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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,526 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Weir Narrator: Maggie Mash Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN:
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Mary Boleyn was the mistress of two kings, Francois I of France and Henry VIII of England, and sister to Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife. In this astonishing and riveting biography, Alison Weir's extensive research gives a new and detailed portrayal, in which she recounts that, contrary to popular belief, Mary was entirely undeserving of her posthumous notoriety as a great whore.

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Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Roma Decareau | 2/19/2014

    " Raised more questions than it answered. I was left quite sure of the author's opinions, but far less confident in how she arrived at them. For example, I read almost an entire chapter about who was older: Mary or Anne. And I'm still not sure of the facts. I think this book would have been a Good Read indeed had it contained any information on Mary's personality, her thoughts and her feelings. This book was more into data and most of that remains unproven- still. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cheryl | 2/10/2014

    " I felt like Weir did a good job of trying to construct the most accurate picture of Mary by going back to contemporary sources and starting there. The problem, as she freely admits, is that there is not a lot of actual material on Mary's life, and only two of her letters survive. Based on the lack of actual information, Weir did a good job looking at the society and conditions of the time and try and make some inferences to fill in the blanks and dispel widely-accepted inaccuracies where she could. However, sometimes the assumptions she made felt too tenuous and Weir's pro-Mary bias came through very clearly in the writing. An interesting read purely for the fact since not many historical works solely focusing on Mary exist, but not completely satisfying for the above listed reasons. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jill | 2/4/2014

    " A very thorough look at Mary Boleyn, considering how very little is actually known of her. Educational? Yes. Page turner? No. Weir's bio of Elizabeth was far more interesting. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ashley | 1/25/2014

    " Kinda a sad history. Alison Weir presents a lot of facts, but thats just how it reads. A long list of facts and quotes strung along. Contrived sentences to use particularly useless quotes. The book would do better as an appendix to a book about Anne. Most of the information is about Anne anyway. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emily | 1/19/2014

    " Not as good as most of Weir's books. Well written but the subject just wasn't as exciting as others. I was glad to see her write a book about Mary to quiet the rumors from books like The Other Boleyn Sister etc. An excellent historian. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jenny | 1/13/2014

    " I enjoyed this one, although Weir does spend a lot of time simply refuting what previous writers have said about Mary Boleyn. However, her research is careful, she doesn't make outlandish assumptions and her ideas are plausible and interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kim | 12/27/2013

    " Quite an interesting read, although I did get mixed up at times with who was who. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susan Swabey | 11/9/2013

    " Very interesting Historical analysis of the real life of Mary Boleyn, as opposed to the modern myths that have come done. Puts the relationship with Henry VIII into a new light. I enjoyed this book, ut not as much as some of Alison Weir's other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Connie | 9/25/2013

    " Felt a little repetitive at times. Because there is so little information known about Mary Boleyn's life (especially her affair with Henry VIII), it was more of a historiography with a touch of history than a biography, which was a little disappointing. Otherwise, it was a good read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Susana | 7/23/2013

    " My review of Mary Boleyn: The Mistress of Kings in the Washington Independent Review of Books. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Avis Black | 6/30/2013

    " I normally like Weir's history books, but there's a big problem with this one. There simply isn't enough existing information for the author to work with. Weir ends up doing a lot of guessing and speculating, which isn't satisfying. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lynn Johnson | 5/21/2013

    " A good book but not enough information on Mary Boleyn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Diana | 5/6/2013

    " A good read but with a lot of fantastic theories and thoughts thrown in (like "the Poison King"). As long as you keep that in mind while reading, it's a fantastic insight into "The Other Boleyn Girl". "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Teri | 3/7/2013

    " I couldn't get into this book with all of it's maybes and possiblies. Some of it didn't seem plausible. I'm disappointed that I bought the book, should have borrowed from the library. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cwelshhans | 10/21/2012

    " Weir does a lot with little primary source material, but it's not as good as her Elizabeth and Eleanor of Acquitaine works. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anna Johnstone | 5/29/2012

    " I love it. Interesting and informative. She also highlights how much of Mary's reputation is based on little or no evidence, as well as supposition and single source accounts, and rumours spread by adversaries of the Boleyn family. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mary Scott | 3/22/2012

    " Read this if you really, really want to know how wrong Alison Weir believes Philippa Gregory to be. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Theresa | 1/5/2012

    " Definitive bio of Mary Boleyn. Most things we understand about her were anti-Boleyn rumours. Scholarly "

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About the Author
Author Alison Weir

Alison Weir is the New York Times bestselling author of the novels Innocent Traitor and The Lady Elizabeth and several historical biographies, including Mistress of the Monarchy and The Six Wives of Henry VIII.

About the Narrator

Maggie Mash trained as an actress and worked in theater before starting her broadcasting career in Forces Radio. Her voice-over work includes everything from audiobooks to in-flight airline videos and the UK’s national mental arithmetic SATs tests. Her audiobook narration has earned her an AudioFile Earphones Award. She is fluent in French, Italian, Spanish, and Greek.