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The Other Boleyn Girl | [Philippa Gregory]

The Other Boleyn Girl

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn.
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Publisher's Summary

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both the golden prince and her growing role as an unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots when the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her powerfully ambitious sister, Anne Boleyn. As Mary watches Anne manipulate her rise to the throne, Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king and take her fate into her own hands.

A rich and compelling tale of love, ambition, lust, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the very center of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her heart.

©2011 Philippa Gregory (P)2011 Simon & Schuster

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"You want a real page-turner, but you don't want to tarnish your reputation for literary taste. The Other Boleyn Girl is your kind of... book." (Newsday)

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    Christyn 04-07-15
    Christyn 04-07-15 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it!"

    even though I knew how it ended (history is the ultimate spoiler!) I was still rooting for Ann til the very end!

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    Emily Ashdown, AR, United States 03-08-15
    Emily Ashdown, AR, United States 03-08-15 Member Since 2015
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    "Loved it!"

    I love this book! I have now listened to it 4 times and it gets better every time. I Will read again, I'm sure.

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    Skyline Stained Glass Monterey 03-03-15
    Skyline Stained Glass Monterey 03-03-15 Member Since 2014
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    "My fav book"

    Such a story told with the elements of truth and fiction. Just wonderful, you won't want to turn it off!

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    hamline 02-25-15
    hamline 02-25-15
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    "Fabulous"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Other Boleyn Girl to be better than the print version?

    This is a fabulous book and reading performance. I couldn't stop listening.


    What did you like best about this story?

    The story is fascinating.


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    Amber Imrie 01-26-15
    Amber Imrie 01-26-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Great audiobook performance"

    Really enjoyed this book, especially as an audio book! Susan is a fantastic story teller and this historical plot makes for a juice tale.

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    Sarah Hoffman 01-17-15 Member Since 2014
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    "Oh my the historical inaccuracies!!"

    Long slow read littered with issues.
    I'm not sure if I can handle to read anymore of her books. Not a fan.

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    Jayme 01-08-15
    Jayme 01-08-15 Member Since 2014
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    "One of my favorites"
    If you could sum up The Other Boleyn Girl in three words, what would they be?

    I love this book. I have read and re-read it and now listened to it. One of the few books I can read over and over again.


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    hospicejackie. 11-20-14 Member Since 2014
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    "The other Boleyn Girl"
    If you could sum up The Other Boleyn Girl in three words, what would they be?

    The lucky sister mary Bolelyn was pushed by her family to be a favorite to King Henry but after he lost interest in her and moved on the scheming family promoted. Ann to the court.She was more scheming and wanted more than just to be a bedmate to the King she was playing the long game and she held out for many years.Bringing the Catholic Church to an end and The King discarding his first wife Katherine of Aragon,Ann was only queenfor over three years and then the king became tired of herbed aisle she could not conceive and have a life born male.
    This book is mostly about this time period and her relationship with her sister Mary.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Mary Boleyn she was taken advantage of by the Boleyns and her uncle Howard.She did have ably which poor Ann was never able to have .Ann even took custody of her son and if she had lived he would have challenge for the crown.


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

    I have not heard her before she is very good


    If you could take any character from The Other Boleyn Girl out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    George Bolelyn and find out the truth about him.He sounded pretty wild and kind .


    Any additional comments?

    I really have enjoyed this series I understand that not everything is 100 percent factually correct but that's why we read to fill in those details

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    Kaye 08-24-14
    Kaye 08-24-14 Member Since 2009
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    "Gregory doesn't like Anne Boleyn"

    Read from December 13 to 22, 2012

    Audiobook read by Susan Lyons. So much better than either of the film adaptations. Written from Mary Boleyn's POV, the book takes a very unflattering stand on Anne Boleyn and incorporates many of the legends that have been proven false. But because it focuses on Mary instead of Anne, it's still a great story.

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    Shammish 06-23-14
    Shammish 06-23-14 Member Since 2014
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    "Really fun read/listen!"
    What did you like best about this story?

    It was really easy for me to listen to this book. I have an hour commute to and from work, so I listen to audiobooks for entertainment and this book had me looking forward to it!
    I loved that I had to keep reminding myself that this book is fiction because the author does such a good job.


    Which character – as performed by Susan Lyons – was your favorite?

    I thought she did a great job so I can't say that I have a favorite.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes.


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