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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (39 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Norah Lofts Narrator: Patricia Gallimore Publisher: ISIS Soundings Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2011 ISBN:
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All eyes and hair a courtier had said disparagingly of her - and certainly the younger daughter of Tom Boleyn lacked the bounteous charms of most ladies of Court. Black-haired, black eyes, she had a wild-sprite quality that was to prove more effective, more dangerous than conventional feminine appeal. The King first noticed her when she was sixteen - and with imperial greed he smashed her youthful love-affair with Harry Percy and began the process of royal seduction... But this was no ordinary woman, no maid-in-waiting to be possessed and discarded by a king. Against his will, his own common sense, Henry found himself bewitched - enthralled by the young girl who was to be known as the Concubine...

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 2/9/2014

    " So far this is one of the best accounts of historical fiction of Anne Boleyn. It reaches and delves into her thoughts, emotions, and brings her down to a more realistic level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Linda | 2/7/2014

    " Anne Boleyn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 1/31/2014

    " I commissioned the current reissue at Tempus (under the Torc imprint). It was Alison Weir's suggestion to reissue the book. Touchstone then bought the US rights through me. The cover jpeg is of the Touchstone edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scarlet86 | 1/16/2014

    " Better than the Kings pleasure mainly because for me, Anne was far more intresting than Katherine. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Isabel | 1/11/2014

    " My favorite novel of Anne Boleyn. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Ann | 1/9/2014

    " I really liked it and thought that it was a well paced novel with several interesting perspectives. I'd like to read more from Norah Lofts. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Brenna | 1/6/2014

    " I finished the Concubine last night and I have to say I was a bit disappointed, but perhaps unfairly so. When I first bought this book, I thought it would tell Anne's story from her perspective. Instead, it was more of a retelling of Henry and his "issues" regarding Catherine, himself, Jane, etc. The parts I truly enjoyed were when Anne made an appearance which wasn't as much as I would have liked. I think another reason I didn't enjoy this one as much is because it's like the 5th book I've read about the Tudors since April. I think I should start spacing these books out a bit more. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Theresa Taylor | 1/5/2014

    " I read this when I was 9 years old. To say it was an eye-opener is an understatement. I loved it so much that I became a tad bit obsessed with Henry VIII and his wives. One of my favorite books... "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leah | 12/18/2013

    " One of the first novels I read about Anne Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steph | 12/9/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, as it gave me an idea of a potential way that Anne Boleyn would have seen herself, and her relationship with Henry VIII. I thought it was a good way of adapting a well known historical story and weaving in fiction and delveloping the characters so well. Great read! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becca | 11/28/2013

    " Overall, good, but I got really annoyed with the historical inaccuracies. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Kelly | 11/13/2013

    " This was interesting to read after having read The Other Boleyn Girl. It tells the same story but with more focus on Ann and from a whole different viewpoint. I am sure no one will every know exactly what played out in the lives of these two sisters. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 5/29/2013

    " Loved all the historical detail, all of her books seem to have an effortless quality of mixing these detailed facts with fiction. Really neat writer. "

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

    " One of the best fictional biographies of Anne Boleyn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Gay | 4/30/2013

    " Just as with Victoria Holt and Mary Stewart, I read as many of their books as I could find. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nancy Bilyeau | 3/22/2013

    " This is a brilliantly written look at the life of Anne Boleyn. Lofts is a preeminent historical novelist with beautiful description, fearless characterizations and astute psychological insights. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Valerie Christie | 8/11/2012

    " I was a bit disappointed by this - it definitely isn't as good as any of the other Norah Lofts books I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon Penman | 6/9/2012

    " This is the best book I've read about Anne Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Hemali Tanna | 4/18/2012

    " Never thought I'd enjoy a biographical novel so much! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 4/18/2012

    " The best historical fiction novel about Anne Boleyn that I've read. Ms. Lofts also wrote a biography, "Anne Boleyn," and she is able to weave factual information with fiction in a very readable way. "

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

    " Read this when I was in junior high. Loved it then. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julie | 1/11/2012

    " The beginning gives mostly historical information. Half way through it gets really good. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana Stabenow | 12/29/2011

    " Excellent fictional biography of Anne Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tiffany Day | 12/26/2011

    " not wholly historically accurate but I did enjoy this classic retelling of the Anne Boleyn story -- I will definitely be reading more Lofts! 4+ stars "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Barbara | 8/30/2011

    " Another one of those --Read it eons ago" books that I loved to pieces "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lindsey | 6/23/2011

    " Another take on Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn. Was a little long, but a good story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Scarlet86 | 2/12/2011

    " Better than the Kings pleasure mainly because for me, Anne was far more intresting than Katherine. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 corey | 1/6/2011

    " early on is a little dense in name-dropping to establish historical context, which i found hard to digest so i just skimmed this. otherwise, a fun read with nice creepy character evolution. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara | 11/6/2010

    " Very enjoyable and well researched. After all the books on Henry VIII and Anne Boleyn that I've read, this one made me think about it in a new way, with new insight. Highly recommended!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Cel | 9/11/2010

    " Centering around Anne and not having her father or uncle pushing her as in other books, it was interesting. I felt that Norah presented an interesting motive for Anne - revenge and the want of power in return for her love engagement being broken. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Marti | 6/18/2010

    " The best historical fiction novel about Anne Boleyn that I've read. Ms. Lofts also wrote a biography, "Anne Boleyn," and she is able to weave factual information with fiction in a very readable way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dana | 6/10/2010

    " Excellent fictional biography of Anne Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tracy | 4/18/2010

    " So far this is one of the best accounts of historical fiction of Anne Boleyn. It reaches and delves into her thoughts, emotions, and brings her down to a more realistic level. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Katie Ann | 1/10/2010

    " I really liked it and thought that it was a well paced novel with several interesting perspectives. I'd like to read more from Norah Lofts. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sallie | 12/26/2009

    " One of the best fictional biographies of Anne Boleyn. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharon | 12/20/2009

    " This is the best book I've read about Anne Boleyn. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Cathy | 10/10/2009

    " A fascinating look at the Anne Boleyn story, told from the viewpoint of her maid - a woman with strong Protestant leanings. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jonathan | 9/5/2009

    " I commissioned the current reissue at Tempus (under the Torc imprint). It was Alison Weir's suggestion to reissue the book. Touchstone then bought the US rights through me. The cover jpeg is of the Touchstone edition. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Brenda | 6/13/2009

    " A book about Anne Boleyn. Very interesting. "

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