Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni

  • by Laurel A. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by Richard Mann
  • 0 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Why is The Morrigan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know!
In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain - until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever.
Rise up for liberty with the true story of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni and discover one of the most inspiring stories in history!
Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC.
For children, teens, and adults.


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Customer Reviews

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Enchanting tale - bringing history to life!

Would you listen to Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni again? Why?

I'd definitely listen again, both to this one and any others that are available to read or listen to. The story was told in a way that felt both succinct and complete.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Boudicca- the heroine of the piece.

What about Richard Mann’s performance did you like?

His voice is wonderfully warm and approachable. Some audiobooks can be narrated in rather a monotonous way, but Richard Mann brought the words to life.

If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

History, made into HERstory

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- G. H. Evans


What made the experience of listening to Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni the most enjoyable?

My favourite part of Boudicca was the narration. Mann's voice really makes the story come to life. I'm used to listening to stories with Kindles text-to-speech feature (which is very monotone), so listening to Mann narrate Boudicca was just magical. You can feel every emotion in the book; when a character fears - you feel it, when they're excited - you feel it. It's all down to the narration. I think if someone else told the story.. it just wouldn't have had the same affect on me. Like I said, the narration made the story come to life.

Who was your favorite character and why?

Boudicca of course! She's an extremely strong character, she's trustworthy, she'd do anything for her family and for her people. She's extremely fierce but with a soft streak for the people she loves. I found her character to be very balanced, I imagine her like a wild wolf or something - deadly and fierce to her enemies, but caring in the extreme to those she loved.

Have you listened to any of Richard Mann’s other performances? How does this one compare?

I haven't read any of his others yet, this was my very first audiobook! :) I feel like I made an excellent choice.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

*cough* I did listen to it all in one sitting, ha ha. It was very enticing! As I said, Mann's narration made the story come to life so I just couldn't put it down. Rockefeller's writing is exceptional and I loved that with every chapter I listened to, I was gaining a lot of new knowledge about a very strong and memorable woman in British history.

Any additional comments?

This is the first book I've 'read' that I feel has actually done Boudicca justice. The way it's told makes it suitable for people of all ages (young kids to adults), and the amount of information woven into the story is amazing. I wouldn't be put of because it's only a short book, there's a lot packed in there and it's a very entertaining read!

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- A. Heaney

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: Laurel A. Rockefeller