The Red Queen by Philippa Gregory audiobook

The Red Queen: A Novel

By Philippa Gregory
Read by Bianca Amato , with Graeme Malcolm

The Cousins’ War Series: Book 2

12.42 Hours 08/03/2010 Unabridged
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The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne. Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England. The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

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A New York Times bestseller

A USA Today bestseller

The inspiration for the critically acclaimed Starz miniseries The White Queen, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory brings to life Margaret Beaufort, heiress to the red rose of Lancaster, who charts her way through treacherous alliances to take control of the English throne.

Margaret Beaufort never surrenders her belief that her Lancaster house is the true ruler of England, and that she has a great destiny before her. Married to a man twice her age, quickly widowed, and a mother at only fourteen, Margaret is determined to turn her lonely life into a triumph. She sets her heart on putting her son on the throne of England regardless of the cost to herself, to England, and even to the little boy. Disregarding rival heirs and the overwhelming power of the York dynasty, she names him Henry, like the king; sends him into exile; and pledges him in marriage to her enemy Elizabeth of York’s daughter. As the political tides constantly move and shift, Margaret masterminds one of the greatest rebellions of all time—all the while knowing that her son has grown to manhood, recruited an army, and awaits his opportunity to win the greatest prize in all of England.

The Red Queen is a novel of conspiracy, passion, and coldhearted ambition, the story of a proud and determined woman who believes that she alone is destined, by her piety and lineage, to shape the course of history.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“There is more bitching, double-dealing and downright skulduggery than in an entire series of The Thick Of It, and a splendidly bloody climax to boot. Delightful escapism.” Times (London)
“Gregory is a serious historian who steeps herself in source materials.”  Daily Telegraph (London)
The Red Queen is a vivid and compelling evocation of a turbulent period.” Daily Express 
“Sexy…scandalous…smart.”  Redbook

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Reviews

by Annod40 9/13/2017
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wonderful book

I grew to understand the red queen, who she was, how she felt, how she thought, I began to hate her but then pity her in the end I believe she had Narcissistic personality disorder, the pain and torment the women when through at such a young age made me very grateful that life here in USA is no longer like that.

Philippa Gregory is a very insightful writter
by Kathryn 9/13/2017
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Good Book, Great Series!

I am now on the third book in this series and have enjoyed this one the least. The Red Queen whines a lot and is a megalomaniac. Her life was difficult at times, but no more difficult than her contemporaries. The character rang a little flat for me and I didn't see much growth of the queen after age 17. Perhaps the flatness of the character I read was simply the personality of the queen. It was a good book, if you're planning to read the whole series, but I wouldn't just read this one alone.

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, CD
Runtime: 12.42
Audience: Adult
Language: English