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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (14,533 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Weir Narrator: various narrator Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir has earned her reputation as the preeminent historian of British royalty. Now with Innocent Traitor, Weir utilizes her vast knowledge and captivating narrative style to craft her first historical novel, choosing Lady Jane Grey—the most sympathetic heroine of Tudor England—as her enthralling subject. The child of a scheming father and ruthless mother, Jane is born during a time when ambition dictates action. Cousin to Edward VI, Mary I, and Elizabeth I, she is merely a pawn in a political and religious game where one false step means certain demise. But Lady Jane has remarkable qualities that help her withstand the constant pressures of the royal machinery far better than any person could be expected to do. Weir’s striking novel sweeps readers back through the centuries to witness first-hand one of the most poignant tales from a time of constant scheming and power brokering. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “A sensitive and fast-paced tale…Weir conveys the age’s political intrigues, religious fanaticism, and sexism.”

    USA Today

  • “You can’t resist Jane—so young, so brilliant, so cruelly used and sacrificed. In the nine days’ queen, Weird has found a fascinating and deeply sympathetic figure through which to examine one of the strangest crises of British history.”

    Washington Post

  • “Weir proves herself deft as ever describing Tudor food, manners, clothing, pastimes (including hunting and jousting), and marital politics.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Alison Weir writes a splendid historical fiction…Multiple talented narrators are well chosen for voices and viewpoints that collaborate to tell the story. Davina Porter’s cold tones portray Jane’s shrewish mother, Frances Brandon, who can’t forgive her daughter for being born female. The regal-accented Gerard Doyle portrays self-interested John Dudley, who uses Jane as a political pawn, and Bianca Amato plays Queen Mary, who responds coldly to this political threat but melts later in compassion. In contrast are Jenny Sterlin’s kindly nurse, Mrs. Ellen, and Stina Nielsen, who shows us Jane’s development from dutiful child to contemplative girl at court and finally the 16-year-old young woman who faces execution with grace.”


  • “Complex yet completely absorbing…Weir finds Jane an intelligent individual, a thinker in her own right; but, tragically, given the times and the power available to the ‘grown-ups’ around her, she ultimately could not resist the political currents swirling over her. A brilliantly vivid and psychologically astute novel.”

    Booklist (starred review)

  • “Weir keeps a complicated story untangled with the deft use of multiple first-person points of view. The recording enhances the technique by using varied clear-voiced narrators. Highly recommended.”

    Library Journal

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Marilyn | 2/20/2014

    " Great historical fiction from my favorite Tudor era. I hadn't heard this part of the story before and it was very tragic and some of the most tragic parts were not fiction. I liked that Jane Grey stood her ground and was true to herself. But, I find it very sad that during that time in history so much death was brought about by judgment and intolerance of different religious beliefs. And, a change in the crown could change your religion. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Marli | 2/18/2014

    " Well researched novel of the Tudor period. Lady Jane Grey's tragic story is told in vivid color and detail. The first person telling by a miriad of characters, both male and female, was unimpressive however and just about drove me to set the book aside unfinished. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by NuevoRain | 2/10/2014

    " Compelling, swiftly moving story of Lady Jane Grey/Dudley. Does not quite speak as a children during the younger ages, but gets the adult Jane quite well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 by Sarahlynn Lester | 1/24/2014

    " I'm sure this was a perfectly lovely novel but I couldn't finish it. Too depressing, especially as a mom of young daughters and especially as I know how the story must end! "

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