Wolf Hall
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  • 1
    Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

    Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (1912)
    Performance
    (1030)
    Story
    (1038)

    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    A worthy challenge.

    I wasn’t finding this a particularly easy book to read (or at least to listen to) until I was about halfway through. Then something clicked, and I rea..Show More »

    Reviewed on 08 November 2012 by M (Wakefield, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel

    Bring Up the Bodies

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (1394)
    Performance
    (892)
    Story
    (894)

    By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry's second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

    Superb

    Another astonishing tour de force from Hilary Mantel. A superb portrayal of a 'modern' politician in Tudor England - a brilliant, complex man both hum..Show More »

    Reviewed on 02 June 2012 by Maddy ()