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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,922 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Margaret George Narrator: Donada Peters, Wanda McCaddon Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2006 ISBN: 9781415936269
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She was a child crowned a queen…
A sinner hailed as a saint…
A lover denounced as a whore…
A woman murdered for her dreams…

Margaret George’s Mary Queen of Scotland and the Isles brings to life the fascinating story of Mary, who became the Queen of Scots when she was only six days old. Raised in the glittering French court, returning to Scotland to rule as a Catholic monarch over a newly Protestant country, and executed like a criminal in Queen Elizabeth’s England, Queen Mary lived a life like no other, and Margaret George weaves the facts into a stunning work of historical fiction.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “George has created an engrossing novel. Moreover, her deep sympathy for her subject renders Mary an entirely real and unforgettable heroine.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “With a seamless use of original letters, diaries, and poems: a popular, readable, inordinately moving tribute to a remarkable queen.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Hannah Thomas | 2/16/2014

    " Wonderful book. Fan of Margaret. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda (Miss Greedybooks) | 2/8/2014

    " print so small had to take a break. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 2/7/2014

    " Not as involving as some of George's other books, but still a fascinating read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jennifer | 2/1/2014

    " Mary Queen of Scots could trust no one and no one could trust her. This novel does well by sticking with that premise and peopling her story strictly with bad guys. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Carley Conger | 1/19/2014

    " This book was really good for the first few hundred pages, then it really dragged on. I almost quit reading it at page 840-ish. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Regina Growney | 1/12/2014

    " One of the best historical fiction novels that I have ever read. I love reading about the Tudor dynasty. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jodi | 1/7/2014

    " It was okay. The story of Mary Queen of Scotts gets old as she is improsoned for half her life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Evie Benton | 1/2/2014

    " Would have LOVED this, but every 150 pages, there was some horribly perverted passage thrown in. Liked the history very much. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Annika Cleeve | 12/10/2013

    " Yet another well researched book, interesting and well written. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Penny | 10/14/2013

    " This book was chock full of historicity and did a great job of bringing this young, impetuous queen to life, but it was way too salacious in my book. As a movie, it would definitely be rated R, for several scenes. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Erin | 6/15/2013

    " George's writing is as always colorful, rich, vivid, and entertaining. Mary however, was at best pitiful and at worse unforgivably naive. Either way she was the worst type of character, neither hated nor beloved simply grey and there. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oh Ana | 4/1/2013

    " tragische, interessante biographie. dicker schinken!!! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Danielle | 11/14/2012

    " Now THIS is historical fiction so deeply rooted in history that you learn a great deal but the book is SO moving I was crying at the end--can't remember the last time I did that reading a book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassandra | 8/1/2012

    " Tried to read past the first 200 pages and gave up ... maybe I will try again. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Pauline Holman | 4/26/2012

    " Historically indepth, this book read more like a university textbook than an historical novel. Parts were interesting but they were few and far between. The author has managed to turn a fascinating woman's life into a long and very dry read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Carrie Mccausland | 1/1/2012

    " I thought it was interesting, it's was hard to put down. After reading this I feellike queen mary is an old friend. It es a great way to learn about the politics of the period. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rachel | 12/21/2011

    " Long but pretty good! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Beth | 12/2/2011

    " Started out slow, but is getting much better. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Megan | 10/13/2011

    " This book takes an interesting angle on the subject of Queen Mary. It is pretty engaging for a book of it's length (and being a period piece). I love the author's other works, this wasn't my favorite but it is still a good read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Richard | 9/4/2011

    " A challenging period in the history of Great Britain and the Church. Interesting; enjoyable; informative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lee | 5/30/2011

    " This was quite a fun fictive bio of an enigmatic and unfortunate queen. George's work is, as usual, historically thorough without being tedious. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Jacque | 5/23/2011

    " Be careful what you say, where you say it and whom whom you're saying it to. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 4/5/2011

    " I think this might have been the book that got me hooked on historical fiction in the Tudor era when I was about 16. I own it, haven't read it in years but I remember liking it a lot! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Denise | 4/4/2011

    " A bit too long but a decent story nevertheless. Her Autobiography of Henry VIII was the best of her books IMHO. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dina | 4/3/2011

    " Read this book three times! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mary | 3/27/2011

    " I love al of Margaret George's historic novels! Excellent, excellent!! I also love just about anything about Mary Queen of Scots!
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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Julia | 3/12/2011

    " I forced myself to get through this book, not because it was badly written, but because Mary was such an un-admirable person. She made really bad, selfish decisions and she should have abdicated the throne when she was 18. I think that Scotland would have been better of without her. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cathy | 2/27/2011

    " It was a good read, but not a great read. I like my historical fiction to be fairly accurate, recognizing that the conversations tend to be pure fiction. This book contained a lot of letters, which were genuine, but also some love scenes that were, in my opinion, detractors. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 12/16/2010

    " It was a good book but I am not really a fan of Mary. "

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About the Author
Author Margaret George

Margaret George specializes in epic fictional biographies of historical figures, taking pains to make them as factually accurate as possible without compromising the drama. Her bestselling Autobiography of Henry VIII continues to be popular, and The Memoirs of Cleopatra is the basis for the Emmy-nominated Cleopatra miniseries from ABC. All of her books have been bestsellers, with twenty-one foreign translations.

About the Narrator

Wanda McCaddon (a.k.a. Nadia May or Donada Peters) has narrated well over six hundred titles for major audiobook publishers, has earned numerous Earphones Awards, and was named a Golden Voice by AudioFile magazine.