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.
©2008 Barbara Taylor Bradford (P)2008 Macmillan Audio
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5 out of 5 stars
By Susan on 23-10-10

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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3 out of 5 stars
By kathryn on 10-07-13

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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2 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 26-09-08

Not much "substance"

If you're looking for the Barbara Taylor Bradford of "A Woman of Substance", you won't find her here. "Being Elizabeth" doesn't have the same character development or passion as previous novels. It was just OK. I kept waiting for something exciting to happen, but it never did.

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4 out of 5 stars
By Donna on 08-08-10

loved it

I loved the series but this was a little slower than book one. Over all I did NOT like the way murders kept happening but the story never finished with who or why. I hate that. I want to know who-done-It!!!

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