Fatal Throne: The Wives of Henry VIII Tell All: by M. T. Anderson, Candace Fleming, Stephanie Hemphill, Lisa Ann Sandell, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Deborah Hopkinson Audiobook, by Stephanie Hemphill Play Audiobook Sample

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Author: Candace Fleming, Deborah Hopkinson, Jennifer Donnelly, Linda Sue Park, Lisa Ann Sandell, M. T. Anderson, Stephanie Hemphill Narrator: Elliot Hill, Fiona Hardingham, Heather Wilds, Katharine Lee McEwan, Elizabeth Knowelden, Jayne Entwistle, Justine Eyre Publisher: Penguin Random House Audio Length: Release Date: May 2018 Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download ISBN: 9780525525721

Publisher Description

Perfect for anyone fascinated by the Royal Wedding, Netflix's The Crown, or Wolf Hall, this is a pitch-perfect reimagining of the romance and tragedy of Henry VIII and his six wives, told from multiple points of view by some of your favorite authors.

If you were one of King Henry VIII's six wives, who would you be? Would you be Anne Boleyn, who literally lost her head? Would you be the subject of rumor and scandal like Catherine Howard? Or would you get away and survive like Anna of Cleves?

Meet them and Henry's other queens--each bound for divorce or death--in this epic and thrilling novel that reads like fantasy but really happened. Watch spellbound as each of these women attempts to survive their unpredictable king as he grows more and more obsessed with producing a male heir. And discover how the power-hungry court fanned the flames of Henry's passions . . . and his most horrible impulses.

Whether you're a huge fan of all things Tudor or new to this jaw-dropping saga, you won't be able to get the unique voices of Henry and his wives--all brought to life by seven award-winning and bestselling authors--out of your head.

This is an intimate look at the royals during one of the most treacherous times in history. Who will you root for and who will you love to hate?

ONE OF THE NYPL TOP TEN BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR

"Ambitious and exciting." --Bustle

"A clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history's most fascinating moments." --Refinery29

"These stories of love, lust, power and intrigue never fail to fascinate." --Shelf Awareness, Starred Review

Who's Who:

M. T. Anderson - Henry VIII

Candace Fleming - Katharine of Aragon, wife #1

Stephanie Hemphill - Anne Boleyn, wife #2

Lisa Ann Sandell - Jane Seymour, wife #3

Jennifer Donnelly - Anna of Cleves, wife #4

Linda Sue Park - Catherine Howard, wife #5

Deborah Hopkinson - Kateryn Parr, wife #6

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Quotes

  • Romance and intrigue dominate these accounts, as do the frustrations of being female in a time when 'no woman--not even a Queen--can... show her own power'...

    - Shelf Awareness, starred review
  • “Seven talented YA authors and gifted narrators embrace the personalities, foibles, dreams, and philosophies of Henry VIII’s unfortunate wives. First-person narratives reveal each queen in her own right, not eclipsed by the famous king or distorted by stereotypes. Portraits are distinctive and individual. Varying tones properly represent the power and struggles of each…Elliot Hill, as an heir-obsessed Henry, is, first, powerful and arrogant and, later, sullen and lonely. Together, these perspectives paint a personal, poignant, thoroughly engaging view of history. Winner of the AudioFile Earphones Award.”

    - AudioFile
  • “Calling all history buffs…This anthology will make you reconsider the entire British royal system—and especially Henry VIII. In Fatal Throne, seven acclaimed YA authors write a chapter from a different historical figure’s perspective. Henry VIII narrates, as do his six ill-fated wives, each of whom is headed for divorce or death. Fatal Throne is a clever, feminist reimagining of one of English history’s most fascinating (and dark) moments.”

    - Refinery29
  • “Ambitious and exciting.”

    - Bustle

Awards

  • Winner of an AudioFile Earphones Award
  • A Refinery29 Pick of Ultimate Beach Reads of 2018

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About the Author

Stephanie Hemphill is the award-winning author of Wicked Girls: A Novel of the Salem Witch Trials, a Los Angeles Times Book Prize finalist; Your Own, Sylvia: A Verse Portrait of Sylvia Plath, a Michael L. Printz Honor Book; Sisters of Glass; and Things Left Unsaid: A Novel in Poems. She lives in Chicago, Illinois.

About the Narrators

Will M. Watt was determined not to be one of those penniless artists that his parents warned him about, so decided not to pursue his dream of becoming an actor. Fate had other ideas, however, and that dream ruthlessly pursued him instead. A decade later, and Will now makes a living recording audiobooks, commercials, and video games, but admits that he’ll never be much good at writing about himself in the third person. Will’s accidental stumble into the world of voice acting has led him from a humble bedroom studio in Oxford, England, to the bright lights of New York City where he now lives with his two four legged roommates, Sara and Rachel.

Fiona Hardingham is a British-born actress, singer, voice-over artist, and AudioFile Earphones Award–winning narrator. On stage, she appeared at the Edinburgh Festival in her comedic one-woman show The Dark Show. She has also starred in the dark-comedy short film The Ballerino. She earned a BA honors degree in performing arts from Middlesex University, London, and also studied at the Western Australian Academy of Performing Arts.

Napoleon Ryan is a comedy actor from England. His acting credits include several roles in television and film, and his lead performance in The Black Hole, a short film, earned him numerous international awards and accolades. He has narrated audiobooks in the fiction and nonfiction genres.

Susan Duerden is an actress and an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator. Her reading of The Tiger’s Wife by Téa Obreht earned her an AudioFile Best Voice Award and a Booklist Editors’ Choice Award. She has won ten AudioFile Earphones Awards. Here career spans film, television, theater, voice-overs, and animation. She has played critically acclaimed and award-winning theatrical roles on London’s West End and Off Broadway; acted in the features Lovewrecked and Flushed Away; and held a recurring role on ABC’s Lost.

Elizabeth Knowelden is an Earphones Award–winning audiobook narrator who has been a finalist for the prestigious Audie Award for best narration. As an actress, she trained in London at the Webber Douglas Academy where she received a Sir Laurence Olivier Commendation. Her acting credits include theater, musicals, and national tours in the United Kingdom. Also a film actress, she has participated in BAFTA’s Newcomers Program.

Jayne Entwistle is a voice talent and Earphones Award–winning narrator.

Justine Eyre is a classically trained actress who has narrated many audiobooks, earning the prestigious Audie Award for best narration and numerous Earphones Awards. She is multilingual and known for her great facility with accents. She has appeared on stage, with leading roles in King Lear and The Crucible, and has had starring roles in four films on the indie circuit. Her television credits include Two and a Half Men and Mad Men.