Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen : Six Tudor Queens

  • by Alison Weir
  • Narrated by Maggie Mash
  • Series: Six Tudor Queens
  • 27 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The lives of Henry VIII's queens make for dramatic stories, and Alison Weir writes a series of novels that offer insights into the real lives of the six wives based on extensive research and new theories.
In all the romancing, has anyone regarded the evidence that Anne Boleyn did not love Henry VIII? Or that Prince Arthur, Katherine of Aragon's first husband, who is said to have loved her, in fact cared so little for her that he willed his personal effects to his sister? Or that Henry VIII, an overprotected child and teenager, was prudish when it came to sex? That Jane Seymour, usually portrayed as Henry's one true love, had the makings of a matriarch? There is much to reveal....
Alison writes about the wives in the contexts of their own ages and of the court intrigues that surrounded these women and - without exception - wrecked their lives. She will transport listeners into a lost and vivid world of splendour and brutality: a world in which love, or the game of it, dominates all.

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Stop using Maggie Mash I beg you.

Bookwise I was hoping it was to Alison Weirs usual non-fictional, fact filled novel style of story telling but this is much more of a romantically written (as romantic as it can be for a queen who got dumped) more fictional story. I can forgive this as having actually read the book aswell as listening to it, it flows so well and the story in general is great but I've said it before and sadly having to say it again, Maggie Mash is absolutely dire.
Why, oh WHY does she read characters dialogue so slowly like she's struggling? I know that she isn't as she reads the rest of the book just fine but the dialogue quality is unforgivable. Davina Porter gave an outstanding performance in The Life of Elizabeth the first, as did Simon Prebble and Judith Boyd in other Alison Weir works but sadly this is now the third book by Maggie Mash that's just going to sit in my library and wasting my credits which is such a shame as the authoress has such a knack to tell vivid stories.
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- Mr

terrible narration

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

the characters are meant to be nation influencing minds and characters - but each time the narrator speaks their lines it sounds like some terrible panto

i couldnt listen to it


Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Maggie Mash?

jimmie krankie would have been better


Do you think Six Tudor Queens: Katherine of Aragon, the True Queen needs a follow-up book? Why or why not?

id really like to get the rest of the series - but please dont use maggie mash again - OR if its the producers fault that it was played like a bad childrens story then dump the producer


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- mike

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-05-2016
  • Publisher: Headline Review