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This is a book for Tudor buffs and novices alike. Even if you're very familiar with the five Tudor monarchs, you will enjoy the characters who made up the extended Tudor family and who played minor or major roles in this period of history but are so seldom mentioned. I enjoyed re-hearing the familiar stories and some I had never heard before. Leanda de Lisle is an excellent writer, and Sandran Duncan is just the right reader for this book.
The Tudors are well trodden ground for popular historians but Leande De Lisle tackles the topic from the perspective of the Tudors as a family. That choice gives her a way into their psychology, family life and perhaps most interestingly of all the highly influential role of the women of family in building a dynasty. I wasn't sure there'd be much fresh ground to be covered but this is a welcome addition to the other audible publications dealing with the end of the medieval period and up to James the first's reign. The narration and production values are also excellent. A solid five star listen.
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This book is an all round good listen, I found when I started to listen it was hard to stop. The author has avoided many of the fanciful facts about this dynasty and made the text easily accessible to everyone. The narrator has used vocal inflections in the correct places and has a pleasing tone. I would recommend this title to others and hope they enjoy it as much as I have.
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