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The Mirror and the Light
- By: Hilary Mantel
- Narrated by: Ben Miles
- Length: 38 hrs and 11 mins
England, May 1536. Anne Boleyn is dead, decapitated in the space of a heartbeat by a hired French executioner. As her remains are bundled into oblivion, Thomas Cromwell breakfasts with the victors. The blacksmith's son from Putney emerges from the spring's bloodbath to continue his climb to power and wealth, while his formidable master, Henry VIII, settles to short-lived happiness with his third queen. Cromwell is a man with only his wits to rely on; he has no great family to back him, no private army.
- By John Dawson on 05-03-20
Story brilliant - Narration dreadful!
Eagerly anticipated but bitterly disappointed. The poor narration lacks characterisation and empathy with the the long awaited and usual brilliant Mantel storytelling.
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- The Untold Story of Henry VIII's Most Faithful Servant
- By: Tracy Borman
- Narrated by: Gareth Armstrong, Paul Mendez, Sandra Duncan
- Length: 15 hrs and 10 mins
Thomas Cromwell is known to millions as the leading character in Hilary Mantel's best-selling Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies. But who was the real Cromwell? Born a lowly tavern keeper's son, Cromwell rose swiftly through the ranks to become Henry VIII's right-hand man, and one of the most powerful figures in Tudor history. The architect of England's break with the Roman Catholic Church and the dissolution of the monasteries, he oversaw seismic changes in our country's history.
Spoiled by additional narration
- By Stephen on 22-11-14
Would you listen to Thomas Cromwell again? Why?
Yes, a captivating and fascinating chronological journey through Thomas Cromwell's life and times. It was read brilliantly with an easy to listen to style and pace.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Thomas Cromwell?
I absolutely enjoyed the whole book
What about the narrators’s performance did you like?
It was read brilliantly with an easy to listen to style and pace.
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Passage to Mutiny
- By: Alexander Kent
- Narrated by: Michael Jayston
- Length: 11 hrs and 36 mins
October 1789, New South Wales, and into Sydney, capital of Britain's infant colony, sails the frigate Tempest. She is one of His Majesty's ships employed in policing the new southern trade routes. Her captain is Richard Bolitho, who hopes to be ordered home to England. Instead he is dispatched on a mission to the islands of the Great South Sea, where he must face hazards of fickle winds, pirates, and savage islanders.
Another great book, very well read
- By Amazon Customer on 14-05-18
Great story ruined by unacceptable audio quality
What would have made Passage to Mutiny better?
Very poor audio quality totally ruined my enjoyment of this book to the extent that I cannot finish it.
What did you like best about this story?
I enjoy almost all of Alexander Kent's stories.
How did the narrator detract from the book?
He did not
What character would you cut from Passage to Mutiny?
Any additional comments?
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