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Jane Seymour

The Haunted Queen
Written by: Alison Weir
Narrated by: Rosalyn Landor
Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
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A novel of the devout young woman who became the unwilling object of King Henry VIII's ardor - and the mother of his only son. 

In this third book in the epic Six Tudor Queens series, the acclaimed historian and best-selling author brings new insight to this dramatic story, showing how pure fear for her life determined Jane Seymour's actions. 

Twenty-five-year-old Jane Seymour wants nothing more than to become a nun. But her ambitious father has forced her to live at court as lady-in-waiting to Queen Katherine of Aragon, a fellow Catholic whom she soon comes to love and admire. So Jane is appalled when King Henry shunts Katherine aside in his lustful pursuit of Anne Boleyn, but even more so when he takes Anne's life in his rush to wed - Jane herself! 

Unwilling to marry but terrified to resist Henry's advances for fear she might share Anne's fate, and propelled by her family, Jane becomes queen of England a mere 10 days after Anne's execution. She knows she must produce a male heir without fail. Her very life depends on it.

©2018 Alison Weir (P)2018 Recorded Books

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great story

Great story and I really like her voice through out
the book. Seems nice and relaxing to listen to.

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  • Julia
  • 2018-05-17

Jane Seymour so human, so beloved and now so real.

I have read many books on the Tudor era and have always found that Jane Seymour has the smallest chapter. This is much dramatized novel however is it definitely spot on when it comes to historical fact.

It takes us from the reign of Katherine of Aragon through the tumultuous reign of Ann Boleyn. With each chapter Alison Weir introduces more facets of Jane's personality. I have, in the past, thought of Jane as a weak and spineless individual whom I am sure that if she had lived would have been put aside just like Henry's previous wives when he sees someone else who takes his fancy. After reading this I have had reason to change my mind. She may have been perceived as week but she was brave, loyal and persistent with a genuine love of people. It is little wonder that she was so accepted by the British people.

I thoroughly enjoyed this book and of course having the great Rosalyn Landor as narrator made this totally engrossing from the first paragraph. A great listen and highly recommended.

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  • Michelle
  • 2018-05-29

Jane Symore the Haunted queen

the combination of Tudor story and fantastic performance of Roslyn Landor, is priceless. I loved Roslyn Landor 's performance. the story was well written and researched.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2018-05-25

Great narration

Rosalyn Landon made this book come alive. At times, changing her voice to accommodate more than 5 characters.

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  • Julie Adams
  • 2019-01-15

I love this series!

Love this series and the Tudor Dynasty! I can’t wait for the novel on Anna of Kleves.

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  • Amy F.
  • 2019-01-06

Fun fictionalization of a lesser-known story

I enjoyed the novel theories, especially as explained in the author's note. Good narrator. Recommend.

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  • Amber
  • 2018-12-14

A great fiction

As stated in the book's conclusion, there is little to work with for Jane's story. I appreciate that she created a strong story based on the available information.

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  • kathryn rogers
  • 2018-10-07

Wonderful Fiction that has a lot of truth!

Allison Weir gets better every book She writes. In this book she brings a minor character to the forefront and brings in details that I have never heard before. I couldn’t quit listening until the end.

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  • Annette
  • 2018-08-17

Loved it

Was wonderful to listen to and loved the history portion at end. Would recommend it

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  • Stefani
  • 2018-08-13

Great book!

I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook! The narrator was fantastic! The writing was superb! I felt I really got to know Jane Seymour & liked her very much! I so enjoyed the author’s notes at the end too! I highly recommend this book!

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  • jmmt18
  • 2018-08-03

this series is excellent

as a fan of Henry VIII time period this series thrills me. I love alison weir and her insight into each woman