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The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook
The Other Boleyn Girl
Written by: 
Philippa Gregory
Narrated by: 
Susan Lyons
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The Other Boleyn Girl Audiobook

The Other Boleyn Girl

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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

What the Critics Say

"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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    Andrea G. 06-15-16
    Andrea G. 06-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    What did you love best about The Other Boleyn Girl?

    I thought the description of events and people brought Henry VIII court to life.


    What other book might you compare The Other Boleyn Girl to and why?

    All the books in the cousin's series are wonderful.


    What about Susan Lyons’s performance did you like?

    She projected such feeling in her voice.


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    MomTeacherArtist 06-14-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I thought the movie was great BUT"

    it's just okay compared to the book. The reader was excellent and I've enjoyed other books she's read. it's hard not to think of this book as factual, but only based on facts. I still love the storyline and it made me search for more info online which led me to new news that it may have a certain genetic anomaly that caused Henry's children to be ill or for the miscarriages. They are tracking it through his family tree now to see if it's a valid reason. It also covers his decline mentally and the actions he took with all of his wives.

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    Helen MANAHAWKIN, NJ, United States 05-31-16
    Helen MANAHAWKIN, NJ, United States 05-31-16 Member Since 2013
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    "Read it! Heard it! Listened to it again!"

    I had read this book in hard copy several years ago. I then ordered it on audible books. I loved it. Even though I knew the story, listening to it somehow made it different. The narrator is superb her diction amazing.
    Needing something to listen to I reopened it recently and listened to it again. It was every bit as good as the first time!
    Even though we all know what happened to Ann Boleyn, it is more interesting when told from the viewpoint of Mary Boleyn, the "Other" Boleyn girl.
    If you are a fan of historical fiction built around Henry the eighth, this is a book for you. Poor Henry, the dashing, handsome young prince becomes a fat, smelly, lecherous and dangerous old man unable to "get" a son upon his numerous wives and blames each in turn. Those once in such favor realize he is mercurial and their favor is unstable at best.
    A delicious listen.

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    Debbie Crowe West Chester, OH USA 05-19-16
    Debbie Crowe West Chester, OH USA 05-19-16 Member Since 2015

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    "This is the book that turned me on to this Era."
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    Reading this book got me started on my love of reading about the Kings and Queens of England and I have been completely consumed since!


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    Renee 05-15-16
    Renee 05-15-16 Member Since 2015
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    "lovely!"

    if inaccurate at times, it's much worth the read, or listening, as is the constant princess.

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    karen anthony 05-03-16 Member Since 2015
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    "Awesome!"

    When I read books by this author I feel like I'm actually there...back in time. The narrator read it perfectly. Highly recommend!

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    Nellinda25 03-30-16
    Nellinda25 03-30-16 Member Since 2016
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    "Great Book"

    better than the movie , finished in a week !!! will be reading more books by Philippa Gregory

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    Kim S. Maryville, TN 03-23-16
    Kim S. Maryville, TN 03-23-16 Member Since 2016

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    "Job well done!!"

    Loved it...Very well written and narrated, Susan Lyons had a pleasant voice and did each character very well. I enjoyed listening to and reading this book. Philippa Gregory is a wonderful author.

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    Angie Wright 01-29-16 Member Since 2015
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    "I could read and re read this book over and over!"

    Ms. Greggory at her best. This was my first book I read of hers and have been a die hard fan ever since.

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    Jennifer Taylor Spokane, WA United States 01-18-16
    Jennifer Taylor Spokane, WA United States 01-18-16
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    "Outstanding in every way!"

    I am so sad this book has ended. I will miss the characters, the plot, the history and the narration. Wow! Great read!!

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