Library Ed. Recorded Books 2006
CS ISBN 1419329952 $109.75 Sixteen cassettes
CD ISBN 1419329979 $119.75 Nineteen CDs
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. © AudioFile 2007, Portland, Maine [Published: FEB/ MAR 07]
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