The Winter Crown : Eleanor of Aquitane

  • by Elizabeth Chadwick
  • Narrated by Katie Scarfe
  • Series: Eleanor of Aquitane
  • 18 hrs and 56 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

It is the winter of 1154 and Eleanor, Queen of England, is biding her time. While her husband King Henry II battles for land across the channel, Eleanor fulfils her duty as acting ruler and bearer of royal children. But she wants to be more than this - if only Henry would let her.
Instead, Henry belittles and excludes her, falling for a young mistress and leaving Eleanor side-lined and angry. And as her sons become young men, frustrated at Henry's hoarding of power, Eleanor is forced into a rebellion of devastating consequences. She knows how much Henry needs her, but does Henry know himself?
Overflowing with scandal, politics, sex, triumphs, and tragedies, The Winter Crown is the much-awaited new novel in this trilogy and a rich, compelling story in its own right.

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What about the rest

I'm hoping that there will be another book detailing the queens detainment and her sons battles with the king, the Kings eventual death in France and the rise of Richard, the lionheart. Eleanor was a formidable woman the wife of two kings and the mother to two kings of england
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- Jennifer Berry

Brilliant conclusion

Would you listen to The Winter Crown again? Why?

It'sa fantastic trilogy


Who was your favorite character and why?

Elinor, because she was a remarkable woman in a society that didn't make it easy for women to distinguish themselves.


Which character – as performed by Katie Scarfe – was your favourite?

Elinor.


Did you have an emotional reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

Yes, it made me cry.


Any additional comments?

The final book in a stunning trilogy. This series was amazing from beginning to end. Elizabeth Chadwick is a fantastic story-teller.

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- Nadia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-09-2014
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK