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The Kingmaker's Daughter

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Bianca Amato

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2012

Duration: 15 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

In The Kingmaker's Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents a novel of conspiracy and a fight to the death for love and power at the court of Edward IV of England.

The Kingmaker's Daughter is the gripping story 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. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, Philippa Gregory explores the lives of two fascinating young women.

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 and will cost the lives of those she loves most in the world, including her precious only son, Prince Edward. Ultimately, the kingmaker's daughter will achieve her father's greatest ambition.

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  • Carmel S.

    Excellent! I haven't liked Gregory's more recent books but this was a gripping read and a great story! Very well done.

  • Connie Pino

    Best story I've heard so far! The narrator has the amazing ability to suck you into the story. I watched the series The Red Queen and The White Queen and this story ties in greatly.

  • Carrie Birkle

    This is good storytelling and the narration is awesome.

  • Amy Nulliner

    This is a fantastic book, well written and beautiful narration.