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3.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 53.65 out of 5 3.65 (17 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolly Erickson Narrator: Nelson Runger Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2011 ISBN:
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In lively, absorbing prose that rivals the finest literary fiction, prize-winning historian Carolly Erickson recreates the life of the notorious Tudor king, Henry VIII. In his youth as a charming national hero, his reign as a monstrous king, and his final days as a tottering old man, Erickson draws a thoroughly convincing portrait of one of English history's most notorious characters.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 9/29/2013

    " What truly motivated this man? He is an enigma composed of selfishness, lust, duty, and greatness. We will never really know what he was thinking, but it is fun to puzzle over it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 8/6/2013

    " Carolly Erickson stands among the best and most accessible of the Tudor biographers, with Antonia Fraser and Allison Wier. She presents the chronology in such a way that the human characters shine through. This book is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Katarzyna | 8/2/2013

    " A well written biography (at least to a lay person). The author's style makes it easy to follow and remember described dates and events. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 5/28/2013

    " I wanted some hard history on the reign of Henry VIII after greatly enjoying "The Other Boleyn Girl." This history fits the bill. It's balanced and well researched. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 William J. Shep | 4/20/2013

    " Classic biography of one of England's greatest and more controversial kings. Erikson is a skilled royal biographer, especially for the Tudor era, and this work is a well balanced account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 2/3/2013

    " A very well written biography of that larger than life king, Henry the 8th. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Karen Hood | 1/31/2013

    " Gave the facts in a different way "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna Tomasso | 8/14/2012

    " Henry VIII is one of my favourite historical figures, love to read stories about his life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Taylor Kniphfer | 4/27/2012

    " A very nice book on Henry VIII. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael | 4/1/2012

    " Easy reading, pop history, Not for the serious scholar "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David Sam | 10/7/2011

    " An interesting biography but it doesn't seem to have the depth of analysis you could hope for. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Michael Sommers | 9/17/2011

    " It gave this book two stars instead of three because Erickson is a bit too worshipful of Henry, who, in my opinion, was not one of England's better kings (to say the least). "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Anna | 9/5/2011

    " Henry VIII is one of my favourite historical figures, love to read stories about his life "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 9/6/2009

    " Carolly Erickson stands among the best and most accessible of the Tudor biographers, with Antonia Fraser and Allison Wier. She presents the chronology in such a way that the human characters shine through. This book is no exception. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Shep | 1/10/2009

    " Classic biography of one of England's greatest and more controversial kings. Erikson is a skilled royal biographer, especially for the Tudor era, and this work is a well balanced account. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kathy | 10/16/2008

    " A very well written biography of that larger than life king, Henry the 8th. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kate | 11/8/2007

    " What truly motivated this man? He is an enigma composed of selfishness, lust, duty, and greatness. We will never really know what he was thinking, but it is fun to puzzle over it. "

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About the Author
Author Carolly Erickson

Carolly Erickson is the bestselling author of many distinguished works of nonfiction and a series of historical entertainments, blending fact and invention. Her historical biographies include The Hidden Diary of Marie Antoinette, The First Elizabeth, Her Little Majesty, and Alexandra. She lives in Hawaii.

About the Narrator

Nelson Runger’s voice has been recorded in dozens of audio productions. His ability to convey difficult, scholarly material with eloquence and ease has earned him critical acclaim, including an AudioFile Best Voice in Biography & History for his reading of Nixon and Kissinger.