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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 7 minutes

Summary:

In The Kingmaker’s Daughter, #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory presents the riveting story of Anne Neville, her sister Isabel, and their ever-changing fortunes.

The Kingmaker’s Daughter is the gripping and ultimately tragic story of the daughters of the man known as the “Kingmaker,” the most powerful magnate in England through the Cousins’ Wars. In the absence of a son and heir, he uses the two girls as pawns in his political games, but they grow up to be influential players in their own right. In this novel, her first sister story since The Other Boleyn Girl, 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 brought up in intimacy and friendship with the family of Richard, Duke of Gloucester, to become ever more fearful and desperate when her father makes war on his former friends. Her will is tested when she is left widowed and fatherless, with her mother in sanctuary and her sister married to the enemy. Fortune’s wheel turns again when Richard rescues Anne from her sister’s house, with danger still following Anne, even as she eventually ascends to the throne as queen. Having lost those closest to her, she must protect herself and her precious only child, Prince Edward, from a court full of royal rivals.

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  • nab6215

    This book helped me untangle all of the children involved in the cousin's war. You thought it would have been the book about Jacquetta, who had 13 children. Somehow each line of children is clearly delineated here. Enough of that. I thought the title was plural, "Daughters" but I now see it is singular. It would have been ok plural however because it does tell the stories of both Isabel and Anne. It is told from the point of view of Anne, but Isabel's point of view is well-understood. The book leaves you with some historical things to ponder: Was Queen Elizabeth a witch? If nothing else she certainly did heavily influence King Edward; Was Richard deformed? Back to the ladies. I have really enjoyed getting the perspective of all the women of the time: Margaret of Anjou, Margaret Beaufort, Jacquetta, Elizabeth Woodville, Anne and Isabelle Neville. For the rest of this review, see Goodreads.

  • 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.

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