The King's Grace

  • by Anne Easter Smith
  • Narrated by Rosalyn Landor
  • 24 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

All that history knows of Grace Plantagenet is that she was an illegitimate daughter of Edward IV and one of two attendants aboard the funeral barge of his widowed queen. Thus, she was half sister of the famous young princes, who, when this story begins in 1485, had been housed in the Tower by their uncle, Richard III, and are presumed dead. But in the 1490s, a young man appears at the courts of Europe claiming to be Richard, duke of York, the younger of the boys, and seeking to claim his rightful throne from England's first Tudor king, Henry VII. But is this man who he says he is? Or is he Perkin Warbeck, a puppet of Margaret of York, duchess of Burgundy, who is determined to regain the crown for her York family? Grace Plantagenet finds herself in the midst of one of English history's greatest mysteries. If she can discover the fate of the princes and the true identity of Perkin Warbeck, perhaps she will find her own place in her family.


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Overall a fun story. Great listening. At times I couldn't put it down and at times it was a bit slow. Good entertainment.
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- Katherine

Graceful writing and narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

Yes. A great listen if you love historical fiction.

What did you like best about this story?

Takes real talent to spin a main character tale worthy of the Plantagenet history from an illegitimate, rarely mentioned, female child of Edward IV. Smith does it superbly.

Have you listened to any of Rosalyn Landor’s other performances before? How does this one compare?


If you could take any character from The King's Grace out to dinner, who would it be and why?

Grace. What makes her deserving is because she doesn't know she is deserving.

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- Melissa Moore

Book Details

  • Release Date: 04-03-2009
  • Publisher: Random House Audio