Innocent traitor...I love that the story is told from the point of view of the three different women.
The narration is superb. This is my first audiobook and I was not disappointed!
After reading the Other Boleyn Girl, I read this one. Interesting to see the flip side of Jane and really fell in love with Anne - who I believe ended up the best off. Catherine Howard as a character/individual really grated on my nerves but knowing that is probably how she was I am surprised more people didn't call out her flippant behavior.
I have only recently become interested in the English royals and the history behind them. This book delivered an in depth look at not just one of the biggest players in the story but three. It was well developed, well narrated and undoubtedly one of the best listens I've ever purchased!
Audio Addict! Usually listening to History these days. Love Will Durant most of all authors!
Everything about this book is wonderful. It tells the story life after Anne Boleyn. Told by different characters who were all effected by the death of Anne Boleyn indirectly or directly.
It turns out to be a novel about the last 3 of Henry's wives. It also tells the story of George Boleyn's wife, Jane Boleyn, who testified and lied before the counsel at Anne's trial. Jane Boleyn gave the damning evidence that got Anne and George killed, as well as 4 other innocent men. She was allowed to inherit what was left of the "Boleyn Inheritance". But as we see, many other women suffer the burden of the Boleyn Inheritance, as well.
My favorite thing about the book is the outrageous description of Henry's transformation as he quickly aged into an obese, impotent, tyrannical old man. He was disgusting, with rotting teeth and an open wound so terribly smelly that people gagged in his presence.
The story is better than the The Other Boleyn Girl, IMO, as it has much more historic, accuracy. This book was an incredibly clever idea and I can only praise Gregory for her work on this novel.
The narration is absolutely AMAZING!!!
Don't hesitate to read this thrilling book.
It was well read and the story is interesting. It starts off strong, but as it went on I found it to be repetitive. It's told from the 3 women's voices, and they tend to repeat themselves, their musings and what they think about the events and people.
British ex-pat living in NC. Have more personalities than Sybil which is reflected in my choice of books! Frustrated writer at heart.
It took three chapters before I could get 'into' this third volume of Philippa Gregory's 'Tudor Court' series. Decided to stick with it as I have thoroughly enjoyed volumes one and two. I am so glad that I did. It is written from three different perspectives. Three very different perspectives indeed to say the least. I sat back in my chair on more than one occasion quite shocked learning of so many plots with numerous twists and turns. All illustrating the corrupt Tudor Court. How sad it was to travel this historical journey knowing that much of it was fact and not fiction. Having learned so much about the glorious young, handsome and Godly good King Henry who was becoming corrupt and more insane throughout each chapter. I found myself lost in these women's lives and their emotions.
My only criticism is more of a personal comment rather than a critique I suppose. Why was Jane Seymour skipped over? I realize that Jane was only in Henry's life for a short span but surely that is worth a volume Ms. Gregory!
Reading The Boleyn Inheritance is time well spent. I hope that you enjoy it as much as I did.
This has been my least favorite of the three books. I loved the story of Anne of Cleves and wish that I could have heard more of her story. I believe that All three characters were portrayed well and loved that there were three different voices playing the parts. However, the constant repetition of items by Catherine Howard and Jane Boelyn became a bit boring after a while.
I have listened to the book 3 times. I enjoyed the narrators very much. I have many of Philippa Gregory's book and have enjoyed them all. Getting the story from different points of view really makes the story come alive. Insight into the times of this book is written is very thought provoking. I highly recommend the series and all of the authors books.
Very well done but so hard to listen to at the end! It will break your heart. You know how it HAS to end but so very tragic!!!!