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The Constant Princess

Written by: Philippa Gregory
Narrated by: Samantha Bond
Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
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As a little girl Katherine of Aragon was betrothed to Arthur, Prince of Wales, the eldest son of Henry VII of England, and was raised in the palace of the Alhambra, knowing that she would be queen of England.   

In 1501, the teenage Spanish princess arrives in her new kingdom, but the future is turned upside down with the death of her handsome young husband - only six months after the wedding.   

Transformed from beloved bride to superfluous widow, Katherine endures hardship and loneliness as the Tudor court slowly squeezes her out of royal circles. But Katherine never forgets her promise to her young husband that she would be a good Queen of England; and Katherine is determined not to fail, even if it means the greatest lie in English royal history.... 

With an exclusive afterword written and read by Philippa Gregory, exploring the inspiration behind The Constant Princess.

 

©2005 Philippa Gregory (P)2005 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London UK

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Keep volume controls handy

The story was a snooze fest. The only engaging thing about this audio book was the difference in volume between the two different types of narration. I had to keep adjusting the volume controls. it was seriously annoying.

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  • Rayne
  • 2015-12-01

Excellent Book

I love this book and the narrator. This is a fantastic story, filling you with feels and the difference in the narrators voice brings this story to life. The Spanish accent for La Infanta of Spain is wonderful and adds so much to the story. :D Highly recommend it!

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  • Glenys
  • 2010-01-31

Audio irritating.

Having enjoed Philippa Gregory's work in the past, The Constant Princess perhaps is not a bad novel, but the audio I found extremely irritating.

The 'Princess" has a Spanish accent (which is fitting) which was rather annoying, made all the more so by the echoing sound the voice made when we hear her thoughts.

This is one book I would have preferred to read rather than listen to.