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The Queen's Fool

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Bianca Amato

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: January 2011

Duration: 20 hours 22 minutes


#1 New York Times bestselling author and "queen of royal fiction" (USA TODAY) Philippa Gregory weaves a spellbinding tale of a young woman with the ability to see the future in an era when destiny was anything but clear.

Winter, 1553. Pursued by the Inquisition, Hannah Green, a fourteen-year-old Jewish girl, is forced to flee with her father from their home in Spain. But Hannah is no ordinary refugee; she has the gift of "Sight," the ability to foresee the future, priceless in the troubled times of the Tudor court. Hannah is adopted by the glamorous Robert Dudley, the charismatic son of King Edward's protector, who brings her to court as a "holy fool" for Queen Mary and, ultimately, Queen Elizabeth. Hired as a fool but working as a spy; promised in wedlock but in love with her master; endangered by the laws against heresy, treason, and witchcraft, Hannah must choose between the safe life of a commoner and the dangerous intrigues of the royal family that are inextricably bound up with her own yearnings and desires.

Teeming with vibrant period detail and peopled by characters seamlessly woven into the sweeping tapestry of history, The Queen's Fool is a rich and emotionally resonant gem from a masterful storyteller.


  • Jodie L

    This is truly the BEST book I've read, until now The Kings Curse was my favourite but after reading this intriguiging, amazing story that kept me captive listening for hours on end, this one has a special place in my heart. Maybe I could relate to Hannah, losing her mother young, maybe my interest in the spiritual realm, maybe knowing the pains of being a woman and seeing myself in Hannah tips the scales. But I think no matter what, any Philippa Gregory fan will absolutely love this book. I thought at first I might not like it, I read pretty much every other novel first thinking I might not like you can imagine how pleased I was to have enjoyed this book more then any other. The whole book, the way it was written was right from the heart. It was the best read in a long while. Tears, joy, fear, hope, magic and many heart stopping moments, this book has it all.

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  • Andrea McLeod

    Great book! Very engaging!

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  • Sherry Turner

    Great book! Loved the story and the period in history in which it occurred.

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  • Anonymous

    Engaging, beautifully read, great story. On to another Philippa’s Book!