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Captive Queen: A Novel of Eleanor of Aquitaine

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Alison Weir

Narrated By: Rosalyn Landor

Publisher: Blackstone Audiobooks

Date: July 2010

Duration: 19 hours 25 minutes


Renowned for her highly acclaimed and bestselling British histories, Alison Weir has in recent years made a major impact on the fiction scene with her novels about Queen Elizabeth and Lady Jane Grey. In this latest offering, she imagines the world of Eleanor of Aquitaine, the beautiful twelfth-century woman who was queen of France until she abandoned her royal husband for the younger man who would become king of England. In a relationship based on lust and a mutual desire for great power, Henry II and Eleanor took over the English throne in 1154, thus beginning one of the most influential reigns and tumultuous royal marriages in all of history. In this novel, Weir uses her extensive knowledge to paint a most vivid portrait of this fascinating woman.

Praise for Alison Weir's work: "Engrossing. Suspenseful. Enormously entertaining."—Washington Post


  • Carmel S.

    Alison Weir is unfairly overlooked as a writer of historical fiction. Unlike the more popular Gregory, Weir grounds her stories in actual history and brings these historical periods vividly to life. (Don't mistake me, I have enjoyed several Gregory books, but her "history" is pure schlock). Weir tells the story of this fascinating woman who some may know from the play/movie "The Lion in Winter" and as the mother of Richard the Lionheart. Anyone interested in the Plantaganet history and Eleanor herself will find this a wonderful read.


    A good book, with good narrating. I enjoyed it.

  • Brooke Day

    This is a fantastic book with wonderful narration.

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