Books in series6
(4.2 based on 538 ratings)
  • 1
    The Constant Princess | Philippa Gregory

    The Constant Princess

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Samantha Bond

    Katherine of Aragon is born Catalina, the Spanish Infanta, to parents who are both rulers and warriors. Aged four, she is betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, and is raised to be Queen of England. She is never in doubt that it is her destiny to rule that far-off, wet, cold land. Her faith is tested when her prospective father-in-law greets her arrival in her new country with a great insult; Arthur seems little better than a boy; the food is strange and the customs coarse.

    very good

    good story, narration with Spanish accent excellent however used for Henry also so confusing occasionally.

    Reviewed on 06 January 2018 by Phil ()
  • 2
    The Other Boleyn Girl: Boleyn, Book 1 | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Boleyn Girl: Boleyn, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox

    Politics and passion are inextricably bound together in this compelling drama. The Boleyn family is keen to rise through the ranks of society, and what better way to attract the attention of the most powerful in the land than to place their most beautiful young woman at court? But Mary becomes the king's mistress at a time of change. He needs his personal pleasures, but he also needs an heir. The unthinkable happens and the course of English history is irrevocably changed.

    Brilliant! shame about the narrator

    A brilliant listen. Don't know where the time went - it certainly made pounding the treadmil a lot easier and couldn't believe I'd got to the end. My ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 March 2008 by Sharon (Angmering, United Kingdom)
  • 3
    The Boleyn Inheritance: Boleyn, Book 2 | Philippa Gregory

    The Boleyn Inheritance: Boleyn, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 5 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox

    The last Boleyn is Jane, Lady Rochford - widow of the disgraced George Boleyn. Caught in the intrigues of the Tudor court, she maneuvers for personal position as her family, in turn, tries to manipulate her. The king has married again; his bride is the deceptively astute Anne of Cleves. Her wits are tested as she senses a trap closing around her, with the Howards ready to take advantage of her fall.

    Beautifully read

    Lovely narration from Emilia Fox. I was completely lost in each character! Highly recommend and I'm moving on to the next in the series.

    Reviewed on 16 February 2018 by Amazon Customer ()
  • 4
    The Queen's Fool | Philippa Gregory

    The Queen's Fool

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Emilia Fox

    Here is a stunning novel set in the Tudor court, as the rivalry between Queen Mary and her half-sister, Elizabeth, is played out against a background of betrayal, conflict and passion.

    History the easy way

    As an admirer of Phillipa Gregory for the stylish way she presents historical facts and turns them into stories that are hard to put down, this is yet..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 August 2014 by Colin Allum ()
  • 5
    The Virgin's Lover | Philippa Gregory

    The Virgin's Lover

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 47 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Rupert Penry-Jones

    Elizabeth I has acceded to the throne of England, a position she has waited and schemed for all her life. She is surrounded by advisers, all convinced that a young woman cannot form political judgements. Elizabeth feels that she can rely on just one man: her oldest friend, Robert Dudley. It is soon plain that he is more than merely a friend.

    the virgin's lover

    a great novel mixing history and a great story, will listen to it again and again

    Reviewed on 04 February 2008 by Valerie (Witney, United Kingdom)
  • 6
    The Other Queen | Philippa Gregory

    The Other Queen

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 18 mins)
    • By Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated By Bianca Amato, Dogmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm

    Mary is queen of Scotland, but she has been forced to flee her land and take refuge in an England that is ruled by her cousin, Elizabeth. But England, precarious in its Protestant state, set against the mighty powers of Spain, France and Rome, doesn't need a charismatic Catholic figurehead at large. So Elizabeth's chief advisor, Cecil, devises a plan in which Mary will live under guard with his trusted accomplice: Bess of Hardwick.

    just ok

    It was quite interesting but not as gripping or engaging as other of her books.

    Reviewed on 20 July 2017 by "anna_myfanwy" ()