Katherine Swynford

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Judith Boyd
  • 16 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

New York Times best-selling author Alison Weir is renowned around the world for her chronicles of Britain's royal families. Here she turns her focus to the enigmatic former mistress of John of Gaunt, Katherine Swynford, who would go on to marry her lover and become Queen of England. Through Weir's captivating prose, listeners are treated to a rousing profile of a dynamic historical figure.

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Loaded with facts.

Over all this is a good book. It is loaded with facts. It does bog down with a minutiae of dates and spellings at times, which does detract from the story. It is a book that is better read than listened to.
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- Kathryn

Too much detail, not enough person

I thoroughly agree with this author's love for the book "Katherine" and I was hoping to find out a lot more about Katherine Swynford from this bio.

Sadly, I was unable to stick it out for the entire book, as I soon became bogged down in the mind numbing details such as the origin of her last name, which seems to go on for many pages, or endless review of her genealogy. A little of this is fascinating, a lot is very distancing, there was no sense of the actual person behind all of those facts.

I may go back again and try to make it all the way through, I do admire the writer for doing all of that research.
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- Alexis

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-24-2008
  • Publisher: Recorded Books