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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (948 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sandra Byrd Narrator: Charlotte Parry Publisher: Recorded Books, LLC Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: October 2017 ISBN: 9781461816089
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With this brilliant foray into historical fiction, Christy Award finalist Sandra Byrd delivers a fresh look at Anne Boleyn through the eyes of her lifelong friend Meg Wyatt. As Anne finds favor with Henry VIII, Meg basks in the glow of Anne's glory. But when Anne falls out of favor, the childhood friends are plunged into a maelstrom of slander and intrigue that tests the limits of their loyalties and puts their lives-and the lives of their loved ones-in grave danger. Download and start listening now!

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Meghan | 2/5/2014

    " I didn't care for this book very much at all. I disliked Meg as the narrator. She seemed weak and ordinary and unlike anyone I would image Anne Boleyn giving the time of day to.i also didn't notice her maturing through out the story. At the beginning she was seventeen and at the end she was in her thirties, but I hardley noticed a maturing in her personality at all. Also, I disliked Anne herself. I understand how this author took a positive viewpoint of Anne, but she made her a dull, unexciting version of herself. I prefer Anne Boleyn to be sharp and feisty and exciting and enticing and this book gave her none of those characteristics. I did, however, enjoy the occasional use of direct quotes from Anne's life in the dialogue. For the most part, however, I just felt disappointed. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelly | 1/7/2014

    " Anne's story is told throuh the eyes of her good friend Meg Wyatt, sister of Thomas Wyatt rumored to have had carnal knowledge of the queen. Nice moving piecce of historic fiction. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marci | 1/5/2014

    " This was a great read! Though I am very familiar with the story of Anne Boleyn, I felt this was a refreshing retelling of a well known story through the eyes of a close friend and supporter of the queen. I like Meg wyatt's character, she is a staunch supporter and true friend to Anne throughout her life, and shows the queen as a victim ( which I believe she was to some degree). Very well written, and interesting! Not the same blah,blah,blah that many others have attempted with Anne's story. I will definitely check out some more of Sandra Byrd's books in the future! Well done! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Heather Panella | 1/2/2014

    " Interesting take on Anne Boleyn. She came off a little sweeter than most other stories portray her. Not sure how many historical liberties were taken with this one, but a good story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Diane | 11/24/2013

    " I learned more about the dress and customs of the time, plus was reminded of the intrigue of this court and this amoral man. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lizbett | 9/22/2013

    " This was actually a great book, I have this strange fascination with Anne Boleyn and it was interesting to see a book about Anne's rise and fall through the eyes of a friend. Definitely a great book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 golightly23 | 3/24/2013

    " Little heavy on the preaching. I hated the overuse of the words mayhap and certs. Thought the writing style fluctuated too much. However, it was an interesting take on Anne Boleyn's life and death though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jan D. | 3/23/2013

    " A nicer view of Anne Boleyn. Also enjoyed the character relating the story, one of her Ladies in Waiting. Very well written! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lori | 6/6/2012

    " very interesting to read this from a different perspective. really helped to have read about Anne Boleyn before. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jane Kirkpatrick | 12/18/2011

    " A terrific read. One gets swept away inside this story with mood and detail unmatched. I thought I couldn't learn anything more about Anne Boleyn but Sandra changed my mind! "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nisha | 9/24/2011

    " Try counting how many times the author uses the word "mayhap." The premise of telling Anne's story through the Wyatts appealed to me, but none of the characters other than Meg felt three dimensional, with Anne being relegated to the Protestant pedestal. Sigh. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lisa | 8/28/2011

    " As a fan of this era, I loved the story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Christy | 8/17/2011

    " I loved this vision of Anne Boleyn, but I loved even more the character of Meg, who stands by her friend through the best and worst times of her life. A fresh look at the Tudor court, the Reformation in England, and Anne Boleyn herself. This is a good one. "

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About the Author
Author Sandra Byrd

Sandra Byrd has published more than three dozen books, including the first book in her Tudor series, To Die For: A Novel of Anne Boleyn. She lives near Seattle with her husband and two children.

About the Narrator

Charlotte Parry has performed in several Broadway plays, including the revival of The Winslow Boy and The Importance of Being Earnest. Also an accomplished narrator, she has read several audiobooks for Recorded Books and Random House.