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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (26 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas B. Costain Narrator: Richard Matthews, Simon Vance Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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This is the fascinating story of the French regime in Canada. Few periods in the history of North America can equal it for romance and color, drama and suspense, great human courage and far-seeing aspiration. Costain, who writes history in the terms of the people who lived it, wrote of this book: “Almost from the first I found myself caught in the spell of these courageous, colorful, cruel days. But whenever I found myself guilty of overstressing the romantic side of the picture and forgetful of the more prosaic life beneath, I tried to balance the scales more properly. [This] is…a conscientious effort at a balanced picture of a period which was brave, bizarre, fanatical, lyrical, lusty, and, in fact, rather completely unbalanced.”

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  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by MzDivaDawn | 8/13/2010

    " I can't get enough of British historical fiction, British royal history, etc (after all, I am half English in heritage, the other half is Italian); however, this was just wayyyy too dry, even for me "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Ginger | 1/11/2010

    " I tried to listen to this but my head fell off because I was so BORED and the way that the history was presented was so overtly romantic and biased. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Curt | 3/16/2009

    " Very good anecdotal history of the earliest plantagenet kings. This is part of a four book series and covers Henry II, Richard I and John. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by ROSALIE | 6/18/2008

    " I cannot put this book down and I am looking forward to the others written about the Plantagenets of England. There is much information about their lives, and the history they were creating. Henry 11...Richard the Lionheart...Thomas a' Becket...for starters. I love these books "

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