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The Lady in the Tower

Narrated by: Anne Flosnik
Length: 16 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: History, European
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One of history's most complex and alluring women, Anne Boleyn was irresistible to kings and commoners alike. Daughter of an ambitious country lord, Anne was sent to France to marry well and raise the family's fortunes. She soon surpassed even their greatest expectations when King Henry VIII swore he would put aside his loyal queen to make Anne his wife. And so he did, though the divorce would tear apart the English church and inflict religious turmoil and bloodshed on his people for generations to come.

Loathed by the English people, Anne was soon caught in the trap of her own ambition. When she failed to produce a much-desired male heir, her political rivals closed in, wrongfully accusing her of adultery and incest. Anne found herself imprisoned in the Tower of London, at the mercy of her husband and her enemies.

©1986 Jean Plaidy (P)2008 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama." ( The New York Times)

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  • Elspeth
  • 24-02-2019

Another excellent book by Jean Plaidy

Once again, Jean Plaidy has written an excellent historical novel, this time about Anne Boleyn, and I can recommend it without reservation.

Jean Plaidy is the best historical novelist in print as she does not give unnecessary descriptions of the sexual experiences of her characters, but remains conscious of the fact that she is dealing with real people who actually lived, and therefore draws a descret veil over the aspects of their lives which all decent people prefer to keep private. I applaud her for this and wish that other historcal novelists (most of them female, to their greater shame) would do as she does and desist from including material of a personal and private nature but about which they can have no factual, historical information whatsoever.

With regard to the narrator, I found her sometimes rather wooden, although at other times, better. She provides a reasonably passable reading, but cannot come close to the animation and superb diction and accents provided by Jilly Bond, who has narrated a good number of Jean Plaidy's other novels. However, the narration of this book in no way detracts from its enjoyability.