Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni

  • by Laurel A. Rockefeller
  • Narrated by Richard Mann
  • 0 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Why is The Morrigan's raven crying? Only Britons with hearts for true liberty know!
In 43 CE Roman conquest of Britannia seems all but certain - until a chance meeting between King Prasutagus of the Iceni and a runaway slave of royal decent from the Aedui tribe in Gaul changes the fate of the British islands forever.
Rise up for liberty with the true story of Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni and discover one of the most inspiring stories in history!
Based on the accounts of Roman historian Tacitus and supplemented with archaeology presented by the BBC.
For children, teens, and adults.


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BOUDICCA: Beautiful, Dramatic, a Must Listen

I feel that "Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni" was an important book and a wonderful listen. She was a real living woman in history. She had ran away from the Aedui tribe where she had royal heritage and by chance met King Prasutagus. They married and had two daughters. Prasutagus wants to ally with the Romans for their weapons and power. Queen Boudicca doesn't want this.

The ending is quite dramatic but important. She and her daughters drink mead and this becomes their demise however, within the epilogue is an exactly perfect explanation.

This story is an absolute gem. For being a short listen, it's very well-written and wonderfully narrated. Laurel A. Rockefeller knows her history and is an excellent writer. I loved this book and look forward to more from The "Legendary Women of World History."

I thought Richard Mann was the perfect narrator for this piece. He has exact voice inflections and he fits in with the period. I can't imagine anyone else narrating this. He's a natural.

Audiobook received in exchange for an honest review.
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- Teresa


What made the experience of listening to Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni the most enjoyable?

The story was incredible: rich in history, and well-told. The narrator's voice was expressive and wonderfully Brittish.

What other book might you compare Boudicca: Britain's Queen of the Iceni to and why?

I've got no comparison to this. It's simply outstanding, and in a class of it's own.

Which character – as performed by Richard Mann – was your favorite?

Gaius, the governor. Superbly creepy and believably gutteral.

Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

The very end of the book made the hairs on the back of my neck stand on end. Hence the headline for this review...chilling!

Any additional comments?

I listened to this with my 11 yr old son, who is coincidentally just starting a section on Saxons in History. He had the same reactions as I did. I had to pause it a few times so he could rant about injustice, or utter war cries!

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- erobbins33

Book Details

  • Release Date: 09-09-2014
  • Publisher: Laurel A. Rockefeller