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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (43,402 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Philippa Gregory Narrator: Davina Porter, Bianca Amato, Ruthie Henshal Publisher: Simon & Schuster Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Tudor Court Novels Release Date:
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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

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by 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 by 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 by 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 by Alexis | 1/20/2014

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

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