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    • 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 19
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      5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • A good historical novel but this one wasn't for me

    • By Tamara on 20-11-2017

    Non-member price: $24.97

    • A Respectable Trade

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jenny Agutter
    • Length: 2 hrs and 51 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3.5 out of 5 stars 2
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      3 out of 5 stars 2

    Bristol in 1787 is booming, from its stinking docks to its elegant new houses. Josiah Cole, a small dockside trader, is prepared to gamble everything to join the big players of the city. But he needs ready cash and a well-connected wife. An arranged marriage to Frances Scott is a mutually convenient solution. Trading her social contacts for Josiah's protection, Frances enters the world of the Bristol merchants and finds her life and fortune dependent on the respectable trade of sugar, rum, and slaves.

    Non-member price: $10.91

    • The Constant Princess

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Samantha Bond
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 14

    As a little girl Katherine of Aragon was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Henry VII of England, and was raised in the palace of the Alhambra, knowing that she would be queen of England. In 1501, the teenage Spanish princess arrives in her new kingdom, but the future is turned upside down with the death of her handsome young husband - only six months after the wedding. Transformed from beloved bride to superfluous widow, Katherine endures hardship and loneliness as the Tudor court slowly squeezes her out of royal circles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great

    • By Glenda on 02-07-2014

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • The Boleyn Inheritance

    • Boleyn, Book 2
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 6 hrs and 5 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 8
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 7

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Emilia Fox weaves a spell telling this tale

    • By Robyn Marginson on 06-03-2016

    Non-member price: $12.72

    • The Other Queen

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Bianca Amato, Dogmara Dominczyk, Graeme Malcolm
    • Length: 6 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • The Virgin's Lover

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Rupert Penry-Jones
    • Length: 5 hrs and 47 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 6

    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.

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • The Other Boleyn Girl

    • Boleyn, Book 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Emilia Fox
    • Length: 7 hrs and 18 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 24
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 23

    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.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • ABRIDGED! Half the book is missing...

    • By Nola J Pearce on 26-03-2018

    Non-member price: $13.26

    • Meridon

    • Wideacre, Book 3
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Charlie Sanderson
    • Length: 20 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 4

    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.

    Non-member price: $44.94

    • A Respectable Trade

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Adjoa Andoh
    • Length: 17 hrs and 25 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 2

    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

    Non-member price: $25.82

    • Um Reich und Krone

    • Das Erbe der Tudors 2
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 16 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Das ergreifende Schicksal dreier Tudor-Schwestern zwischen Herrschaftspflicht und Selbstbestimmung. Den Tudors mangelt es an männlichen Erben. Ohne es zu wollen, geraten so die drei Schwestern Jane, Katherine und Mary Grey in die Auseinandersetzungen um die Thronfolge. Zwar fügt sich Jane in ihr Schicksal und ergreift die Krone. Doch die Spiele der Macht beherrscht sie nicht: Mary, Halbschwester des verstorbenen Königs, sammelt eine Allianz hinter sich und begehrt auf. Auch das Leben von Katherine und der klugen, kleinwüchsigen Mary scheint von da an vorgezeichnet - den Kämpfen am Hof können sie nicht entrinnen.

    Non-member price: $34.33

    • Wolfsschwestern

    • Das Erbe der Tudors 1
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Gabriele Blum
    • Length: 18 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
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    Ein kurzer Blick in die Augen von Katharina von Aragón genügt, und Margaret Tudor weiß: Auf ewig werden sie verbunden sein - der Aufstieg der einen bedeutet immer das Unglück der anderen. Als Katharina, Königin von England, die Leiche von Margarets Mann, dem schottischen König, als Trophäe vom Schlachtfeld präsentiert, werden sie zu Feindinnen. Und die Liebe scheint nur Margarets Schwester finden zu dürfen: Mary, Königin von Frankreich.

    Non-member price: $37.85

    • Deux sœurs pour un roi

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Maud Rudigoz
    • Length: 18 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
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    Introduite au palais de Westminster, à l'âge de 14 ans, Marie Boleyn est séduite par le roi Henri VIII auquel elle donnera deux enfants. D'abord éblouie par le jeune souverain, elle comprend très vite qu'elle sert d'appât au milieu des complots dynastiques. Quand l'intérêt du roi pour elle s'émousse, le clan Boleyn demande à sa sœur et rivale, Anne, de le séduire à son tour. Marie, désormais en disgrâce, ne peut qu'assister, impuissante, au succès de sa sœur, dont l'ambition n'a plus de limites.

    Non-member price: $45.75

    • Skæbnehjulet

    • Rosekrigene 3
    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Jette Mechlenburg
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
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    En medrivende historisk fortælling, rig på lidenskab og legender: Om Jacquetta af Luxembourg, som besidder en sjette sans og fornemmer, at datteren Elizabeth går en ganske særlig fremtid i møde. Allerede som 19-årig bliver Jacquetta af Luxembourg enke og trodser gængs skik og brug ved anden gang at gifte sig af kærlighed. Sammen med sin nye mand, Richard Woodville, indtager hun en fremtrædende plads i det engelske kongehus som dronningens fortrolige, og spiller - med sin list, sin loyalitet og sin farlige evne til at spå om fremtiden - en helt afgørende rolle i kampen om tronen.

    Non-member price: $33.70

    • The Virgin's Lover

    • By: Philippa Gregory
    • Narrated by: Davina Porter
    • Length: 17 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
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    In the autumn of 1558, church bells across England ring out the joyous news that Elizabeth I is the new queen. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair. Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

    Non-member price: $41.06

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