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
"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)
Mary Boleyn. ..she was misunderstood....but very loyal to het family...
I look for books that she narrate...she brings you in to the book
Anne had to let go of her true love Henry Percy it was just awful The pain she demonstrate is heart wrenching.
I highly recommend this book it was absolutely wonderful and the narration was just outstanding
The reader is Australian and her accent grates with very word she utters: exaggerated 'posh' English, attempting and failing to disguise the oz. can't go on listening: if you know what a British accent sounds like, avoid this reader (unless she's reading an Aussie or nz book)
I am waiting patiently for the best book on earth!!
I had never read the book!
I had heard a lot about this book! Great listen!
How women thought back then.
yes, she does a very good job in all of them.
I was constantly being shocked by how awful all of the Boleyns were! They are all crazy, some absolutely hateful, but can't seem to stay away from each other!
Mary Boleyn. She comes across as such a victim who doesn't belong in the mix of all of these other despicable people, but she has her dark sides as well.
Not sure, but I do like her as the narrator for this one. Fun accent
I knew Henry VIII was mad, but apparently everyone was!
This is a book of historical fiction filled with lots of drama, intrigue, and bouts of lust. Although I know how the real story unfolds, it is alluring to read it from an imaginative perspective.
Since I have never read this type of historical fiction, I cannot compare it.
This is the first time I have listened to Susan Lyons, and I don't think it will be the last. She is an animated and expressive performer. Lyons did an excellent and believable job on all the voices.
Sex, Lies, and the Tudors
This is a great listen, a bit long, but it makes the story stronger.
Oh my God.... I couldn't drop my head set! so captivating and riveting, you will feel every emotion from each of the characters. Susan Lyons's voice brought this story to life.
Ultimately, this was an entertaining listen. Susan Lyons has a beautiful voice and I think her talent helped make Mary Boleyn a more sympathetic character than the text itself may have allowed. I didn't count on the novel's "bodice-ripper" qualities, and I don't really care to read/hear the PG-13 details of a love scene. It seemed ridiculous, and because of this, I wouldn't choose another book by Gregory again.
I was far more interested in the machinations of the court, Anne Boleyn, and the historical figures, and when these were the focus, the novel was an interesting and entertaining take on a fascinating era.
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