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Excellent narration of an intriguing story!

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-04-2020

This was the second time I'd read 'Dissolution' but the first time I'd listened to it as an audio book. Anton Lesser is a fabulous narrator and brings to his reading all the skills of his thespian experience and talents. Having recently finished 'The Mirror and the Light', it was interesting to read Sansom's much harsher and less humane characterisation of Cromwell. It is a shame that it was abridged as it lacked all the details of the original novel. Despite this, I thoroughly enjoyed it! Now to re-read / listen to the next 5 in the series before I read 'Tombland' for the first time. If only Anton Lesser were narrating this one too!

Brilliant!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 20-12-2016

Fascinating and riveting! Harris's vivid almost palpable depictions of characters and settings superbly dramatised by one of the best narrators around, Michael Kitchen! Despite an unauthentic American accent, he succeeds in developing each character, and offering to the listener an intimate portrayal of Harris's panoply of personae; his modulation of timbre and pacing creating a sense of atmosphere that is almost visceral.