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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (2,023 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Jean Plaidy Narrator: Anne Flosnik Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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One of history’s most complex and alluring women comes to life in this classic novel by the legendary Jean Plaidy.

Young Anne Boleyn was not beautiful, but she was irresistible, capturing the hearts of kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to marry well and raise the family’s fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations when King Henry VIII swore he would put aside his loving, loyal queen to make Anne his wife. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come.

Loathed by the English people, who called her “the King’s Great Whore,” Anne was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. When she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, her political rivals closed in, wrongfully accusing her of adultery and incest. Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, at the mercy of her husband and her enemies.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama.”

    New York Times

  • “Anne Flosnik reads the details and political intrigues of Boleyn’s life in a cool, crisp voice.”


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Heather Domin | 2/20/2014

    " I enjoyed this, but I didn't love it as much as I'd hoped. I never truly connected with this Anne; she tells you what she's like and how she feels, but you don't get to see it. However, this is written as a death row confessional, so it makes sense that Anne would tell her story that way. Still very enjoyable, and I'd definitely recommend it. 3.5 stars. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Adriana | 2/2/2014

    " Accurate historical fiction! This woman writes with clarity and understanding of the subject she is writing about and manages to mingle fictional stories with historical facts in a way that Phillipa Gregory does not! READ HER BOOKS! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Lacey | 1/25/2014

    " I enjoy historical fiction, and that's why I picked up this book. It paints Anne in a more sympathetic light than many other works focusing on her but didn't offer any new information or insights as to her possible character. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Elysium | 1/18/2014

    " It was good but she has better books. Didn't like the first person narrative that much. "

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Author Jean Plaidy

Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy’s novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.