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The Boleyn Inheritance

Abridged / Go to Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher: Simon & Schuster

Date: December 2006

Duration: 6 hours 12 minutes


Three women share one fate: the Boleyn Inheritance From the bestselling author of The Other Boleyn Girl comes a novel about three women whose positions brought them wealth, power, deceit, and terror in England after the death of Anne Boleyn. Anne of Cleves must literally save her neck in a court ruled by a deadly game of politics and the terror of an unpredictable and vengeful king. Her Boleyn Inheritance: accusations and false witnesses. Katherine Howard catches the king's eye within moments of arriving at court, setting in motion a dreadful machine of politics, intrigue, and treason that she does not understand. Her Boleyn Inheritance: the threat of the axe. Jane Rochford's name is a byword for malice, jealousy and twisted lust throughout Europe. Her Boleyn Inheritance: a fortune and a title in exchange for her soul. The Boleyn Inheritance is Gregory at her spellbinding best.


  • 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.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful.

  • Paperback Reader

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

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • 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.

  • 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.