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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (5,570 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Carolly Erickson Narrator: Terry Donnelly Publisher: Macmillan Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From the luxuries of court to the last gory years of the outsize King Henry, when heads rolled and England trembled, Catherine bestrode her destiny and survived to marry her true love. She was the least known of Henry VIII's six wives, but the cleverest of them all.

Alluring, witty, and resourceful, she attracted the king's lust and, though in love with the handsome Thomas Seymour, was thrown into the snake pit of the royal court. While victims of the king's wrath suffered torture and execution, Catherine withstood the onslaught, even when Henry sought to replace her with a seventh wife. She survived her royal husband, and found happiness with Seymour, but it was shadowed by rivalry with the young Princess Elizabeth, whose affection Seymour coveted. Catherine won the contest, but at great cost.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Stacey | 2/13/2014

    " Will I ever grow tired of hearing about pimptastic Henry and his poor wives? Doubtful. This book was fascinating because it spanned the history of them all and, through the eyes of his last wife Katharine Parr who survived Henry and knew him from the time she was a child, showed a really interesting character portrait of him across his lifetime as king. Particularly in his end years when he was obese, ill, paranoid, cruel, and impotent (yet still, as always, magically expecting a son), he is more like a cautionary character from Chaucer rather than a king. I grew a bit weary of Kat's melodrama; some of the scenes could be straight out of All my Children or something, but--as with The Other Boleyn Girl--I couldn't wait to find out what happened next, even though I sort of knew where it was headed (no pun intended). "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Lily | 1/29/2014

    " Each historical fiction writer has her/his own historical truth to tell. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Tammy Jurkovski | 1/27/2014

    " Oh to be a Queen.... I think not! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Allison | 1/24/2014

    " Very little depth or emotion shown by Catherine, or Henry. Interesting enough to try another of the authors books, but not a must read. "

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