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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (44,432 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Bianca Amat Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Cousins’ War Series Release Date:
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Brother turns on brother to win the ultimate prize, the throne of England, in this dazzling account of the wars of the Plantagenets. They are the claimants and kings who ruled England before the Tudors, and now Philippa Gregory brings them to life through the dramatic and intimate stories of the secret players: the indomitable women, starting with Elizabeth Woodville, the White Queen.

The White Queen tells the story of a woman of extraordinary beauty and ambition who, catching the eye of the newly crowned boy king, marries him in secret and ascends to royalty. While Elizabeth rises to the demands of her exalted position and fights for the success of her family, her two sons become central figures in a mystery that has confounded historians for centuries: the missing princes in the Tower of London whose fate is still unknown. From her uniquely qualified perspective, Philippa Gregory explores this most famous unsolved mystery of English history, informed by impeccable research and framed by her inimitable storytelling skills.

With The White Queen, Philippa Gregory brings the artistry and intellect of a master writer and storyteller to a new era in history and begins another bestselling classic series from this beloved author.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Of Woodville herself, Gregory makes a fascinating heroine; strong, ambitious, vengeful, beautiful and tinged with more than a hint of witchcraft. Popular history at its best.”

    Daily Mail

  • “As with The Other Boleyn Girl, Gregory’s clever blend of fact and fiction is a lot racier than the average historical biography…her tale of Elizabeth Woodville’s tenacious fight for her family’s position during the Wars of the Roses oozes sex appeal and suspense.” 


  • “[The White Queen] is a well-told story, a kind of royal soap opera (but with strong factual underpinnings), richly detailed and fast moving. Gregory’s legion of fans will be delighted.” 


  • “Gregory shows a sure touch from beginning to end, weaving a compelling story with vivid characters.”

    Library Journal

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer Jones | 2/19/2014

    " Read it but I can't remember it now... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Brian | 2/15/2014

    " History with a twist - in this account of the war of the roses, Queen Elizabeth has a small amount of witchcraft. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Julie S | 2/1/2014

    " I listened to the abridged audio, so I'll give it 3 instead of 4 stars since I can't comment on the whole longer narrative, but I found it well paced and I was instantly interested in listening to the Red Queen (also in abridged audio, see a pattern?) Partially because she semi-introduces you to the "Red Queen" in this book, which piqued my interest to know her side of the story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Mrs. Mahoney Horizon Middle School | 1/22/2014

    " Loved this book! Historical fiction at its finest. I wish I had read these books in Jr. High or High School so I would have had a better image of World History. "

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