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  • Thomas Cromwell

  • A Life
  • By: Diarmaid MacCulloch
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 26 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Thomas Cromwell by Diarmid MacCulloch, read by David Rintoul. Thomas Cromwell is one of the most famous - or notorious - figures in English history. Born in obscurity in Putney, he became a fixer for Cardinal Wolsey in the 1520s. After Wolsey's fall, Henry VIII promoted him to a series of ever greater offices, and by the end of the 1530s he was effectively running the country for the King. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Beautiful read and researched

  • By Anonymous User on 06-02-2019

Beautiful read and researched

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Reviewed: 06-02-2019

A daunting historical read made wonderfully engrossing and powerful through its writing and voice actor

  • Crashed

  • By: Adam Tooze
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance, Adam Tooze
  • Length: 25 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 13
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 12
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    4.5 out of 5 stars 11

In September 2008 the Great Financial Crisis, triggered by the collapse of Lehman brothers, shook the world. A decade later its spectre still haunts us. As the appalling scope and scale of the crash was revealed, the financial institutions that had symbolised the West's triumph since the end of the Cold War, seemed - through greed, malice and incompetence - to be about to bring the entire system to its knees.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • If your head doesn't spin your name is Bismarck

  • By Anonymous User on 17-01-2019

If your head doesn't spin your name is Bismarck

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Reviewed: 17-01-2019

The weeds are thick and you can easily get lost (especially in the first few chapters). But if you stick in there, you'll get to a point of marvelous clarity at the state of contemporary geopolitics.