Summary

Acclaimed biographer Carolly Erickson brings history vibrantly to life with her powerful flesh-and-blood portrait of Charles Stuart, the Young Pretender to the British throne. Courageously attempting to conquer England, this significant figure in Scottish history divides the troubled British kingdom and disturbs decadent monarchies throughout the entire European continent. Convinced he was meant to be king, handsome 24-year-old Charles secretly gathers a motley band of rebels in the Highlands of Scotland. He marches his undisciplined troops fearlessly through the English heartland in a daring military campaign, gathering grassroots support along the way. But even as victory appears within his grasp, his ragtag army begins disintegrating. The much-celebrated prince is forced to finish his life in humiliating exile—tormented by disappointment and forever clinging to the belief only he should rule England. Carefully researched, historian Carolly Erickson’s crisp prose reads as well as a thrilling novel with Steven Crossley’s superb narration.
©1989 Carolly Erickson (P)1998 Recorded Books
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5 out of 5 stars
By Vonlugar on 12-10-14

Fantastic portrayal of the Young and Old Pretender

Where does Bonnie Prince Charlie rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

This was my first audiobook and it was a good first impression.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Bonnie Prince Charlie?

The decision not to retreat prior to the actual battle of Culloden Moor, Charles was advised to retreat based on basic battle tactics that did not suit his army. Prior to the battle they were tired from marching overnight plus the had no food for days.

What about Steven Crossley’s performance did you like?

Perfect narrating, great when he got into character,very believable.

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

No, I listened whilst driving, out walking dogs and at work.

Any additional comments?

Looking forward to my next book :)

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By Mitchell Guthrie on 07-05-15

Long live Charles III

I am a Jacobite. I would have thrown myself in front of a flying bullet for Charles Edward Stuart. An incredible man with an astonishing story. Expertly written and narrated.

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