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Anne Boleyn Audiobook

Anne Boleyn: A King's Obsession

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Publisher's Summary

A novel filled with fresh insights into the story of Henry VIII's second - and most infamous - wife, Anne Boleyn. The new book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, from the acclaimed historian and best-selling author of Katherine of Aragon.

It is the spring of 1527. Henry VIII has come to Hever Castle in Kent to pay court to Anne Boleyn. He is desperate to have her. For this mirror of female perfection he will set aside his queen and all Cardinal Wolsey's plans for a dynastic French marriage.

Anne Boleyn is not so sure. She loathes Wolsey for breaking her betrothal to the Earl of Northumberland's son, Harry Percy, whom she had loved. She does not welcome the king's advances; she knows that she can never give him her heart. But hers is an opportunist family. And whether Anne is willing or not, they will risk it all to see their daughter on the throne.

©2017  Alison Weir (P)2017 Recorded Books

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    Lynda 08-14-17
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    "Anne's Other Side"

    With her uncanny ability to bring historical facts to living color, Alison has brought life and some notoriety to an otherwise overlooked character in King Henry's repertoire. Previously, I thought only of Anne as a conniving wench who used her sexuality to lure a king and displace a queen.
    Fancy or fact, she has become someone of substance and conscience who let jealousy, greed, and power lead her into the sins that ultimately sealed her fate. She, perhaps inadvertently and selfishly, gave credence and fuel to the Protestant reformation and exposure to the corruption that had insidiously overtaken the church at that time.
    I definitely recommend this novel and the author for great creativity, insight and intrigue.

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    S. Davis 08-04-17
    S. Davis 08-04-17
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    "Very good read"

    This is a case of truth is stranger than fiction. You cannot make up this stuff up!

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    Amazon Customer London 08-03-17
    Amazon Customer London 08-03-17 Member Since 2013
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    good twist and perspective on the Anne Boleyn story. Still a tragedy but she's not wholly a victim or villian. liked it.

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    "Great but too quiet."

    Great story, when I could hear it. When the story called for quiet talk, it was whispered so quietly that I could only hear it with earphones from my Kindle Keyboard. I like the narrator's voice, she did both men's and women's voices very well, just needs to be louder. I love Alison Weir's historical stories and her habit of putting the year at the beginning of each chapter.

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    Andrea Marshi Marina Del Rey, CA 07-23-17
    Andrea Marshi Marina Del Rey, CA 07-23-17 Member Since 2014
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    "Interesting and Compelling"

    I found this to be a refreshing telling of Anne Boleyn's story - without the usual salacious foreshadowing that often comes with Anne's story. Rather than merely chronicling events as they happened, Weir chose to let them unfold only through Anne's perception. This was a more pious Anne than is often portrayed, perhaps more researched and realistic. I enjoyed this very much. The narration was excellent.

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    History Buff FL, USA 06-27-17
    History Buff FL, USA 06-27-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Great Book"

    Fantastic read, great overall view of Anne and her complex relationship with Henry. Recommend read for anyone that wants to learn about this woman.

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    Johanna Claps 06-21-17
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    "Obsessed!"
    What did you like about this audiobook?

    Alison Weir really brings the Tudors to life. A richly detailed biography of this ambitious, and doomed, young woman. Weir weaves in Boelyn's quest for power over love and Henry VIII's determination to make her his queen. For anyone who is obsessed with the wives of Henry VIII, this is an excellent series. I'm looking forward to the other biographies.


    How has the book increased your interest in the subject matter?

    I'm even more curious about the other Tudor wives and the king's descent into madness.


    What did you find wrong about the narrator's performance?

    The audio performance is engaging. She is able to bring to life the individual voices.


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    Jenn 06-14-17
    Jenn 06-14-17 Member Since 2017
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    "Every ounce of this book was Amazing!"

    Alison Weir has out done herself again. I can not wait for the 3rd rf installment.

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    Jasper Van Wyk 06-13-17 Member Since 2016
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    "Fantastic"

    Another fantastic book from Weir. This take on Anne Boleyn's life and entanglements with King Henry is interesting. For Tudor England lovers this book is a must.

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    Julia 05-20-17
    Julia 05-20-17 Member Since 2017
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    "I walked with Anne Boleyn today. Breathless."

    I am an ardent historian having studied the Tudors since 1972 whilst at school in the UK. Only recently started reading the more fictionalized versions in recent years and this fine tome is a marvelous blend of fiction and fact. It starts off in much the same way as many others in this genre but stick with it as it really has a different way of looking at Anne. I personally stopped looking 'at' Anne. I found that through Alison Weir's brilliant writing I started to see the world through Anne's eyes.

    The details that I had forgotten through study were all included and brought to life. Made relevant. I always know when a book is getting to me when I start getting angry with certain characters. And who hasn’t missed many hours sleep because they will just finish this chapter’! Well this is one of ‘those’ books!

    That is why the last chapter has had such an impact on me. As usual Rosalyn Landor gives a superb performance that knocked me off my feet.

    In my opinion Alison Weir has done it again......5 STARS all around.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful

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