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3.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 53.45 out of 5 3.45 (11 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Plaidy Narrator: Jilly Bond Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: April 2008 ISBN:
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Scotland has been torn apart by civil war, and the young and passionate Catholic Mary Queen of Scots is in the hands of her enemies. Under duress, Mary abdicates in favour of her son, James VI, and flees to England for safety, boldly seeking refuge with her cousin, Queen Elizabeth I. But Elizabeth has never trusted the ambitious Catholic queen and has Mary imprisoned.

So begins the treacherous battle between two of history's most powerful and ruthless women. Without once meeting her cousin, Mary is held captive for 19 years, whilst Elizabeth rules in the shadow of countless Catholic plots against her life. Download and start listening now!

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Judy | 9/11/2012

    " A dim depressing business, Mary Queen of Scots' captivity - for whatever character flaws Mary may have had, she is depicted with compassion. I think Jean Plaidy did an excellent job with this one, making a dreary story entertaining and suspenseful even as we know the ending. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ingrid | 6/1/2012

    " Well written, but for me, too many details for and ending well known. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Louisa | 5/13/2011

    " Ugh. Poor writing, and little character development by page 100. Not worth finishing. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lauren | 1/15/2011

    " This was one of the first books I have read that wasnt praising Elizabeth. I have never been a fan of Elizabeth(maybe thats why i cant get through allison weir's book) and this book showed her true colors. I have always liked the story of Mary and have felt for her in many books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen Hood | 12/28/2010

    " Eh, decent "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara W | 7/16/2010

    " This is the second book in a two-part series about Mary Queen of Scots. It started off a little slow for me (she's a prisoner throughout the whole book - how much can really happen?), but by the end I was hooked and sad about Mary's fate. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 A. Joyce | 5/10/2010

    " Was there ever a queen so different from Elizabeth I? Mary's naivete is almost embarrassing, and yet you can't help cheering her on... even when you know how gruesomely it's going to end... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deb | 1/3/2010

    " I love all the Jean Plaidy books on English royalty. They are easy and interesting. She is the author who got me so obsessed with English history, even though I studied American history in school. I particularly enjoy this book on Edward III. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becci | 8/10/2009

    " Different spin on the usual Mary/ Elizabeth story. An interesting read "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Zara | 9/2/2008

    " One of the reasons that I think I liked this book so much is because I'm related to Mary, Queen of Scots...completely aside from that, I think it's a great book and am definitely planning on reading Plaidy's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sara W | 7/19/2007

    " First of Jean Plaidy's two books about Mary, Queen of Scots. Started off good (when she's in France), but got pretty slow in the middle once she came back to Scotland. It picked up towards the end, so I'm hoping the next book is better. "

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About the Author
Author Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

About the Narrator

Jilly Bond has worked extensively in theater and radio for many years. Her stage credits include Miranda in The Tempest, Fiona in When I Was a Girl I Used to Scream and Shout, and Anita in A Small Family Business. She is regularly heard in dramas for Radio 4 and the BBC World Service. She has won two AudioFile Earphones Awards for her audiobook narration.