• Captives

  • Kingdoms Rule Hearts
  • By: Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by: Katie Bunn
  • Length: 9 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Release date: 08-02-17
  • Language: English
  • Publisher: Emily Murdoch
  • 4.4 (8 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Normandy, 1067. England has been brought to its knees by the invasion of William the Conqueror and his Norman troops.
Lady Catheryn, an Anglo-Saxon noblewoman, is taken against her will to Normandy after the invasion. She arrives, a prisoner, at the castle of Lord Geffrei, a ruthless invader who hopes to gain a ransom for her. Her husband Selwyn is dead, slain in the Conquest, and her daughter Annis has been left behind in England at the mercy of the invaders. Catheryn is treated like an animal, and left in a cell, until she begins to despair.
When Queen Matilda, William the Conqueror's wife, sees her plight, she takes pity on her. Catheryn is sent to the castle of the noble FitzOsberns - but will her new captivity be any better than the cruelty she faced at Geffrei's hands?
She finds her hostess cold and embittered, but when her husband William FitzOsbern returns from the Conquest, Catheryn's heart is torn by unwanted emotions. She becomes entangled in the quarrels and heartbreaks of her jailers, even as she tries to remember her place among them.
Is she falling in love with the man who helped to destroy her homeland? Can Catheryn betray her Anglo-Saxon roots, and her late husband? Or will she break free, and find her way back to Annis?
Captives is a moving historical story of love and loss, and the strength of one woman, even in the most dangerous of times. It is the sequel to Conquests.
Emily Murdoch is a medieval historian and novelist. She lives in York. She is also the author of Conquests and Love Letters in the same series.
©2014 Emily Murdoch (P)2017 Emily Murdoch
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By E. Lee on 11-18-17

My first ever audible and loved it!

This was my first ever audible story. I never thought I would like listening to a book but this one clinched it for me. I was able to get a lot of tasks accomplished while I was listening. I also was able to sync my Bluetooth headphones to my kindle so I didn't have to be attached to anything. Another plus was not wearing out my eyeballs as I read. Also, it was a pleasure listening to this wonderful story. I had read the book before but was able to appreciate the story much more by listening to the trials and hardships of Lady Catherine as if I were there with her. I would highly recommend this audible.

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By Christine Woinich on 10-30-17

Full of history

This is more of an historical fiction book. There is a little romance but no HEA for the heroine. It is a very dark story with a lot of history built around Catheryn's tale. There is a happy ending as mother is reunited with her daughter but a lot of ups and downs throughout. I did listen to this as an audiobook and enjoyed the different vocals done by the narrator.

I received the audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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