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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Davina Porter Publisher: Simon & Schuster Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2011 ISBN:
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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. One woman hears the tidings with utter dread. Amy Dudley, wife of Sir Robert, knows that the peal of bells she hears will summon her husband once more to power, intrigue, and a passionate love affair with the young queen.

Elizabeth's excited triumph is short-lived. She has inherited a bankrupt country where treason is normal and foreign war a certainty. Her faithful advisor, William Cecil, warns her that she will survive only if she marries a strong prince to govern the rebellious country, but the one man Elizabeth desires is her childhood friend, the irresistible, ambitious Robert Dudley.

Only Robert truly revels in the opportunities of the new reign. He knows he can reclaim his destiny at Elizabeth's side. Elizabeth cannot resist his courtship, and as the young couple slowly falls in love, Robert starts to think the impossible: can he set aside his wife and marry the young queen?

Philippa Gregory paints a picture of a country on the brink of greatness, a young woman grasping at her power, a young man whose ambition is greater than his means, and the wife who cannot forgive them.

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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 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. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.