Dynasty 1: The Founding : Morland Dynasty

  • by Cynthia Harrod-Eagles
  • Narrated by Christopher Scott
  • Series: Morland Dynasty
  • 17 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This wonderful series opens with the back drop of the Wars of the Roses with the marriage between Eleanor Morland and a scion of the influential house of Beaufort. It is a union which establishes the powerful Morland dynasty and in the succeeding volumes of this rich tapestry of English life, we follow their fortunes through war and peace, political upheaval and social revolution, times of pestilence and periods of plenty, and through the vicissitudes which afflict every family - love and passion, envy and betrayal, birth and death, great fortune and miserable penury.
The Morland Dynasty is entertainment of the most addictive kind.

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So Entertaining and Interesting!

I have now listened to 3 books in this series. What a fun time. The series will provide historical fiction lovers with hours of good listening. So far the stories are not "gummy" with ridiculous,sticky romantic writing. There is enough romance blended with ficticious events to develop a very good story that holds the listeners' attention. If you enjoy well developed fictional characters mixed with actual historical people and events this is the series for you. The listener can get a birds eye view of Britsh history without feeling bogged down. I hope Audible will provide the entire series for us to enjoy as I will pruchase all of them without hesitation.
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- Hollace "book worm"

A great start! Good characters, good history

If you could sum up Dynasty 1: The Founding in three words, what would they be?

Engaging historically-believable characters


What was one of the most memorable moments of Dynasty 1: The Founding?

Sorry--no spoilers!!! I hate spoilers. But the book is great.


Which character – as performed by Christopher Scott – was your favorite?

The main character. Though female, the voice rendition was not annoying.


If you could rename Dynasty 1: The Founding, what would you call it?

This name fits it best.


Any additional comments?

I read a couple of CHE's 20th century books in this series a while back and decided I wanted to go back and pick up the family from the beginning. I unfortunately read her 20th century books at the same time as Follett's Fall of Giants, which was better, perhaps because it had to cover multiple cultural grounds quickly and not just one ancient family's descendants. But this Dynasty 1 book has me interested in this family again, and I'll keep going in the series for sure.

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- Ashley

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-23-2012
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK