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Extended Audio Sample The Favored Queen: A Novel of Henry VIIIs Third Wife (Unabridged), by Carolly Erickson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (529 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolly Erickson Narrator: Kate Readin Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the New York Times best-selling author of The Last Wife of Henry VIII comes a powerful and moving novel about Jane Seymour, third wife of Henry VIII, who married him only days after the execution of Anne Boleyn and ultimately lost her own life in giving him the son he badly needed to guarantee the Tudor succession.

Born into an ambitious noble family, young Jane Seymour is sent to the court as a maid of honor to Catherine of Aragon, Henry VIII's aging queen. She is devoted to her mistress and watches with empathy as the calculating Anne Boleyn contrives to supplant her as queen. Anne's singleminded intriguing threatens all who stand in her way; she does not hesitate to arrange the murder of a woman who knows a secret so dark that, if revealed, would make it impossible for the king to marry Anne. Once Anne becomes queen, no one at court is safe, and Jane herself becomes the victim of Anne's venomous rage when she suspects Jane has become the object of the king's lust.

Henry, fearing that Anne's inability to give him a son is a sign of divine wrath, asks Jane to become his next queen. Deeply reluctant to embark on such a dangerous course, Jane must choose between her heart and her loyalty to the king.

Acclaimed biographer and best-selling novelist Carolly Erickson weaves another of her irresistible historical entertainments about the queen who finally gave Henry VIII his longed-for heir, set against the excitement and danger of the Tudor Court.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Meghan Cornelius | 2/13/2014

    " Was disappointed with this book, it created drama and then ignored or downplayed much of the real drama. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Kyle | 1/25/2014

    " Meh... I just couldn't like this book. It was very bland and so far out there. It was more about Anne Boleyn than Jane, it seemed, though Jane was the narrator. Honestly, if I hadn't KNOWN Jane was telling the story you could've told me any lady courtier was telling it and it would've made sense. I love historical fiction, but this one took too many liberties for my liking. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Mlg | 1/13/2014

    " An enjoyable book, but with too much fiction for my taste. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jen (RevJen) | 1/9/2014

    " I am going to reserve the review until I have had a chance to discuss this with my reading partner. "

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