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knittyboot

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  • "I loved it!"

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    First let me say that if you dislike crude language I would avoid this book as it treats sex and prostitution quite unflinchingly and describes the world it deals with in a way that I found to be refreshing but may offend some. Normally prostitutes in fiction are depicted as "tart with a heart", sexy siren or cold hard witches. They never seem quite real but this book breathes life into the world it depicts; it evokes sights, smells and characters of this world in sometimes alarming detail. I loved the introduction, the story and the narration. It was quite wonderful

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    The Crimson Petal and the White

    • UNABRIDGED (41 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Michel Faber
    • Narrated By Jill Tanner
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    NOW A MAJOR BBC DRAMA starring Romola Garai, Chris O'Dowd, Gillian Anderson, Richard E. Grant, Shirley Henderson and Mark Gatiss. 'Watch your step. Keep your wits about you; you will need them....' So begins this irresistible voyage into the dark side of Victorian London. Amongst an unforgettable cast of low-lifes, physicians, businessmen, and prostitutes, meet our heroine Sugar, a young woman trying to drag herself up from the gutter any way she can.

    knittyboot says: "I loved it!"
  • "Great book"

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    I normally choose unabridged titles but in this case I made an exception and I'm so glad I did! Tim Pigott-Smith's reading is brilliant; the rendintion of various accents and character deliniation are spot on. Bernard Cornwell creates a world that you want to believe in and peoples it with characters you can really care about or really hate depending on who we are taking about. This wonderful story is the second of the trillogy starting with the Winter King and ending with Excalibur. I would recomend you listen to them in order as you really do need to know the characters stories from the begining.

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    Enemy of God

    • ABRIDGED (6 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Tim Pigott-Smith
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    The continuing story of Arthur, the second in a trilogy that began with The Winter King. The novels bring Arthur and his world to vivid life.

    Arthur is a man battling for his vision of the future in a brutal age, dragged down by suspicions and magics of the past, surrounded by intrigue, dependent on his skill at war and genius for leadership.

    Mr says: "The Arthurian legend given substance"
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