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3.000038476603 out of 53.000038476603 out of 53.000038476603 out of 53.000038476603 out of 53.000038476603 out of 5 3.00 (43,403 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Ruthie Henshall Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tudor Court Novels Release Date: March 2011 ISBN: 9781442342378
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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.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “A fascinating account…harrowing…If only grade-school history books were written so vividly.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Gregory’s accounts of events are accurate enough to be persuasive, her characterizations modern enough to be convincing. Rich in intrigue and irony, this is a tale where readers will already know who was divorced, beheaded or survived, but will savor Gregory’s sharp staging of how and why.”

    Publishers Weekly (starred review)

  • “Allowing her characters to speak in first person, Gregory imbues history with realism and human drama. As in the finest of historical fiction, she doesn’t skimp on history but infuses it with humanity.”

    RT Book Reviews, 4½ stars

  • “Gregory’s knowledge of the period, combined with her novelistic skill, allows her to view this grim tale through the eyes of the three women: wily, experienced Jane; naïve, sensible Anne; and vain, greedy young Kitty. Their first-person accounts are convincing and shockingly self-serving.”

    Kirkus Reviews

  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 4.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 54.666666 out of 5 Michelle-ellethekitty.ca | 5/4/2017

    " I'm not much of a review writer, but the website asked me for my opinion and I'll give it. I enjoyed the Boleyn inheritance. It deals with the wives after Anne Boleyn, including Anne of Cleves and Katherine Howard, as well as Jane Parker. These characters might be less interesting to some than Anne Bolyen, but I enjoyed the humane and thoughtful treatment of Anne of Cleves and what her thoughts and feelings might have been like. I like to sleep with audio books on and I had to take a few parts of the book out of my playlist, since they are hard and painful. Katherine Howard is spiritedly and foolish, and I felt it might be a good representation. I found the dour representation of Jane Parker too cynical for my taste, but its not an unreasonable representation. I liked the narration and voices, which is not always the case with these books for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Maria Baer | 2/19/2014

    " Love these books. I always end up spending a few hours afterwards googling the real stories of King Henry VIII. What a crazy fella. Philippa Gregory does a great job of moving the book along and making it a page-turner. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Brooke | 2/12/2014

    " Having enjoyed many other books by Philippa Gregory, I was excited to dig into this book! I found a hard cover copy of this book at Goodwill, so of course I had to pick it up. I've only ever read and watched about the first two of Henry the 8th's wives, so it was interesting to read about these two that came after his third wife. A properly raised young woman from Cleves and a silly young fifteen-year-old girl from England, all but emotionally abused by King Henry, and for Katherine Howard, even worse. I have to say that I really loved reading all of the different points of view from Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, and Jane Boleyn. I really loved reading about Anne of Cleves, because for the most part, she escaped King Henry's wrath compared to what he did to all of his other wives. Katherine Howard was so young, it disgusted me to know she had to be married to an almost fifty-year-old man! Of course, that was how it was back then. I never really liked Jane Boleyn to begin with, but I really did not like her as the book came to an end. I've always enjoyed books like these, especially from this author, so I will definitely read more. I'm really reading these books because I love the history of this time, and fictonal stories. Put it together, and I'll read all of these books for days! ~Brooke~ "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alice | 2/6/2014

    " I liked reading about the lesser known backgrounds of Ann of Cleves &Kathern Howard. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alexis | 1/20/2014

    " Not as good as the others I've read by Gregory. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valerie | 1/12/2014

    " A very good historical read about the wives of Henry the VIII. Loved the way she built the characters. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tanna Shelley | 1/1/2014

    " It was another really amazing book! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alyson | 12/18/2013

    " Gregory did a wonderful job telling the stories of the three ladies (Katherine Howard, Anne of Cleves and Jane Boleyn) separately, but together. It flowed well, was easy to read and the ending was one of her best! She made boring Anne of Cleves almost ..interesting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dorothy | 12/15/2013

    " I semi-quite liked this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Melissa Park | 12/3/2013

    " Not as good as The Other Boelyn Girl, but interesting. I love this time period! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kate Millin | 11/21/2013

    " The story of 3 key women in the life of Henry VIII Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard and Jane Boleyn with the narrative voice moving between them in a way that told the story in a very believable way with each voice very different and appropriate to the speaker. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Adele Kenny | 11/12/2013

    " Philippa Gregory is master of the "Tudor Era" genre. Her historical fiction is brilliant and always good read. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Nancy Schober | 10/17/2013

    " Not as good as the rest of the series. This one seemed like odds and ends cobbled together. A pretty dreary story. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Alison | 9/26/2013

    " Not as good as The Other Boleyn Girl! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Lucy Mclaughlin | 9/5/2013

    " Couldn't put it down, very well written. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ashleigh Marks | 7/21/2013

    " Anything related to the Tudors/Boleyns wins my heart over and this is one of my favourites. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tonya | 6/19/2012

    " Typical of her books, I couldn't put this one down. Loved it! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Eveline | 6/14/2012

    " Now that I have read this book I have an urge to get my hands on books about Henry VII and his wives. This was fun to read with three women at the mercy of the King's whim and the danger of living at this court full of conspiracies and led by a madman. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Andrea Wall | 2/7/2012

    " My favourite Philippa Gregory book. It was nice to have a book about Henry VIII's wives WITHOUT Anne Boleyn. (Even though shes mentioned) "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen | 1/10/2012

    " This book follows where "The Other Boleyn Girl" left off. It takes on three character perspectives and as a result, it's not as well written as the previous novel. However, it's still an interesting read. It's nice to have a little more background (even if it is fiction) on two of Henry's queens. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sher | 12/5/2011

    " putting this one on hold, it was good, I just wasn't in the mood for it right now.... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stephen | 11/24/2011

    " I thought it was better than The Other Boleyn Girl, but I wanted to read more from Anne of Cleves' point of view, not the other 2 characters. Then again, it wouldn't be called The Boleyn Inheritance without the other ones. Still, a good book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 MissyLynne | 11/4/2011

    " Loved reading a book where Anne of Cleeves actually was a main character. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Morgan | 7/19/2011

    " I love this book. Phillippa Gregory writes beautifully. all of her work is amazing. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Thea | 6/22/2011

    " This was pretty readable and interesting, in spite of already knowing how it was going to end. I was entertained and kept reading to see how Anne was going to keep her head.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Grandma | 6/21/2011

    " the author's detailed research makes life inCourt very real "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mom | 6/15/2011

    " Anne of Cleves, Katherine Howard, Henry VIII and George Boleyn's widow. Great stuff. I love this period, this great author of historical fiction. Gets one thinking about tyranny, the limitations of earlier times, the minds that shaped history and formed the path we continue on. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Tina | 6/13/2011

    " I enjoy learning about this time period through Ms. Gregory stories. She tells the story weel and made me want to know more about what else happened in this time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 6/11/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book more than The Other Boleyn Girl. It was great to get some insight into the story of Anne of Cleves and Catherine Howard. I loved how Philippa Gregory had three narrators of the story who were so completely, yet convincingly, different to each other. Great Book. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Amy | 6/10/2011

    " I really liked this book! Katherine Howard (Henry's 5th wife) just made this book for me. Definitely a worthy Tudor read! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Pris | 6/7/2011

    " I don't read as much as I listen to audio books for my daily exercises.
    I just loved this book. It lit an love and interest and curiosity of the lifestyle of women back in the Tudor era. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alice | 6/5/2011

    " Oh, how I wish there were more than five stars to rate this book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Makmama | 6/4/2011

    " Not as good as her others. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Jennifer | 6/3/2011

    " I dislike books in multiple points of view, and I believe this is one of those books. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Juju | 6/1/2011

    " A super follow up to 'The other Boleyn Girl' thoroughly enjoyable. Was interesting to see such a detailed portrayal of Jane Boleyn. "

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About the Author
Author Philippa Gregory

Phillipa Gregory is an internationally bestselling author of historical novels. She earned her BA from the University of Sussex and a PhD in eighteenth-century literature from Edinburgh University. She is the author of the Wideacre trilogy, the Earthly Joys series, and the Tudor series, which includes the enormously successful book The Other Boleyn Girl. There are currently over a million copies of The Other Boleyn Girl in print in the US alone; it was also made into a successful major motion picture starring Natalie Portman, Scarlett Johansson, and Eric Bana. Gregory also regularly contributes short stories, features, and reviews to a number of newspapers and magazines.

About the Narrators

Davina Porter has been enthralling listeners for over twenty-five years with her ability to mine the psychological depths of the characters she reads and bring them convincingly to life. She has been honored as an AudioFile Golden Voice and she also won the prestigious Audie Award in 2006.

Bianca Amato is an actress and narrator born and raised in South Africa. Trained at the University of Cape Town’s Drama school, she went on to work in theater and television in South Africa before moving to New York in 2002. She is the winner of five AudioFile Earphones Awards and Audie Awards.

Ruthie Henshall has appeared on Broadway in Chicago, Putting It Together, and Miss Saigon. She has also starred in numerous West End of London productions including Chicago, Crazy For You, She Loves Me (Olivier Award) and Les Miserables.