Once again, Ms. Worth succeeds in bringing to life the tumultuous era of the last of the Plantagenets, as well as offering a different interpretation of a much-maligned historical figure, one that compliments the canon rather than detracts from it. In particular, Richard's love for Anne and his hopes for England are poignantly rendered, while the obvious meticulous research never intrudes on the narrative. A moving listening experience for all lovers of historical fiction, this book deserves its place on the shelf beside the other illustrious authors who have undertaken the difficult task of elevating Richard from the myths surrounding him.
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By Cinders on 07-11-13
I simply loved all three volumes of Sandra Worth's trilogy, of which this is the second. Being a great reader of historical fiction, I am not easy to please at this point. However I found Sandra Worth's account of Richard III, the workings of his heart and mind, all the terrible pressures to which he was subjected by a political climate of constant intrigue and betrayal, and the decisions he made in the face of those pressures, to make a riveting listen, particularly as narrated by Robin Sachs. I will certainly never look at Richard III the same way again-- and having finished the trilogy I am somewhat stunned to find that in fact I feel as if during all the hours of listening to these three books, I actually lived through the 1470's and 1480's with Richard and Anne. Bottom line: Sandra Worth is a marvelous writer, Robin Sachs is a terrific narrator, and the entire trilogy is a wonderful listen !
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By Layla Mabbitt on 11-06-18
Fascinating Historical Fiction
As a fan of historical fiction I was able to finish this series of novels. The historical accuracy was interesting and captivating. I enjoyed it, however the narrator was a little slow and I hard time concentrating sometimes because of the voice.