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What a disappointing book. Instead of the story of the King and John O Gaunt, this is a narrative of the wool trade and its workings. The money they loaned to the King and the interest charged. I have given up listening to it after a couple of chapters as I would rather have heard about the war the wool merchants were funding rather than how the money was raised. Very very boring!
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I can't put my finger on why I didn't like this book, but only sheer bloodymindedness got me through it. I've listened to stories read by Lucy Scott before & found them okay, but some of the voices in this reading, particularly those of the children, really annoyed me. Despite growing irritation, I was determined to finish. I kept hoping things would improve, but the story was boring, and the stretching of what historical basis there was, did nothing to improve it. There were two main characters: Alice - irritating & unlikeable, and Geoffrey Chaucer - a dull wimp. I don't like to be negative, but that's almost 19 hours of my life I won't get back.