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The Other Boleyn Girl

The Plantagenet and Tudor Novels
Written by: Philippa Gregory
Narrated by: Vanessa Kirby
Length: 22 hrs and 13 mins
5 out of 5 stars (17 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The number-one New York Times best-seller from “the queen of royal fiction” (USA Today) Philippa Gregory is a rich, compelling novel of love, sex, ambition, and intrigue surrounding the Tudor court of Henry VIII, Anne Boleyn, and the infamous Boleyn family.

When Mary Boleyn comes to court as an innocent girl of 14, she catches the eye of the handsome and charming 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 soon, she is forced to step aside for her best friend and rival: her sister, Anne. With her own destiny suddenly unknown, Mary realizes she must defy her family and take fate into her own hands. 

With more than one million copies in print and adapted for the big screen, The Other Boleyn Girl is a riveting historical drama. It brings to light a woman of extraordinary determination and desire who lived at the heart of the most exciting and glamorous court in Europe and survived a treacherous political landscape by following her heart. 

©2001 Philippa Gregory Ltd. All rights reserved. (P)2018 Simon & Schuster

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wonderfully spoken

I've read this book numerous times before, as it's my favorite. The narrator does a superb job at the task of expressing what the characters are feeling and conveying. hands down wonderful.

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  • Woods
  • 2019-02-07

narrator was excellent!

The story never had a dull moment, very informative and we'll written. However, the narration is what really made this story a hit for me!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-09-28

Extraordinary and vivid!

I think this may be the best Gregory novel...or maybe Kirby's narration is what made this so captivating. The imagery, the voice, the historical detail, the steamy scenes... I'm kind of sad that I've reached the end if this book.

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  • Fowler's
  • 2019-10-20

Okay

Not my favorite by Philippa Gregory. I love the story line of the Tudor's and I love this story, but I felt it could have been done with out so much sexual content.

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  • IrinaShamalova
  • 2019-09-12

Amazing from start to finish!

I was hooked on this novel from the very first page to the very last. Could not take my ears off. Very interesting

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 2019-08-03

Wonderful! Narrator made this story come alive!

I was hooked from the very beginning - this story was excellent historical fiction! Exciting with constant intrigue and the characters really pull you in. I think Vanessa Kirby's voice made this as wonderful as it was. She has a beautiful husky, but feminine sound and such range for the cast of characters - I could listen to her for days. Will definitely look for more by this author and narrator!

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  • LYRA M. HALL
  • 2019-05-18

Engagingly Entertaining

Vanessa kirby was born to tell this story or rather narrate. Wonderful writing that we have came to expect from Phillipa Gregory.

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  • LOLAFV5
  • 2019-04-26

The other Boleyn Girl

I totally loved it. I strongly recommend to read all the collection in order starting with Lady of the Rivers.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2019-03-14

Susan Lyons soundalike

I have to say this narrator sounds remarkably similar to a previous recording by Susan Lyons, which is not a bad thing. I actually really liked that recording. So, the narration is an A+.

The story? I love it! Drama! Sex! Jealousy! Intrigue! Mystery! Seduction! Romance! It has everything.
It plays fast and loose with real history, but in my opinion, this portrait favors the real Anne Boleyn.

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  • Pamela Ortiz Monasterio
  • 2019-08-21

The worst voice

Couldn’t keep listening, the voice made it boring and hard to listen. Buy the other option, maybe the voice is better

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  • lakegirl10000
  • 2019-11-14

Loved

Loved this audible book. The story was entertaining, the performance was spot on and I loved the history reference. Never got bored even though it was a long book. I hated to have it end. One of my favorites.