Lucy Rayner's melodic narration of this full-length biography of Mary Queen of Scots is a unique experience. Her sweet voice and sweeping tones are reminiscent of an epic poem as opposed to a history of this tumultuous period of English and Scottish history. From Stuart's birth and before, through her marriages, reigns in France and Scotland, and imprisonment in the Tower of London, Rayner's dulcet tones carry this biography to listeners. British, French, and Scottish history, politics, and intrigue are recited fluidly. Dialogue is rare but who speaks is obvious, with Rayner using subtle accents and intonations, especially for Scottish brogues. Rayner smoothly moves between languages and accents, with French, Spanish, Italian, and Latin flowing effortlessly. A narrative masterpiece. M.B.K. Winner of AudioFile Earphones Award © AudioFile 2019, Portland, Maine [Published: MARCH 2019]
Trade Ed. Tantor Media 2018
CD ISBN 9781630153694 $59.99 Twenty-one CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781515935377 $39.99 Two MP3-CDs
DD ISBN $24.49
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