All buildings are now open at limited capacity. New library and curbside pickup hours.
Masks covering the nose and mouth must be worn on library property by anyone over the age of two regardless of vaccine status.

The King's Secret Matter: Tudor Saga, Book 4
(OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen)

Book Cover
Average Rating
Author:
Published:
Blackstone Publishing 2008
Format:
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook, OverDrive Listen
Edition:
Unabridged
Status:
Available from OverDrive
Description

The intrigues of the English royal court are brought to life in the Katharine of Aragon series, and this third and final installment captures them in spellbinding detail.


The twelve-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate. The king's love for his aging queen has grown cold, and he is angry with her failure to give him the heir to the throne he desperately wants. When the seductive Anne Boleyn arrives at court, the king is captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit and becomes obsessed with the desire to possess her. With his chief advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, the king devises a secret plot to declare the marriage with Katharine null and void. But Katharine refuses to surrender to his wishes and fights desperately to retain her title and safeguard her daughter, Mary. The ensuing power struggle is one of the turning points in English history, and in these pages it comes vividly to life.

Also in This Series
Formats
OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
Works on MP3 Players, PCs, and Macs. Some mobile devices may require an application to be installed.
Need Help?
If you are having problem transferring a title to your device, please fill out this support form or visit the library so we can help you to use our eBooks and eAudio Books.
More Like This
More Details
Street Date:
11/5/2008
Language:
English
ISBN:
9781483057606
Citations
APA Citation (style guide)

Jean Plaidy. (2008). The King's Secret Matter: Tudor Saga, Book 4. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Author Date Citation (style guide)

Jean Plaidy. 2008. The King's Secret Matter: Tudor Saga, Book 4. Blackstone Publishing.

Chicago / Turabian - Humanities Citation (style guide)

Jean Plaidy, The King's Secret Matter: Tudor Saga, Book 4. Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

MLA Citation (style guide)

Jean Plaidy. The King's Secret Matter: Tudor Saga, Book 4. Unabridged Blackstone Publishing, 2008.

Note! Citation formats are based on standards as of July 2010. Citations contain only title, author, edition, publisher, and year published. Citations should be used as a guideline and should be double checked for accuracy.
Copy Details
LibraryOwnedAvailable
Anne Arundel County Public Library22
Staff View
Grouped Work ID:
e79421f8-ee2f-599a-6c55-281e7cda0bfb
Go To Grouped Work
Needs Update?:
No
Date Added:
Jun 03, 2017 06:44:46
Date Updated:
Dec 07, 2020 23:34:42
Last Metadata Check:
Apr 18, 2021 05:34:50
Last Metadata Change:
Apr 06, 2021 05:33:01
Last Availability Check:
Apr 18, 2021 05:34:52
Last Availability Change:
Jan 26, 2021 06:25:21
Last Grouped Work Modification Time:
Apr 23, 2021 04:15:54

OverDrive Product Record

images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0887-1/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0887-1/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0887-1/082/BA8/05/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0887-1/082/BA8/05/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
formats
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781982438456
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483057606
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • identifiers:
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781982438456
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483057606
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
mediaType
Audiobook
primaryCreator
    • role: Author
    • name: Jean Plaidy
title
The King's Secret Matter
dateAdded
2014-06-23T10:50:00-04:00
contentDetails
      • href: https://link.overdrive.com/?websiteID=51&titleID=204980
      • type: text/html
      • account:
          • name: Maryland's Digital Library (MD)
          • id: 831
sortTitle
Kings Secret Matter Tudor Saga Book 04
crossRefId
204980
series
Tudor Saga
subtitle
Tudor Saga, Book 4
id
082ba805-ccfe-4017-8e89-f0a69ebd9c58
starRating
3.7

OverDrive MetaData

isPublicDomain
False
formats
      • fileName: KingsSecretMatter9781433252921
      • partCount: 13
      • fileSize: 356172999
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781982438456
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483057606
      • rights:
            • type: PlayOnPC
            • value: 1
            • type: PlayOnPCCount
            • value: -1
            • type: BurnToCD
            • value: 1
            • type: BurnToCDCount
            • value: -1
            • type: PlayOnPM
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferToNonSDMI
            • value: 1
            • type: TransferCount
            • value: -1
            • type: CollaborativePlay
            • value: 0
            • type: PublicPerformance
            • value: 0
            • type: TranscodeToAAC
            • value: 1
      • name: OverDrive MP3 Audiobook
      • id: audiobook-mp3
      • onSaleDate: 11/14/2008
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0887-1/204980-TheKingsSecretMatter.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0887-1/204980-TheKingsSecretMatter.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
      • fileName: KingsSecretMatter9781433252921
      • partCount: 0
      • fileSize: 355395914
      • identifiers:
            • audience: retailer
            • type: PublisherCatalogNumber
            • value: 9781982438456
            • audience: library
            • type: ISBN
            • value: 9781483057606
      • name: OverDrive Listen
      • id: audiobook-overdrive
      • onSaleDate: 11/05/2008
      • samples:
            • source: Chapter 1
            • formatType: audiobook-wma
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-25/0887-1/204980-TheKingsSecretMatter.wma
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-mp3
            • url: https://excerpts.cdn.overdrive.com/FormatType-425/0887-1/204980-TheKingsSecretMatter.mp3
            • source: Part 1
            • formatType: audiobook-overdrive
            • url: https://samples.overdrive.com/?crid=082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58&.epub-sample.overdrive.com
creators
      • role: Author
      • fileAs: Plaidy, Jean
      • bioText:

        Jean Plaidy, one of the preeminent authors of historical fiction for most of the twentieth century, is the pen name of the prolific English author Eleanor Hibbert, also known as Victoria Holt. Jean Plaidy's novels had sold more than 14 million copies worldwide by the time of her death in 1993.

      • name: Jean Plaidy
      • role: Narrator
      • fileAs: Flosnik, Anne
      • name: Anne Flosnik
imprint
Blackstone Audio, Inc., and Buck 50 Productions, LLC
publishDate
2008-11-05T00:00:00-05:00
edition
Unabridged
isOwnedByCollections
True
title
The King's Secret Matter
fullDescription

The intrigues of the English royal court are brought to life in the Katharine of Aragon series, and this third and final installment captures them in spellbinding detail.

The twelve-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate. The king's love for his aging queen has grown cold, and he is angry with her failure to give him the heir to the throne he desperately wants. When the seductive Anne Boleyn arrives at court, the king is captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit and becomes obsessed with the desire to possess her. With his chief advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, the king devises a secret plot to declare the marriage with Katharine null and void. But Katharine refuses to surrender to his wishes and fights desperately to retain her title and safeguard her daughter, Mary. The ensuing power struggle is one of the turning points in English history, and in these pages it comes vividly to life.

reviews
      • premium: False
      • source: New York Times
      • content: "Plaidy excels at blending history with romance and drama."
      • premium: True
      • source: AudioFile Magazine
      • content: In the third part of Plaidy's Katharine of Aragon trilogy, Anne Flosnik's soothing voice takes the listener back to the end of her reign. The king's secret matter, his attempt to obtain a divorce from his longtime wife so he can make Anne Boleyn his queen, comes to light, and court intrigue ensues. The story's frequent changes of scene and point of view would be difficult to follow on audio were it not for Flosnik's ability to move seamlessly between the characters, underscoring their most diverse qualities. In particular, she adds a slight oiliness to the voice of Cardinal Wolsey, who is determined to do anything to serve his king, and a foreign accent to the voice of Katharine, which shows how out of place she is in her shifting world. E.N. (c) AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine
popularity
75
links
    • self:
        • href: https://api.overdrive.com/v1/collections/v1L2BaQAAAOQCAAA1L/products/082ba805-ccfe-4017-8e89-f0a69ebd9c58/metadata
        • type: application/vnd.overdrive.api+json
id
082ba805-ccfe-4017-8e89-f0a69ebd9c58
starRating
3.7
images
    • cover:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-100/0887-1/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img100.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • thumbnail:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-200/0887-1/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img200.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover150Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-150/0887-1/082/BA8/05/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img150.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
    • cover300Wide:
        • href: https://img1.od-cdn.com/ImageType-400/0887-1/082/BA8/05/{082BA805-CCFE-4017-8E89-F0A69EBD9C58}Img400.jpg
        • type: image/jpeg
isPublicPerformanceAllowed
False
languages
      • code: en
      • name: English
subjects
      • value: Fiction
      • value: Historical Fiction
publishDateText
11/5/2008
mediaType
Audiobook
shortDescription

The intrigues of the English royal court are brought to life in the Katharine of Aragon series, and this third and final installment captures them in spellbinding detail.

The twelve-year marriage of Henry and Katharine has declined from an idyllic union into an uneasy stalemate. The king's love for his aging queen has grown cold, and he is angry with her failure to give him the heir to the throne he desperately wants. When the seductive Anne Boleyn arrives at court, the king is captivated by her dark beauty and bold spirit and becomes obsessed with the desire to possess her. With his chief advisor, Cardinal Wolsey, the king devises a secret plot to declare the marriage with Katharine null and void. But Katharine refuses to surrender to his wishes and fights desperately to retain her title and safeguard her daughter, Mary. The ensuing power struggle is one of the turning points in English history, and in these pages it comes vividly to life.

sortTitle
Kings Secret Matter Tudor Saga Book 04
crossRefId
204980
series
Tudor Saga
subtitle
Tudor Saga, Book 4
publisher
Blackstone Publishing