The Last Tudor by Philippa Gregory audiobook

The Last Tudor

By Philippa Gregory
Read by Bianca Amato

Simon & Schuster Audio

The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels: Book 2017

Unabridged

Format: Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781442394018

  • ISBN: 9781442394018

Runtime: 19.17 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The latest novel from #1 New York Times bestselling author Philippa Gregory features one of the most famous women in history, Lady Jane Grey, and her two sisters, each of whom dared to defy her queen.

Jane Grey was queen of England for nine days. Her father and his allies crowned her instead of the dead king’s half-sister Mary Tudor, who quickly mustered an army, claimed her throne, and locked Jane in the Tower of London. When Jane refused to betray her Protestant faith, Mary sent her to the executioner’s block, where Jane transformed her father’s greedy power-grab into tragic martyrdom.

“Learn you to die,” was the advice Jane wrote to her younger sister Katherine, who has no intention of dying. She intends to enjoy her beauty and her youth and fall in love. But she is heir to the insecure and infertile Queen Mary and then to her sister Queen Elizabeth, who will never allow Katherine to marry and produce a Tudor son. When Katherine’s pregnancy betrays her secret marriage, she faces imprisonment in the Tower, only yards from her sister’s scaffold.

“Farewell, my sister,” writes Katherine to the youngest Grey sister, Mary. A beautiful dwarf, disregarded by the court, Mary keeps family secrets, especially her own, while avoiding Elizabeth’s suspicious glare. After seeing her sisters defy their queens, Mary is acutely aware of her own danger, but determined to command her own life. What will happen when the last Tudor defies her ruthless and unforgiving cousin Queen Elizabeth?

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Gregory’s first-person perspective on late Tudor England’s turbulent history will delight existing and future fans."
“Narrator Bianca Amato delivers another flawless performance as author Philippa Gregory reaches deep into history, using impeccable research to speculate on the hearts and minds of three Tudor women…Amato makes each sister’s anguish and anxiety palpable as each suffers the machinations of a jealous, vindictive queen…Historical fiction at its best. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.” AudioFile
Expect high demand for another outstanding entry in Gregory’s ongoing and best-selling Tudor saga."
All bow down before the queen of historical fiction."
“All bow down before the queen of historical fiction.” Times (London)
“Gregory’s first-person perspective on late Tudor England’s turbulent history will delight existing and future fans.” Library Journal (starred review)
“Another outstanding entry in Gregory’s ongoing and bestselling Tudor saga.” Booklist
“Gregory always brings readers straight into her novels, where history and people come to life, while creating a colorful, vibrant world shaped by tempestuous events…Weaving three distinct stories into one novel is a feat.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Author Bio: Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels whose success extends to the United States as well, where she is a #1 New York Times bestselling author. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University, where she is a regent. Gregory is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Plantagenet and Tudor novels, which include the enormously popular Other Boleyn Girl, of which there are over a million US copies in print. She is a fellow of the Universities of Sussex and Cardiff and was awarded the 2016 Harrogate Festival Award for Contribution to Historical Fiction.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 19.17
Audience: Adult
Language: English