The Rose of York : The Rose of York

  • by Sandra Worth
  • Narrated by Robin Sachs
  • Series: The Rose of York
  • 10 hrs and 54 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Set in Malory's England during the Wars of the Roses, this acclaimed winner of a remarkable nine awards tells the true story of two star-crossed lovers - Richard of Gloucester and Lady Anne Neville - before they become King and Queen of England. A stirring tale of romance and intrigue.

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Marvelous.

I read the three volumes in this trilogy (or rather, listened to them) back to back and I am writing this little review after finishing all three-- and that's because this trilogy is a "could not put down" listen. I have read many historical novels set in the period of the so-called "Cousins' Wars" (AKA the Wars of the Roses) and before I began this trilogy I really doubted that anyone, and perhaps particularly a writer of historical fiction, could shed any new light on the events of this time. But Sandra Worth succeeds there, and also weaves a spell around these historical characters which makes all seem new again. As a passionate lover of historical fiction, I can recommend this entire trilogy as a great read !
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- Cinders

Excellent Narration, Flowery Story

Where does The Rose of York rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I enjoyed the book very much. I have been interested in Richard III since his grave was discovered in 2014. Although I suspect the portrayal of Richard III may be far too soft and flowery, the book is entertaining and I will read another on the same topic.


What was one of the most memorable moments of The Rose of York?

The death of Galahad in the stormy sea.


Which character – as performed by Robin Sachs – was your favorite?

John Neville, 1st Marquess of Montagu


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

I was touched by John Neville's letter to his wife, written just before he died. It made me think of warriors, of any culture, having tender feelings for the women who wait for them to return.


Any additional comments?

I don't know if Richard III was as saintly as the character Sandra Worth has created in this book. Maybe he was! Or, maybe the real Richard was more like the villain portrayed by Shakespeare and other writers. At this point in time, it is unlikely we will ever know.
I am an American with just a light knowledge of the history of England. When I read books like those in the Rose of York series, I always find myself Googling the characters to learn more. I did find it very interesting to look up characters such as the Nevilles, the Warwicks, etc.

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- T. Arcangel

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-23-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios