Conquests

  • by Emily Murdoch
  • Narrated by Katie Bunn
  • 7 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

England, 1069. The nation is still recovering from the Norman invasion three years earlier - and adjusting to life under its sometimes brutal new rulers. A young girl trembles in the shadows of what was once her home. Avis is homeless and penniless, and with no family left alive she is forced to become a ward of Richard, the Norman lord who has taken her home.
But when King William decrees that Norman lords must marry Anglo-Saxon women Avis must make a terrible choice. Either marry the repulsive Richard or else take a chance on another Norman, Melville, a man she has never met.
Soon she realizes that survival in a time of turmoil and war depends on putting aside the prejudices of the past.
Conquests is a brilliantly researched and involving historical drama that is perfect for fans of Alison Weir and Philippa Gregory.

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Dark period in time but enjoyable story

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This was hard to stop listening to at times. The characters of Avis and Melville and their stories, struggles, etc., pulled me in, and I wanted everything to work out. There were times when I had tears and times when I smiled. The history of this time period is one of my favorites, and I enjoyed the bits of history thrown in. I recommend this story and look forward to more.

I received a copy of this audiobook as a gift, and this is my unsolicited review.

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- Christine Woinich

The narrater did a great job


This is a clean romance developing between two people of different background and education and the
fact she is Anglo-Saxon and he is a conquering Norman.
Marriage is forced by the King so neither person had much to say about it.
It's more a matter of surviving in a time of war and how people adopt eventually to almost any circumstance.
The reading of the book was excellent. It was done in a clear voice that kept you engaged in the story.
The ending seems a bit strange and it might have been the copy of the audio book that was not
complete? The father came back to his home as a prisoner. No further explanation given. Why was he
brought back to his own home? It's almost as it should have ended without that final chapter or more should have been told.
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- Mystery fan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-07-2017
  • Publisher: Emily Murdoch