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3.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 53.73 out of 5 3.73 (15 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Cynthia Harrod-Eagles Narrator: Christopher Scott Publisher: Hachette Digital Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2011 ISBN:
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This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.

The Morland Dynasty is entertainment of the most addictive kind.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shannon | 2/17/2014

    " This book is long and is a rather slow read. I get why: it's setting up a foundation (get it!?!) for a dynasty. However I was a little disappointed by the lack of character development. This novel, however, is great for its historical backdrop. I'll probably give the second in the series a shot as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki | 2/8/2014

    " I have read great reviews about this series and was really looking forward to getting stuck in. However I have to say that I was reallly disappointed. I didn't feel like I could get to know any of the characters (except Eleanor, whom I could not like at all). The book was simply weighed down with far too many facts and too much information and I frequently found myself confused with who was who. I did try to persevere and read the next book but sadly didn't get on with that either. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hazel | 2/1/2014

    " Over several years of visits to my local library, I sampled Harrod-Eagles' series on English history. I never tried to read them in order, and I must admit, although they are quite adequately written, none of them stayed in my memory. Two stars then, for the books in general. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 1/19/2014

    " I love historical fiction and this beginning book in this series was definitely not a disappointment. Although I did have a few problems keeping up with the names, I thoroughly enjoyed the story. The details were great and the story was good. I can't wait to read the next one! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lulu | 1/16/2014

    " I could not put this book down! I like both historical fiction and family sagas. This work contained both. It takes place during the turbulent end of the Plantagents and rise of the Tudors in England. Using that already dramatic history as a background for the equally operatic lives of the Morland family, Harrod-Eagles weaves a riveting tale with a strong matriarch at the center (gotta love that). This is a series with quite a few titles and I can't wait for the number two to arrive at my library branch! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Luci | 1/8/2014

    " This is an entertaining book. Will I continue with the series? Yes, because the author manages to make the history of England as important of a character as the Morlands. Not the best written historical fiction I've read but it does work for historical brain candy. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shari | 12/4/2013

    " The book is all in all a great read. Eleanor is truly a strong and determined woman of her time. She shows great strength in keeping her family together. The background history of the narrative reads well and real. The story spans a long range of England's Dark Age. Educational. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bookworm1858 | 11/22/2013

    " I really wanted to fall in love with this but I hated the matriarch of the family-she sucked! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Debbie | 11/15/2013

    " Enjoyed the start of a good series. Will read one between heavier books just to enjoy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy | 8/20/2013

    " The historical part of this book was so interesting. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jody | 6/3/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book! Great historical fiction of the fifteenth century......I guess there are over 30 books in the Morland Dynasty Series and I would love to read them all over time, but am a bit frustrated as the library does not have them all. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darcy | 2/19/2013

    " So I must of found this series amazing because I ended up reading 26 books in the series. I just found out there are a total of 33 books in this series so I better get reading!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Judith | 1/14/2013

    " This is a 32 book series. This book traces the Morland family from the wedding of Robert Morland to Eleanor Courteney in 1434 until Eleanor's death in 1486 at age 70. I really enjoyed this book and hope to get the next one soon. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Margaret | 10/7/2012

    " I really enjoyed this book,. I love old england. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Josue Perez | 8/23/2012

    " A great start to the series. Full of everything! "

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