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3.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 53.4 out of 5 3.40 (10 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Plantagenets and Tudors Series Release Date: January 2011 ISBN: 9781442342347
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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. Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is rampant and foreign war a certainty. Her only chance for survival is to marry, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the ambitious -- and married -- Robert Dudley. As the young couple falls in love, a question hangs in the air: can he really set aside his wife and marry the queen? Intelligent, romantic, and compelling, The Virgin's Lover is the story of a young woman on the brink of greatness. Download and start listening now!

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 jmalek23 | 5/20/2011

    " The Tudors spin so many webs. Another good book by Phillippa. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 5/13/2011

    " Some nice writing and history here but the sex was too raunchy for my taste. The language was overly colorful too. This is fiction!!! You don't have to be that realistic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Amy | 5/9/2011

    " Not nearly as good as the Boleyn books. Maybe Elizabeth I just wasn't as interesting? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mandy | 5/5/2011

    " I loved this one as much as all of her other ones!!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jmalek23 | 5/1/2011

    " Another great read from Philippa. A very easy way to learn history.
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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dawn | 4/28/2011

    " After being a bit disappointed in the Constant Princess, this book definitely redeemed her. Kudos to a great story! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather | 4/5/2011

    " This is probably my least favorite in the series. It just didn't have the spark that the previous books had. Overall still wonderfully written. The ending also left something to be desired but I guess you can't really choose your ending with historical fiction like this can you?! ;) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brittaney | 4/4/2011

    " Being a big fan of Queen Elizabeth this book was a dream come true. Philippa Gregory does an amazing job of breathing life into a character long since past. This was another book I couldn't put down. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Priya | 4/4/2011

    " Some of the quotes were definitely reminiscent of my life "

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

    " Eh. Her other books were better. This book just made me angry. "

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About the Author
Author Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally and New York Times bestselling author of historical novels. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University. She is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Tudor series, which includes the enormously successful book The Other Boleyn Girl. There are currently over a million copies of The Other Boleyn Girl in print in the US alone; it was also made into a successful major motion picture starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Eric Bana. Gregory also regularly contributes short stories, features, and reviews to a number of newspapers and magazines.

About the Narrator

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. In 2006, she won the prestigious Audie Award for Best Female Narration and in 2004 for Best Inspirational Literature Narration.She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and has won nineteen AudioFile Earphones Awards. As an actress, she has appeared on stage at the Vineyard Playhouse and The Square One Theater, among others.