We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
The Six Wives of Henry VIII Audiobook

The Six Wives of Henry VIII

Regular Price:$41.99
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

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

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.5 (1059 )
5 star
 (647)
4 star
 (343)
3 star
 (52)
2 star
 (10)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
4.6 (952 )
5 star
 (613)
4 star
 (289)
3 star
 (37)
2 star
 (9)
1 star
 (4)
Story
4.6 (960 )
5 star
 (632)
4 star
 (268)
3 star
 (49)
2 star
 (7)
1 star
 (4)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Janet S. Sanders 02-13-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    4
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "HAIL TO THE QUEENS!"

    This was a great book from start to finish, so much information about each queen. It also talks of his three children and there upbringing.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nadine PARK CITY, UT, United States 02-09-17
    Nadine PARK CITY, UT, United States 02-09-17 Member Since 2010
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    27
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "My favorite audible so far!"
    Where does The Six Wives of Henry VIII rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is my favorite audiobook so far! I found myself sitting in the car in the garage because I wanted to hear a little more.


    What did you like best about this story?

    These fascinating characters in history became real people. The extensive research found little details and excerpts that made me feel like I knew these women.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Mayday5822 02-04-17
    Mayday5822 02-04-17
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    2
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "kind of boring"

    Just kind of boring waste of my credit i hope i can return it. :(

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Daria Ward 01-11-17
    Daria Ward 01-11-17 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Excellent!!"

    Fabulous book! I thoroughly enjoyed. If your interested in Henry the VIII history, you'll love this book. Great read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Pauline 11-25-16
    Pauline 11-25-16
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    12
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Interesting historical description of Henry VIII's life and personality"

    Very interesting, entertaining and comprehensive account; great narrator. Having previously read "Katherine of Aragon, the true queen" by the same author (which is also excellent) at least one third or more of this book was quite similar to what I had recently read. The other book, however, was a novel and this one is a historical account of the events.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ellen South 11-08-16
    Ellen South 11-08-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    11
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Vivid education"

    I actually couldn't listen to the very end because it was making me depressed/resentful about our cultural patriarchy! Very good educationally about life in Tudor England but depressing to hear each new wife's story knowing how they would end. It was frightening to be involved with Henry VIII and to be at the mercy of his will. I didn't know marriages to such young girls happened in England, we look down on that kind of thing now.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Jennifer TAMPA, FL, United States 08-26-16
    Jennifer TAMPA, FL, United States 08-26-16 Member Since 2010
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    41
    4
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Loved. History written well"

    I love British history and this was well written and read. Thorough and very engaging

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Shannon 08-23-16
    Shannon 08-23-16
    HELPFUL VOTES
    1
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Robert Gossard 08-19-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "never the less...."

    interesting book.... but if i heard "never the less" once more I will undoubtedly scream.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Dee South MS 07-27-16
    Dee South MS 07-27-16 Member Since 2015

    bookie

    HELPFUL VOTES
    18
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    271
    53
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    2
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
Sort by:
  • S. Merry
    Wales, UK
    6/8/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "A bit uneven, but that's history for you"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I'd definitely recommend the *book* but I'm not sure I'd recommend this reading of it. It was good, but a bit uneven.


    Any additional comments?

    I realised, listening to this book, just how little I actually knew about the wives, and I'm pleased I finally got around to "reading" it. The wives aren't evenly addressed, of course, because we know far more about Katharine of Aragon and Anne Boleyn than the others, even Jane Seymour. It definitely made me want to learn more about Ann of Cleves, though - she's fascinating, and definitely did very well out of her marriage to Henry - unlike the others.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Cairne
    3/12/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Karen Gurney
    2/8/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Eileen
    Biggar, United Kingdom
    9/15/13
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "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

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.