I had just finished The Other Boleyn Girl...was thrilled to find out there was a second book. The narration was top-notch!
All Gregory's books in the Tudor series. Also, Connie Williams Oxford time travel books take you back to the 14th century.
I loved all the narrators. Anne of Cleaves ... she nailed the German accent...and the character had such an air of dignity. Kitty was equally good. Listening to Kitty speak...you just knew it was a young girl. So enjoyable!
Living in King Henry's Court...a Tale of Three Women
Phillipa Gregory has made me a Tudor fan. Ms. Gregory paints such a rich picture of life within the walls of a palace. I cannot phathom the amount of research that must have gone into these books. I read The Other Bolyen Girl first...was in tears when the book ended as I was not ready to leave court yet...only to find out there is a SERIES!!!!! I had read the Red Queen a few years back. King Henry and all his wives makes for an incredibly interesting story. I especially liked the history lesson on the church of England.
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! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too.
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.
This tells the story of three women whose lives intersect around Henry VIII - Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Jane Boleyn. It was well narrated and the story is interesting and kept my interest.
Probably Jane Boleyn as she knew all the Queens and Henry when he was young and sane. She would have so much interesting information!
All 3 narrators were awesome in portraying the characters of this story! I read this book a year ago. Then I read the SIX WIVES OF HENRY THE VIII, BY Anne Weir. I wanted to comprehend more detail...so listened to this book again. OMG! What a dynamic duo!
If you can , read these 2 books in the above recommended order! AMAZING !
I always learn a lot and enjoy the voices of the readers. Well done. Fast moving.
I would usually shy away from books with multiple perspectives because it is easy to get details muddled up and forget from whom you are hearing from. But listening to this on audio made it so much better. Having three different women read made it easy to understand and discern which character is speaking. At times this story was a little repetitive but it was a good one. I enjoyed it and finished it quite quickly. If you like the Tudor histories this is a must.