A King's Ransom

eAudio - unabridged
Audio (28.52 hours)
Product Number: Z04927
Released: Mar 17, 2014
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781464033216
Narrator/s: Emily Gray
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This long-anticipated sequel to the national best sellerLionheart is a vivid and heart-wrenching story of the last event-filled years in the life of Richard, Coeur de Lion. Taken captive by the Holy Roman Emperor while en route home - in violation of the papal decree protecting all crusaders - he was to spend fifteen months imprisoned, much of it in the notorious fortress at Trefils, from which few men ever left alive, while Eleanor of Aquitaine moved heaven and earth to raise the exorbitant ransom. For the five years remaining to him, betrayals, intrigues, wars, and illness were ever present. So were his infidelities, perhaps a pattern set by his father's faithlessness to Eleanor. But the courage, compassion, and intelligence of this warrior king became the stuff of legend, and A King's Ransom brings the man and his world fully and powerfully alive.


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A King's Ransom
Product Number: BX00024430
Product Number:C00733
Product Number:Z04927

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Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Narrator(s): Emily Gray
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Author(s): Sharon Kay Penman
Narrator(s): Emily Gray
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Professional reviews

"Listeners are in for an engaging treat as they hear the convoluted tale of Richard the LionheartÕs arduous journey home from the Third Crusade. With much drama and passion, Emily Gray performs the saga, which includes being shipwrecked off the Italian coast and imprisoned by the Holy Roman emperor. GrayÕs mellifluous voice shifts effortlessly from the predominantly male characters to the scarce yet essential females, including the iron-willed, politically savvy Eleanor of Aquitaine. Gray imbues each character with a unique accent or intonation and delivers the dense history with practiced skill. A few sound edits are audible in the first hour, but these quickly disappear as Grey draws listeners in. M.B.K. © AudioFile 2014, Portland, Maine"

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