A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.
©2001 Philippa Gregory Ltd; (P)2007 Simon and Schuster Inc.
"[A] fresh, wonderfully vivid retelling of the story of Anne Boleyn." (Publishers Weekly)
Another reviewer suggested that I read "The Constant Princess" first, so I did. I loved it, and I loved The Other Boleyn Girl. I had never paid that much attention to Henry 8th before.
It got me watching The Tudors, a Showtime production and I'm totally hooked!
I read the book years ago so I wanted to listen to it again. This is not the full story it is abridged and there is no time to develop the characters.
Mad I wasted a credit!!!
I have two rescue dogs. One Scottish born husband. And a love of books that goes back to childhood and bookmobiles!
It's a good book and good it is good. I just want more development. Ruthie Henshall did her best which was excellent. I've read several Ms Gregory's when I was a teen and college and loved them. I guess I feel I've out grown her. This one I picked up because I couldn't find another book about Ann's sister.
Did I waste my credit? No, I got what I needed. Would I recommend it to others? Yes, it fills end some blanks in the history of the Boleyn family.
Less Sex and disturbing imagery
I liked the story I just was disappointed about all the sex involved. Not my type of book, I would not read it again or recommend it.
I had high hopes for this audio book. I downloaded it to listen to after I had read the book and really enjoyed it, but this is abridged! They left out half of the book!
I've read a couple of Philippa Gregory books and have liked them but for some reason, I get really bogged down in them, especially the politics of the period. Audible had the perfect answer! Although I never download abridged versions, this worked perfectly for me. I got the story with just enough politics. If you liked the movie, I think the book is even better.
This is a very well-crafted, interesting book. I would reccommend reading The Constant Princess first and then this book. It makes for a chronologically interesting story. Definitely worth the read.
I was attracted to this book after seeing the movie... I was completely ignorant of the activities that occurred in this time period and felt that it was intriguing as well as informational. I also felt that it cleared up the movie a bit and made some of the relationships a bit clearer.... I would definitely recommend this book if the movie left you wanting more information on this story
Excellent story, fast moving, entertaining and engrossing. If you've seen the movie, this audible version is better.
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