Wolf Hall
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    Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

    Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Winner of the Man Booker Prize for Fiction, 2009.
    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    A fantastic listen

    I would listen to Wolf Hall again - I think the time period and characters in the book are fascinating and I loved listening to the story. I had to l..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 April 2016 by Katrina ()
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    Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel

    Bring Up the Bodies

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
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    By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

    A masterwork of English literature

    A fictionalised work based on historical events, Thomas Cromwell is realised as as the chief bureaucrat to Henry VIII, successful at law, commerce and..Show More »

    Reviewed on 15 January 2016 by jpatrickp ()