Margaret Beaufort

  • by Elizabeth Norton
  • Narrated by Debra Burton
  • 5 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Born in the midst of the Wars of the Roses, Margaret Beaufort became the greatest heiress of her time. She survived a turbulent life, marrying four times and enduring imprisonment before passing her claim to the crown of England to her son, Henry VII, the first of the Tudor monarchs.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Amateur production, gave up listening to it.

Would you try another book written by Elizabeth Norton or narrated by Debra Burton?

I would try another book written by Elizabeth Norton but I would not listen to another book narrated by Debra Burton.

Would you be willing to try another book from Elizabeth Norton? Why or why not?

Yes. It was not the content that was irritating, just the production of the audiobook and narration.

How could the performance have been better?

Debra fudged and tripped over her words (these mistakes were left in!). She sounded like she was talking into a cassette tape machine in the bathroom (I could have done that for free). Her voice inflections and word emphasis was out of sync with the content of the story therefore it was unpleasing and difficult to listen to and absorb anything she was saying.

Was Margaret Beaufort worth the listening time?

The subject matter is very interesting and Elizabeth Norton's story may have been worth listening to, but the production irritated me so much I could not get to the end. I will have to read her book instead of listen to it.

Any additional comments?

It is a shame the story was let down by such an amateur production and narration.

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- Miss

Frustrating listen

This is a period I know well and wanted to learn more about the title character. The blurb was promising, the reading of it, appalling. Constant stumbling over words, emphasis on wrong words, sentences didn't flow, mis-pronunciations, general lack of fluency and energy. Reminded me of a poor reader in school, just saying the words, not reading them for pleasure. Quality of sound was abysmal. I thought there was something wrong with my sound system but no, just a job done on the cheap. Have ordered the book to read myself and returned the audio version.
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- Gaby

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-01-2014
  • Publisher: Amberley Publishing