The Other Boleyn Girl

CD - unabridged
Audio (19 discs)
Product Number: C3212
Released: Sep 25, 2006
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781419329975
Narrator/s: Susan Lyons
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When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of fourteen, she catches the eye of Henry VIII. Dazzled by the king, Mary falls in love with both her golden prince and her growing role as unofficial queen. However, she soon realizes just how much she is a pawn in her family's ambitious plots as the king's interest begins to wane and she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. Then Mary knows that she must defy her family and her king, and take her fate into her own hands. A rich and compelling tale of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue, The Other Boleyn Girl introduces a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived by following her own heart.

Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Series: Tudor Court Series No: 9

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Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Narrator(s): Susan Lyons
Product Number Z3069
Released: Mar 28, 2011
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ISBN: #9781449892364
Author(s): Philippa Gregory
Product Number EB00576153
Released: Sep 25, 2014
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Atria Books
ISBN: #9780743233088

Professional reviews

"The other Boleyn is Mary, the little-known sister of Henry VIII's second wife, Anne. Susan Lyons first introduces us to the intricate power struggles of King Henry VIII's Court through the Boleyn parents, whose cold, rigid tones let listeners, and Mary, know that family loyalty is paramount. Contrast between siblings is crucial to the story; Anne's haughty, authoritative pride rings in Lyons's words while Mary's tenderness for Henry, her children, and later William Stafford, is just as strong--as is her shock at the scheming of her family. As Anne's power grows, Lyons provides a commanding tone to her voice while also expressing Mary's longing for the peace of country life. S.W. (c) AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine"

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