The King's Mistress
- Narrated by: Nicolette McKenzie
- Length: 23 hrs and 14 mins
- Unabridged Audiobook
- Release date: 09-22-10
- Language: English
- Publisher: Random House Audio
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Brought under the protection of King Edward III and Queen Philippa she must dutifully embrace her fate once more – as a virtual prisoner at Court. And when the king singles her out for more than just royal patronage she knows she has little choice but to accept his advances. But obeying the king brings with it many burdens as well as pleasures, as she forfeits her good name to keep her daughter free from hurt.
Still a young woman and guided by her intellect and good business sense she learns to use her gifts as wisely as she can. But as one of the king’s favourites she brings jealousy and hatred in her wake and some will stop at nothing to see her fall from grace.
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By Teabag on 05-30-14
An alternate history
Would you consider the audio edition of The King's Mistress to be better than the print version?
Yes because of the narrator Nicolette Mc Kenzie, she makes the characters come alive and you can feel their presence , its amazing.
What was one of the most memorable moments of The King's Mistress?
There are many moments that stick int he mind , it made you think of how sometimes history is subjective, and how little we really knew of what went on which makes this version plausible if improbable.
What about Nicolette McKenzie’s performance did you like?
All of it she is a talented performer.
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
there were many moments .
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
By LRC on 12-07-10
wonderful story, nice pace by narrator
This was an interesting book to listen to which spanned years of Alice Perrers life. I greatly enjoyed the rich history and fine details and stories about Alice's life and perhaps how things could have been in the real life of Dame Alice. She is not vilified here as in history and offers a different perspective to this notorious figure and how she seemed to 'helplessly' fall into the life she had. I enjoyed the book and although there were some brief moments of boredom which lasts a few moments, overall it sets a nice pace for a period piece.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful