The Rose of York : The Rose of York

  • by Sandra Worth
  • Narrated by Robin Sachs
  • Series: The Rose of York
  • 8 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Defying Shakespeare's portrayal of Richard III, this well researched novel completes The Rose of York series -- winner of a remarkable ten awards, including first place pre-publication prize in the 2003 Francis Ford Coppola-supported New Century Writers Award for Best Emerging Writer. Set in Malory's England, it traces Richard's remarkable reign, his passion for justice, his undying devotion to Anne, and the unresolved mystery of his nephew's disappearance. A stirring saga of courage, sacrifice and love.


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Customer Reviews

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Very entertaining

I'm not ignorant to the fact that most authors take artistic liberties when it comes to these types of books. Rather than picking apart an author for historical errors or biased opinions, I judge on whether I enjoy the story and the writing style. The Woodvilles and Tudors are completely vilified with no redeeming qualities, but I chose to ignore it. I imagine that's exactly how the Yorks felt about them. I liked the narrator, the story and the style of writing. I would read more books from this author.
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- M. Ward

Powerful and affecting.

Sandra Worth takes us into the mind and heart of Richard III, that much maligned king of Shakespearean fame, and gives us an entirely different interpretation of his character than has been traditional for hundreds of years. Beyond that, she writes a great story. I was pulled along by her beautiful prose every step of the way, and by the last part of the book, which depicts the rather sad end to which Richard comes, I felt as if I had truly lived through those terrible times with him. This is an engrossing listen, particularly after hearing or reading the first two books of this trilogy-- in fact, as proof of their addictive power, I admit that I listened to all three volumes in three days. Don't miss a single one !! Highly recommended for anyone who enjoys truly great historical fiction.
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- Cinders

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-25-2013
  • Publisher: Audible Studios