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by | Read by Wanda McCaddon

Historical Fiction • 24.5 hrs. • Unabridged • © 2004

Wanda McCaddon's rich voice and tremendous acting talent vividly bring to life the sweeping story of beautiful Katherine Swynford and the powerful Plantagenet John of Gaunt, the Duke of Lancaster. Their love affair lasted a lifetime—through royal intrigue, the Black Death, war, and the rise and fall of the mighty in the fourteenth century. McCaddon perfectly portrays each character—kings, serfs, nuns, children, even fishmongers—making their voices and accents appropriate, distinct, and interesting. She sings ditties and recites rhymes of the period. The listener can feel the superstitions and pageantry of this fascinating and dangerous time. This classic masterpiece, first published in 1954, is not to be missed. A.C.P. © AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine [Published: JUNE 2011]

Trade Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452601090 $59.99 • Twenty CDs

MP3-CD ISBN 9781452651095 $44.99 • Two MP3-CDs

DD ISBN multiple sources


Library Ed. • Tantor Media • 2011

CD ISBN 9781452631097 $143.99 • Twenty CDs

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