won the love of a king and ascended to royalty by virtue of her beauty, Elizabeth fought tenaciously for the success of her family -- her daughter who would one day unite the warring dynasties, and her two sons whose eventual fate has confounded historians for centuries: the Princes in the Tower.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Frustrated about unabridged version not available

    • By Amazon Customer on 07-04-13

    Regular price: £14.39

    • The Lady of the Rivers

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Tracy-Ann Oberman
    • Length: 5 hrs and 57 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 118
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106

    Jacquetta, daughter of the count of Luxembourg and kinswoman to half the royalty of Europe, was married to the great Englishman John, duke of Bedford, uncle to Henry VI. Widowed at the age of 19, she took the extraordinary risk of marrying a gentleman of her household for love and then carved out a life for herself as Queen Margaret of Anjou's close friend and a Lancaster supporter - until the day that her daughter Elizabeth Woodville fell in love and married the rival king Edward IV.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • This is NOT unabridged

    • By K. M. Woodhouse on 26-07-16

    Regular price: £10.99

    • The White Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Sarah Feathers
    • Length: 18 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 294
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 260
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 262

    The haunting story of the mother of the Tudors, Elizabeth of York, wife to Henry VII. Beautiful eldest daughter of Edward IV and Elizabeth Woodville - the White Queen - the young princess Elizabeth faces a conflict of loyalties between the red rose and the white. Forced into marriage with Henry VII, she must reconcile her slowly growing love for him with her loyalty to the House of York, and choose between her mother's rebellion and her husband's tyranny. Then she has to meet the Pretender, whose claim denies the House of Tudor itself.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Trip back in time

    • By Rusly on 03-12-15

    Regular price: £15.99

    • A Respectable Trade

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 49
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 45
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 44

    The devastating consequences of the slave trade in the 18th century are explored through the powerful but impossible attraction of well-born Frances and her slave, Mehuru. From the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Five star performance

    • By Lauren on 27-02-19

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Virgin’s Lover

    • The Tudor Court, Book 7
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Perdita Weeks
    • Length: 16 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 35
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 29

    1558. After years of waiting, Princess Elizabeth accedes to the throne of England. For many, Elizabeth’s ascension is a glorious new dawn. Not so for Amy Dudley, whose ambitious husband, Sir Robert, is the acknowledged favourite of the new queen - a queen who must marry to secure her survival. But Robert Dudley has many powerful enemies. And although she is clearly besotted with him, the virgin queen will not risk her hold on the throne. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Enthralling 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟

    • By Stu Young on 16-02-19

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Kingmaker's Daughter

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 15 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 138
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 119

    Anne Neville and her sister Isabel are daughters of the most powerful magnate in 15th century England. Ever ruthless, always plotting, in the absence of a son and heir, Warwick sets about using his daughters as pawns in his political games. Anne grows from a delightful child brought up at the court of Edward IV and his queen, Elizabeth Woodville, intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester. Her life is overturned when her father turns on his former allies, escapes England and invades with an enemy army.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • fantastic story, performed very well.

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-09-17

    Regular price: £15.99

    • Meridon

    • Wideacre, Book 3
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 131
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 121
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 120

    The third volume in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. Set in the 18th century, they launched the career of Philippa Gregory, the best-selling author of The Other Boleyn Girl and Three Sisters, Three Queens. Meridon, a desolate Romany girl, is determined to escape the hard poverty of her childhood. Riding bareback in a travelling show while her sister, Dandy, risks her life on the trapeze, Meridon dedicates herself to freeing them both from danger and want.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • A good end to a twisted saga

    • By VP on 21-05-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Virgin Earth

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: David Thorpe
    • Length: 25 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 26

    John Tradescant the Younger has inherited his father’s unique collection of plants along with his unerring ability to nurture them. But as gardener to Charles I, he confronts an unbearable dilemma when England descends into Civil War. Fleeing from the chaos, John travels to the Royalist colony of Virginia in America. But the virgin land is not uninhabited. John’s plant hunting brings him to live with the native people, and he learns to love and respect their way of life just as it is threatened by the colonial settlers. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Loved every minute

    • By Mrs F Barrow on 17-04-19

    Regular price: £18.99

    • Wideacre

    • Wideacre, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emma Powell
    • Length: 26 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 262
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 237
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 233

    Philippa Gregory's first story in the best-selling Wideacre trilogy. A compelling tale of passion and intrigue set in the 18th century. From the author of The Other Boleyn Girl and The Virgin's Lover. Wideacre Hall, set in the heart of the English countryside, is the ancestral home that Beatrice Lacey loves. But as a woman of the 18th century, she has no right of inheritance. Corrupted by a world that mistreats women, she sets out to corrupt others.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • More like "50 shades of grey".....

    • By Amazon Customer on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £29.99

    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Karina Fernandez
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 33

    1491. Henry VII’s eldest son, Arthur Tudor, Prince of Wales, has been betrothed since childhood to the Spanish princess Katherine of Aragon. Their marriage will cement the alliance Henry Tudor craves to secure his country. But when Arthur’s sudden death leaves an 11-year-old boy heir to the kingdom, Henry Tudor must choose whether to send Katherine back to Spain or to marry her himself. Katherine has no son from her brief marriage to secure her future; her substantial dowry and his powerful contract are at stake.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Boring.

    • By Mrs Harriet Watson on 18-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Changeling

    • Order of Darkness, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Charlie Cox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 116
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 89
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 91

    The year is 1492. Sixteen-year-old Titus Devere is thrown out of his religious order after proving that a divine revelation (blood streaming from a religious icon) was a fake, using his knowledge of Moorish science. He is brilliant and gorgeous but, cast as a heretic, he is sent to the Vatican in Rome where he expects to be punished or executed. Instead he is recruited into a secret order investigating strange occurrences across Europe. Known as The Order of the Dragon, it is headed up by a mysterious man with a tattoo of a coiled dragon on his arm.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Changeling: Order of Darkness, Book 1

    • By Diane on 06-02-13

    Regular price: £14.39

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