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Boleyn Inheritance

Unabridged / Go to Abridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: March 2011

Duration: 17 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

ANNE OF CLEVES: She runs from her tiny country, her hateful mother, and her abusive brother to a court ruled by the terror of a vengeful king who despises her. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witness.

KATHERINE HOWARD: She is in love -- but not with the diseased old man who made her queen and beds her night after night. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe.

JANE ROCHFORD: She is the Boleyn girl whose testimony sent her husband and sister-in-law to their deaths. Throughout Europe, her name is a byword for malice, jealousy, and twisted lust. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title, in exchange for her soul.

The Boleyn Inheritance is a novel drawn tight as a lute string about three women whose positions brought them wealth, admiration, and power as well as deceit, betrayal, and terror. Once again, Philippa Gregory is at her intelligent, page-turning best.

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  • Kristina B

    I love this era. Cannot get enough of the Boleyns and Tudors and kings and queens stories. They keep me coming back for more. Enjoy all I can get of this type.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Paperback Reader

    Love the history of the Bolyns, King Henry's wives, etc. Can't get enough.

  • Anonymous

    I thought this book as an audio was boring, but it could have been because I had already read it. As an audio it seemed to move so slowly. Again, having read the book, and so many on this subject matter, that could have had something to do with hit.

  • Lilly

    Loved this book! It keeps you on edge and the narrator is sufficient. Too many books have narrators that ruin the story. You feel that you are living in King Henry's time and I don't know about you, but I have sisters!

  • Anonymous

    Interesting story! The different voices associated with the different characters helped immensely to keep you the listener straight on who whas whom! What a difficult time it must have been to be a royal and a wife of the King. Women were used unmercifully as pawns by men. We have come a long way since then!

  • Anonymous

    There are several women in this story to keep straight, but fortunately, each woman has her own voice thanks to different readers speaking with regional accents. I really enjoyed getting an insight into life in Henry XIII's later years, as seen through the eyes of his women.

  • southpaw

    Not a bad story, but I hope readers/listeners realize this is a work of fiction based loosely on fact. It did help me learn more about history - I had to go to the internet to figure out what was true and what was made up!

  • Anonymous

    Good "listen". Interesting storyline that moved well - easy to follow. This version was pretty choppy, would have been much better as an unabridged version.

  • Anonymous

    Once again Philippa Gregory has written an amazing book. What a interesting sequel to the Boleyn saga and continuing story of the women in Henry VIII's life. It is so amazing how the women of the time were so manipulated by the "power hungry men" of the time. Plus the format of being preformed by three different women was extremely entertaining.

  • Troyanne Kirkland

    A good book - but I'm awfully glad I got the abridged version. I had hoped to get a little more of a history lesson - beyond the maddeningly sorry plight of women. The narrators were wonderful.