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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (730 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolly Erickson Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2012 ISBN:
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Elizabeth was not just Queen, she was ruler. In an age of male supremacy she, by sheer force of character, became not only the unchallenged leader of the English but also the first leader of an empire upon which the sun never set. Erickson's biography tells the truth about this extraordinary woman and profiles some amazing people - their personalities and culture.

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Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 kelly | 2/20/2014

    " Finally - heavy on the first parts of her reign - and the last 20 years, especially the Essex parts were passed over too quickly.... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 April | 2/18/2014

    " One of the best treatments of Queen Elizabeth. Erickson is a wonderful novelist as well as biographer. I would highly reccomend any of her books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy Svendsen | 2/14/2014

    " A bit tedious, but worth it if you are a Tudor era fanatic. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cece | 2/12/2014

    " Well-done, scholarly yet easy to read bio. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brandi | 2/11/2014

    " I don't read too many biographies, but this one is interesting. Then again, the subject matter is interesting. What a fascinating woman! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 1/23/2014

    " This book is perhaps less detailed than many of the biographies of Elizabeth I, but it succeeds in protraying the complex forces that shaped her character and behavior through turbulent times. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 1/18/2014

    " Very nice biography of this famous daughter of Henry the 8th. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vanessa | 1/18/2014

    " This book made me re-think how history books could be. A great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelli | 1/17/2014

    " If your're interested in Queen Elizabeth I, this is an excellent read. I felt as though I was there with the "Good Queen Bes" as I read through. Occasionally, words for the period are used that are not used now, but that's to be expected. Overall, I very much enjoyed it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Megan Franks | 1/13/2014

    " I consider this book among my all-time favorites, partly because I am an Anglophile (lover of all things British) and partly because the author is quite adept at (pardon the overused phrase) "making history come alive." The story is a well-research biography but reads like pure fiction. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Heyrebekah Alm | 11/26/2013

    " Great nonfiction biography of Queen Elizabeth, well researched but not too dry. I though Erickson was very fair in her assessment of Elizabeth, paying equal attention to both her bad and good qualities. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 11/17/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. Despite the fact that it's historical I found it to be an interesting read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Joan | 11/16/2013

    " I read this and couldn't finish it. Didn't like it. Read more like non-fiction and didn't hold my interest, although I tried and tried. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Phyllis | 11/16/2013

    " I have the 1983 edition...found it in my box of books and read it after I saw the movie....need to revisit "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dana | 11/9/2013

    " This is a good nonfiction account of the life of Elizabeth I. I have read everything I can get my hands on about the Tudors through the years, and I actually learned some things I did not know about the end of her life. I would recommend this! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Badmuthagoose | 9/12/2013

    " The very best biography of Elizabeth I there is, period. This is nonfiction. Very well-researched and told in a story-telling, very engaging and personable way. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Deepali | 7/19/2013

    " history that reads like a story "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Laura Franks | 5/11/2013

    " Great book. Well-written. Learned a lot of English history. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kate | 2/28/2013

    " Erikson once again delivers history in a gripping fashion. Easy to read and so informative for the lover of English royal history. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Riley | 2/21/2013

    " This book is certainly well written and it makes Queen Elizabeth come to life despite four centuries since her death. But it focuses too much on her court and her various love affairs, and not nearly enough on her era beyond the lives of the royalty. "

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