The Stolen Crown

  • by Susan Higginbotham
  • Narrated by John Lee, Alison Larkin
  • 13 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Katherine Woodville's sister never gave her a choice. A happy girl of modest means, Kate hardly expected to become a maker of kings. But when her sister impulsively marries King Edward IV in secret, Katherine's life is no longer hers to control.


What the Critics Say

"[Higginbotham] hits another historical high note in her latest fictional foray into the British monarchy. . . . This fictional prelude to the Tudor era will appeal to fans of Philippa Gregory's historicals." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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A stunning look into unseen characters

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

This is beautiful written and read. We are given a glimpse of an infamous time in history by two characters that are often overlooked, despite their vantage points being quite intimate. The characters are both warm, endearing and sweet.

Who was your favorite character and why?

I love Harry, he can't seem to quite help himself. It's familiar to me.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

The First kiss the characters share, the shyness in Harry. That is often unexplored in literature, all men are assumed to be experienced and suave, by harry worries because he is not. It was endearing to see him and his wife fall in love.

Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

When Harry sees things in the cold light of day and is grieved about what he must do to, for his conscience.

Any additional comments?


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- Ama

Great Story But-------

What did you like most about The Stolen Crown?

It introduces characters not before given much importance int the Plantagenet story/war of the roses and fills in many gaps

Who was your favorite character and why?

Harry Buckingham - I could feel for him from his lonely childhood through to his apparent manipulation by Richard, Duke of Gloucester. later King Richard

Would you be willing to try another one of John Lee and Alison Larkin ’s performances?

No, certainly not. Alison's "little girly" voice all the way through was irritating in the extreme and John Lee sounded like a pedantic but bored history professor. He hardly changed voices/accents all the way through so that I was not always sure who was speaking. They spoilt a good story

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

I would have felt that way if not for the narrators

Any additional comments?

Susan Higginbotham brought to life some of the lesser known characters from the Plantaganet era so it is such a shame that the narration did not do any justice to the story

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- Mrs. S. P. Taylor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-08-2013
  • Publisher: Tantor Audio