The Lady Elizabeth

Alison Weir, Author, Rosalyn Landor, Read by , read by Rosalyn Landor. Random House Audio $39.95 (0p) ISBN 978-0-7393-6850-3

Rosalyn Landor distinguishes the female characters nicely, handles the British and Welsh accents well and has a charming narrator's voice. She's less successful voicing the children, who sound like squeaky toys, and her Henry VIII makes one think of Papa Bear. While the book is often tediously detailed, and the children's psychological sophistication and vocabulary are beyond belief, Weir knows her landscape and how to tell a good yarn: she has written 10 histories of this period, and one bestselling novel, Innocent Traitor , about Lady Jane Grey. Landor's narration carries the fascinating plot twists and dynamic characters. Weir fans, historical novel and Elizabethan era buffs—and teenage girls—will enjoy this audio. A Ballantine hardcover (reviewed online). (May)

Reviewed on: 06/30/2008
Release date: 04/01/2008
Show other formats
Hardcover - 320 pages - 978-0-09-179677-8
Hardcover - 487 pages - 978-0-09-179672-3
Open Ebook - 496 pages - 978-1-4070-1107-3
Paperback - 487 pages - 978-0-09-949382-2
Hardcover - 480 pages - 978-0-345-49535-8
Hardcover - 835 pages - 978-1-4104-0748-1
Book - 1 pages - 978-1-4159-5414-0
Paperback - 492 pages - 978-0-345-49536-5
Open Ebook - 978-0-345-51292-5
Paperback - 833 pages - 978-1-59413-317-6
Open Ebook - 1 pages - 978-1-299-06164-4
Stay ahead with
Tip Sheet!
Free newsletter: the hottest new books, features and more
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Only $18.95/month for Digital Access
or $20.95 for Print+Digital Access!
Email Address


Log In Lost Password

PW has integrated its print and digital subscriptions, offering exciting new benefits to subscribers, who are now entitled to both the print edition and the digital editions of PW (online or via our app). For instructions on how to set up your accout for digital access, click here. For more information, click here.

The part of the site you are trying to access is now available to subscribers only. Subscribers: to set up your digital subscription with the new system (if you have not done so already), click here. To subscribe, click here.

Email with questions.

Not Registered? Click here.