The Kingmaker's Daughter by Philippa Gregory audiobook

The Kingmaker's Daughter

By Philippa Gregory
Read by Bianca Amato

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Cousins’ War Series: Book 4

15.12 Hours 1
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In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game. The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right. At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.

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Summary

Summary

A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award

One of the 2012 Kirkus Reviews’ Best Books for Fiction

In this New York Times bestseller that inspired the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, Philippa Gregory tells the tale of Anne Neville, a beautiful young woman who must navigate the treachery of the English court as her father, known as the Kingmaker, uses her and her sister as pawns in his political game.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter—Philippa Gregory’s first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl—is the gripping tale of the daughters of the man known as the Kingmaker, Richard Neville, Earl of Warwick: the most powerful magnate in fifteenth-century England. Without a son and heir, he uses his daughters, Anne and Isabel, as pawns in his political games, and they grow up to be influential players in their own right.

At the court of Edward IV and his beautiful queen, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne grows from a delightful child to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Married at age fourteen, she is soon left widowed and fatherless, her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Anne manages her own escape by marrying Richard, Duke of Gloucester, but her choice will set her on a collision course with the overwhelming power of the royal family.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“From the queen of royal fiction comes a gripping fifteenth-century tale of the daughters of the man known as the ‘Kingmaker.’” San Antonio Express-News
“The bonds of sisterhood infuse Gregory’s latest…In addition to Gregory handling a complicated history, she convincingly details women’s lives in the 1400s and the competitive love between sisters.” Publishers Weekly
“Gregory delivers another vivid and satisfying novel of court intrigue, revenge, and superstition. Gregory’s many fans as well as readers who enjoy lush, evocative writing, vividly drawn characters, and fascinating history told from a woman’s point of view will love her latest work.” Library Journal
“It’s every man and woman for themselves in Gregory’s latest, which offers reliable royal entertainment.” Booklist
“Gregory creates suspense by raising intriguing questions about whether her characters will transcend their historical reputations.”  Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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Great Story

I just finished this book and enjoyed the story a lot more than The Red Queen, though The White Queen remains my favorite of the series. The narrator brings Anne Neville to life and the author gives us a glimpse into a reality highly contested. This story ignited an interest in me beyond the book and I suggest that anyone reading this book look into some of the historic finds done by The Richard III Society.

Author

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels whose success extends to the United States as well, where she is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University, where she is a regent. Gregory is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Plantagenet and Tudor novels, which include the enormously popular Other Boleyn Girl, of which there are over a million US copies in print. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 15.12
Audience: Adult
Language: English