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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (4,167 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Alison Weir Narrator: Judith Boyd Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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New York Times bestselling author Alison Weir tells the spellbinding tale of the last days of Henry VIII’s second wife. Accused of adultery, incest, and treason, Anne Boleyn is locked in the Tower of London on May 2, 1536. Despite maintaining her innocence, she’s quickly condemned to death. Soon, one sword stroke sends her into eternity. But as her remains rot in the sun—unblessed by coffin, marker, or funeral—few know the truth behind her swift demise. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • “[Weir] is well equipped to parse the evidence, ferret out the misconceptions, and arrive at sturdy hypotheses about what actually befell Anne. Her command of minutiae is impressive, as is her enthusiasm for even the most minor aspects of Anne’s frequently distorted story.”

    New York Times

  • “It is testament to Weir’s artfulness and elegance as a writer that The Lady in the Tower remains fresh and suspenseful, even though the reader knows what’s coming.”

    Independent (London)

  • “A thrilling episode of history superbly related and treated with penetrating analysis and a great dollop of common sense.”

    Literary Review

  • “The research is exhaustive…It would be hard to imagine a more thorough examination of any comparable historical issue…Weir is to be congratulated on her impartiality and sound judgment.”

    BBC History Magazine

  • “Dissecting four of the most momentous months in world history and providing an eminently judicious, thorough, and absorbing popular history, Weir nimbly sifts through a mountain of historical research, allowing readers to come to their own conclusions about Henry’s doomed second queen.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Weir continues to successfully mine the Tudor era, once again excavating literary gold…Though Boleyn’s life has already been dissected by a bevy of distinguished scholars, novelists, and filmmakers, Weir nevertheless manages to introduce a fresh slant on the ill-fated second wife of Henry VIII…[A] well-researched and compulsively readable biography.”


  • A New York Times Bestseller

Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Jane | 2/18/2014

    " This was an excellent book with new scholarship that helps the reader realize how little control Anne Boleyn had of her own destiny. She suffered from the political ambitions of her father and the sexual appetites of her husband King Henry VIII. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Pamela Walter | 2/12/2014

    " I enjoyed this book. It whetted my appetite to read more Tudor history. There was some skipping around with "characters" that sometimes made it hard to follow...Though some of that may have been due to the fact that I was reading the book while I was fighting a cold. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Julie Ellis | 1/27/2014

    " This book is not a biography of Anne Boleyn, but an in depth look at the events surrounding her downfall and death. Weir credits Cromwell with the plot to bring her down, although Henry VIII enthusiastically went along with it. Weir doesn't romanticize Anne Boleyn in any way, but does paint a sympathetic portrait. Anne played a dangerous game, but she went to her death with dignity. Weir does go on for a couple of more chapters after Boleyn's death, which I feel weakens the book. One summary chapter would have been sufficient. As always, though, Weir is very readable and brings the Tudor period to life. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Sue Bursztynski | 1/26/2014

    " Alison Weir is very readable, whatever she writes. This one was especially interesting, with all the detail about how and why Anne Boleyn fell and who was responsible. It was a lot more than just Henry wanting his heir. Ah, politics! "

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