Being Elizabeth : House of Deravenel

  • by Barbara Taylor Bradford
  • Narrated by Katherine Kellgren
  • Series: House of Deravenel
  • 13 hrs and 28 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the storytelling magic of Barbara Taylor Bradford comes a modern retelling of the drama and intrigue surrounding the 16th-century Queen Elizabeth. Instead of England, the throne is the business empire of the Deravenels. And this Elizabeth is the most powerful managing director in its history. Surrounded by rumors and betrayal, Elizabeth Deravenel must steer her company clear of takeovers, and at the same time keep her heart from being broken as scandal surrounds the one man she's ever loved.
It's Barbara Taylor Bradford at her very best.


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Customer Reviews

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A fascinating twist.

The concept of taking a period of history is not unknown, but setting the historical characters in a modern setting is perhaps not as well known. Barbara Taylor Bradford excels herself in this book.I have not enjoyed a book so much in a long time. Knowing the period in history she used and being very fond of that period myself I was a bit apprehensive however I needn't have worried.Ms Bradford worked the story so well, that you forgot about the historical character and became more interested and caught up with the modern day ones. I can't praise the reader high enough, she made it come alive for me. Yes, congratulations all round!!
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- Susan

Ok but terrible narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

The narration of this story turns it from being ok though nowhere near as good as the other Ravenscar books to a dreary listen. Don't bother with it.

Would you ever listen to anything by Barbara Taylor Bradford again?

Yes perhaps

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Katherine Kellgren?


Was Being Elizabeth worth the listening time?


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- kathryn

Book Details

  • Release Date: 19-08-2008
  • Publisher: Macmillan Audio