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Brilliant performance by Ben Miles and a gripping plot - even though we all know how it ends!

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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: 21-03-2020

This is an epic tale of history told in such a personal way that the story and characters unfold like a well crafted work of fiction. I really enjoyed the narration and was interested to discover that Hilary Mantel imagines her characters in conversation as she writes. Probably why this works so well as an audio book. It you can invest the time it is worth listening to the unabridged versions of Part 1 & 2 before The Mirror & the Light. HM spent 15 years researching and writing this series.

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Deeply flawed characters and a killer ending.

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

Reviewed: 10-02-2020

Clever writing and the choice of narrator made this a great listening experience. And you don’t need to be a cricket tragic to fully appreciate the authors cricket knowledge. I wasn’t expecting that ending! Thank you for making it this months Editors Choice because I would not have chosen it myself.

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Great Story pity about the narration!

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3 out of 5 stars
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2 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-11-2019

Another great story from Di Morrissey. It was well researched and had interesting characters but the narration really detracted from the overall experience. It could have been sooo much better.