Excellentlyl written and narrated. This fictional historic work gifts you with becoming a part of each character and understanding of the power and dysfunction of the British monarchy. Prompted me to do more research after reading this book--Jane then NIne Day Queen versus "Bloody" Queen Mary.
I will probably listen to this book again next summer. It is not only enjoyable and the details are fascinating, but it also gives a sense of life from a very different view.
When Lady Jane realizes she is queen and has the power to rule over her husband's actions, it is thrilling to see the light dawning. That is surely the moment for which many women of that day would envy a queen, more than al the luxuries and riches of nobility..
Lady Jane was the most developed character and her strong personality and intelligent grasp of events taking place around her and to her was a pleasure throughout the book.
Lady Jane was who I remember most clearly although her mother and nurse are close seconds. The relationship between the three was timeless and very touching as well as causing incredulity at the plight of children in those times.
This book is a great read as well as being filled with a glimpse into another world. Anyone who likes historical fiction would most likely enjoy this book. The reader is fantastic and makes it a complete winner. I couldn't stop listening.
I love reading Alison Weir's books because she takes these real-life people from history and makes them so much more than just a page in a history book. Even though I knew how this story would end I couldn't stop listening.
From weir NOT narrators.
The Lady Jane Grey sounded like she had gum or something in her mouth, not impressed at all.
The end I didn't need such great detail I actually can't stop thinking about it.
The amazing resilience of Lady Jane. She was wise beyond her years.
When Lady Jane is crowned as queen and she finally finds her voice
Wonderful narrators. I was familiar with Davina Porter from "The Outlander " series, and was one of the reasons I chose this book. They were all perfect. The narrators really brought the story to life. I will look for these narrators when choosing future books.
Her mother! She is really a complicated woman.
This is a really sad story. I listened to "The Virgin Queen" and "The Boleyn Inheiritance" and loved those stories. I chose this book because Allison Weir is known as a true historian and I thought she would write a book that was a more realistic history. She did and I think I like the fantasy of P. Gregory better. ;)
This is one of the best historical fiction books I have read. The author did a wonderful job of making me feel as if these were true memoirs of the events that unfolded so many years ago. I find the story of Lady Jane a truly tragic and fasinating part of England's history. This book really draws you back in time and brings that story to life.
A wonderful fictional account of the short and tragic life of Lady Jane Grey. A young girl who was caught up in the power hungry Protestant faction of the Tudor court, desperate to keep the fanatical Catholic Mary Tudor away from the throne. I had known little about Lady Jane Grey's very brief reign as Queen of England and found the book sparked my interest to do the research to learn more.
The story is told through the points of view of many characters that keeps it interesting. Great read
I wouldn't listen to Innocent Traitor again because I know that Lady Jane Grey is beheaded. It was agony listening to how she was used and how accepting she was of her fate. In fact, before I finished listening, I had to Google information about her and her family. I knew the ending of the story, but had to listen to how and why she had to suffer.
I liked all of the story. I'm especially interested in historical fiction right now. These novels bring history alive. The characters were real people. I know the author gives them dialogue based on research which is a gift.
The narrators bring life to the characters. I especially liked the variety of narrators in The Innocent Traitor and The Help. I couldn't have imagined the dialects and voices of any of these characters being an American from Northern California.
Lady Jane Grey was the most memorable character. Her point of view revealed her inability to save herself - from her parents, her husband, and finally from her queen. I liked her spirit - she was bright, studious, and pious, but also rebellious which wasn't accepted behavior for a woman. She did make the mistake of accepting her place as queen and thinking she was able to be a queen, even for a short while, which led to her downfall.
I have a two hour commute five days a week. What a gift it is to have someone read a book to me. Thank you - Audible. Audible hopes I've enjoyed this book - well, I have.
Yes. It was great to see history from different view. So little is written on the Lady Jane Grey that to see history from her side was very refreshing. I also enjoyed the different voices in the reading of the book.
My favorite characters were the Lady Jane and her mother.
The title is perfect.