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The Other Queen

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Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Jenny Sterlin, Stina Nielsen

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2011

Duration: 16 hours 0 minutes


Two women competing for a man's heart...
Two queens fighting to the death for dominance...
The untold story of Mary, Queen of Scots

Fleeing rebels in Scotland on Queen Elizabeth's false promise of sanctuary, Mary, Queen of Scots, finds herself imprisoned as the "guest" of George Talbot, Earl of Shrewsbury, and his indomitable wife, Bess of Hardwick. Soon the newly married couple's home becomes the center of intrigue and rebellion against Elizabeth, and their loyalty to each other and to their sovereign comes into question. If Mary succeeds in seducing the earl into her own web of treason, or if the great spymaster William Cecil links them to the growing conspiracy to free Mary from her illegal imprisonment, they will all face the headsman. Using new research and her passion for historical accuracy, Gregory places the doomed queen into a completely new tale of suspense, passion, and political intrigue.


  • Kelli

    I enjoy historical fiction and found this story engaging from the moment I stuck in the first CD. I've read quite a bit about Mary Queen of Scots, but it was a long time ago so I am wondering just how true to history this was. Regardless, I would recommend this. They used a few different male and female narrators and that also made the story interesting to listen to.

  • Susan

    Loved this book. The three different readers added to the dramatic effect. Wish it wasn't abridged!!!

  • Amy

    I enjoyed the narration of this book more than anything. I'm a huge fan of Philippa Gregory and have read most of her books, but I didn't care for the ending on this one so much. I felt that the story was focused of course on Queen Mary, but in the end it totally turned and focused on Bess Talbot instead. Overall, I enjoyed it!