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Thomas Wolsey, the Late Cardinal
- His Life and Death
- By: George Cavendish
- Narrated by: David Thorn
- Length: 8 hrs and 59 mins
This extraordinary “eye-witness” account of Cardinal Thomas Wolsey's rise and fall from power was written between 1554 and 1558 by his gentleman-usher, George Cavendish, who was privy to so much of the Cardinal's ambitious endeavors. However, Cavendish prudently waited a long time before chronicling his observations for fear of his life, as there were those who may have take his memoirs the wrong way.
- By TWR on 11-01-2019
I really enjoyed this narrator, whilst he used his normal voice and was in the forward of the book. However I am struggling now that he has assumed a different voice for the reading of the actual words written by Cavendish. The main part of the accent seems to be to assume a lisp. For example, the word dismiss becomes dishmish. I am not sure that I am going to be able to stick with the book until the end, as it’s so distracting. Mr Thorn, you have a lovely reading voice and I wished you used that. I’ve long been interested in this period and was so excited to learn I could listen to a book actually written by Cavendish, so I will try to stick with it .... not sure I can.