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Three Sisters, Three Queens

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Philippa Gregory

Narrated By: Bianca Amato

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: August 2016

Duration: 21 hours 11 minutes

Summary:

“There is only one bond that I trust: between a woman and her sisters. We never take our eyes off each other. In love and in rivalry, we always think of each other.”

From the #1 New York Times bestselling author behind the upcoming Starz original series The White Princess, a gripping new Tudor story featuring King Henry VIII’s sisters Mary and Margaret, along with Katherine of Aragon, vividly revealing the pivotal roles the three queens played in Henry VIII’s kingdom.

When Katherine of Aragon is brought to the Tudor court as a young bride, the oldest princess, Margaret, takes her measure. With one look, each knows the other for a rival, an ally, a pawn, destined—with Margaret’s younger sister Mary—to a sisterhood unique in all the world. The three sisters will become the queens of England, Scotland, and France.

United by family loyalties and affections, the three queens find themselves set against each other. Katherine commands an army against Margaret and kills her husband James IV of Scotland. But Margaret’s boy becomes heir to the Tudor throne when Katherine loses her son. Mary steals the widowed Margaret’s proposed husband, but when Mary is widowed it is her secret marriage for love that is the envy of the others. As they experience betrayals, dangers, loss, and passion, the three sisters find that the only constant in their perilous lives is their special bond, more powerful than any man, even a king.

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  • Carmel S.

    I did not enjoy this one and really wish that Gregory had given it a skip. The stories of these sisters has been told much better, by other writers, and this is a long, dreary slog. I've been a fan of Gregory in the past but she really missed the mark on this one. Narration on all her books is excellent, Bianco Amato is perfectly matched to these historical romances, but even she can't save Gregory's horrible writing here.

  • Diane Menard

    Enjoy historical novels and this is right on the list of great reads. Margaret is portrayed as somewhat bitter and self centered. Perhaps a trait of the times and the author does explain some of her portrayal in the prologue. The narrator was excellent

  • Nicole Thompson

    Philipa Gregory brilliantly juxtaposed known facts with logically derived potentially fictional elements, as always.

  • Elaine Seeber

    I loved it. I listen to my books when I am driving. Wanted to take more long trips! Great book and narrator!

  • Emily Cruz

    Great story! Catherine of Aragon was portrayed as an old hag.

  • Theresa Hoenemeyer

    So enjoyable. This novel is rich in historical detail and beautifully crafted where historical details are unknown. While I'm very familiar with Tudor history, I never knew much at all about Margaret so really enjoyed how the author filled in all the blanks about her. The reader was also wonderful and very skilled.

  • Dustin Cartwright

    I love her novels and renditions. It makes me more interested in history.

  • Mary Strotman

    This was a lovely book but it seems the tracks were mixed up. Like the previous reader I felt the book came to a very abrupt end in the middle of a thought. I think the recording should be evaluated by audiobooks. I did not find much help after reporting this to the customer service line. All the recordings are beautifully read by Bianca Amato.

  • Jenn Lopez

    Love this author and really enjoyed the storyline. Fun listen!

  • Berva Lorraine Hume

    I have read other books by this author. They are well researched and interesting. I had a little trouble following as I sometimes fall asleep listening. It seemed to come to a rather abrupt ending, which was disappointing after so many hours of listening. The narration was excellent. She had different voices for so many of the characters. I'm impressed that anyone can do that!