The Lady in the Tower

  • by Jean Plaidy
  • Narrated by Anne Flosnik
  • 16 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

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.


What the Critics Say

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


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Customer Reviews

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Lady in the tower. I loved it.

I enjoyed listening to this story with all the details of emotion from a six yr old being sent to a strange country after her mother dies her ship sinking and barely surviving to becoming Queen of England. Giving birth to the country's most loved Queen but she's accused and beheaded as a convinence to the King so he can be free to marry and produce an male Heir. Very good story. Very complete no holes needed to be filled.
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- Carole

Wow! The Best Story of Anne Boleyn!

I must disagree with Alison Weir, who made minor derogatory remarks about Jean Plaidy's research in Weir's own Lady in the Tower. While I adore Ms. Weir, I must admit that this is one of the finest books about Anne Boleyn to date. Jean Plaidy has a new fan!

The writing style is excellent and the author gives us more background than I've yet to find. We learn about the death of her mother and the sweet relationship she had with her step-mother; her days in France; her obsession with the design of her own clothes, etc.

Because the story is seen through the eyes of a retrospective woman going to her death, Plaidy is able to give brilliant insights and observations of her research and study. Anne is trying to understand "what went wrong?". Her hindsight is 20/20, so we are treated to a narrative that is a great deal more objective.

Also, this was a joy to listen to. I sometimes get annoyed with Flosnik's work, but she was FLAWLESS in this book. Anne Flosnik has rarely been more appropriately cast as narrator!
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- Benoibe "audio addict! Mostly interested in history and some historical fiction. Will Durant is my all time favorite. Loving the Great Courses too."

Book Details

  • Release Date: 07-18-2008
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.