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The Six Wives of Henry VIII Audiobook

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

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Publisher's Summary

This acclaimed best seller from popular historian Alison Weir is a fascinating look at the Tudor family dynasty and its most infamous ruler. The Six Wives of Henry VIII brings to life England’s oft-married monarch and the six wildly different but equally fascinating women who married him. Gripping from the first sentence to the last and loaded with fascinating details, Weir’s rich history is a perfect blend of scholarship and entertainment.

©1991 Alison Weir (P)2002 Recorded Books

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    Shannon 08-23-16
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    "History novice to enthusiast"

    Not knowing much of English history or Henry the VIII I found it very informative and held my interest to the end.

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    Robert Gossard 08-19-16 Member Since 2016
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    interesting book.... but if i heard "never the less" once more I will undoubtedly scream.

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    Kyra 08-15-16
    Kyra 08-15-16 Member Since 2016
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    I felt as though this was an assigned history book... Dry and boring nothing like I had expected

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    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ 08-12-16
    Amazon Customer Tucson, AZ 08-12-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Excellent"

    I really enjoyed this book, the narrators telling brought life to an already interesting period of history.

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    Dee South MS 07-27-16
    Dee South MS 07-27-16 Member Since 2015

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    "Old Henry Was Not Very Nice to Women"
    Would you listen to The Six Wives of Henry VIII again? Why?

    Yep, I would. Just to hear what those women went through and how they were treated by their husband. It's amazing that he could manage a country while being lured from one wife to another.


    What other book might you compare The Six Wives of Henry VIII to and why?

    Any of the Henry books. They are all fascinating.


    Have you listened to any of Simon Prebble’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He did a fabulous job.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    WTF!!!!!


    Any additional comments?

    This book was so interesting and told the story from the wives point of view. Sometimes I felt sorry for the wives and sometime for King Henry for being so gullible about women. Then he was so cruel to his wives when they didn't live up to his expectations or when another women caught his attention.

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    cate edwards 07-20-16 Member Since 2015
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    "So satisfying . Fascinating ."

    When I first started listening I was a little disappointed as I wanted the experience of being swept away in a narrative , and not just a lot of facts joined together. Didn't take long for me to get totally absorbed and highly respectful of Alison Weir. I will listen to more. Narrator is excellent.

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    BK Reviews Morgantown, WV 07-02-16
    BK Reviews Morgantown, WV 07-02-16 Listener Since 2004

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    "Excellent"

    As soon as you get used to the voice of the narrator, you would enjoy the book. I listened to this mostly in long commutes. It started really slow but after the first hour, it picked up. Story gets really interesting with Henry's second wife Anne. the end seemed rushed.

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    Charles 06-17-16
    Charles 06-17-16 Member Since 2014
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    "History should always be this great"

    Perfectly written. Perfectly narrated. Covers a crucial and fascinating period in English history. Weir and Prebble: what could be better?

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    S. Atkins 05-26-16
    S. Atkins 05-26-16 Member Since 2016
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    "History Come Alive"
    What made the experience of listening to The Six Wives of Henry VIII the most enjoyable?

    The subject matter itself, and that it is historical is enough to intrigue me. However, Alison Weir's narrative account and full bodied characterizations of King Henry VIII and his wives are a work of art. I felt as if I was listening to a scandalously delightful novel.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Six Wives of Henry VIII?

    I thoroughly enjoyed the first half of this book which is mostly about Catherine and Anne Boleyn. The book continuously kept my interest with his subsequent wives, but Catherine and Anne's stories are so shocking. I was truly at the edge of my seat listening to how this scandal unfolded.


    Any additional comments?

    My favorite aspect of this book was how the background information of the society they lived in was painted. I felt so immersed and because Alison Weir put so much detail in it helped me understand why these situations unfolded as they did. I could almost feel the heavy religious and societal pressures that compelled these people. At first I wasn't sure what to think of the narrator, but his voice really grew on me. I would purposefully seek out a narration of his in the future, and I've already got another Weir book in my library.

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    Amazon Customer 04-26-16

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    "Alison Weir reigns in her field"

    This book is an interesting look into the machinations of the Tudor Court , covering all six of Henry's wives and all of the underlying politics.
    Great reading!

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  • Cairne
    3/12/15
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    "What a self absorbed monster"

    Fantastic, I thought I knew everything about Henry and his wives however this book was really interesting not to long winded and I didn't ever get fed up listening to it

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  • Karen Gurney
    2/8/15
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    "Made for a good listen."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Yes - If you are interested in Henry VIII, then in my opinion this book is a staple read/listen.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Katherine Howard's downfall and execution.


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  • Eileen Hood
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    9/15/13
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    "five star excellence"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    this book is for anyone wanting to know the complete history of this king and his wives, it's all here.


    1 of 2 people found this review helpful

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