Red Rose, White Rose

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4 out of 5 stars
By kate on 01-02-16

A fascinating woman often left on the fringes

What does Chloe Massey bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

AN interesting accent, which seemed wrong at first for a Duchess, but I became used to it and it didn't cause problems. Some narrators read the story, some perform it. This narrator read the story - really well, and that's usually fine. However the story is presented from two perspectives - one female and one male. It was confusing at times working out who's story was being told, because it was delivered in the same voice. Other than that, brilliant narration.

Any additional comments?

Great to have a book about a woman often left on the fringes but who always appears to be a strong matriarch. Great writing which brought the 15th century to life.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Alexhj on 07-21-17


Enjoyed the story but felt it ran out of steam at the end! Good read.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Julia E. Hallmann on 02-13-17

Brilliant story

I loved this book. It tells the story of Cicily Neville and her illegitimate brother Cuthbert who have to fight for supremacy and survival during the Cousins Wars (the proper name for the Wars of the Roses).

Fabulous story, read by an aptly accented narrator. I will definitely buy more of Joanna Hickson's stories on here.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Able Marle Devon on 10-04-16

Interesting and covers facts you didn't know

What made the experience of listening to Red Rose, White Rose the most enjoyable?

Chloe Massey's voice is soft and gentle and she really reads well. I had no problem in distinguishing which parts were Cecily speaking and which parts Cuthbert.

What was one of the most memorable moments of Red Rose, White Rose?

The strange love affair between John Neville and Cecily which is an underlying story throughout the book although I have no idea whether this is true. I think it may be artistic licence as if the King's mother and Duke of York's wife had had such an affair at the time, I'm not sure she would have died with her head intact!

Which character – as performed by Chloe Massey – was your favourite?


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

The story of the story of the cousin's war you didn't know.

Any additional comments?

This is almost a prequel to Phillipa Gregorys' the White Queen which I have previously read but now am going to read again as it follows the Red Rose, White Rose story nicely.The book is really well written and is one of my firm favourites.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Loretta J. Miller on 06-09-16

red rose/white rose

excellent story if you are interested in history. excellent presentation of this book. highly recommended.

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5 out of 5 stars
By Jennifer Berry on 06-03-15

Brilliant story

This book fills in many of the spaces left in other books covering the cousins war I loved it

I'm not too sure about the Northern accented narration though, it was the same for both genders also.

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