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  • Wolf Hall

  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Slater
  • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 2,612
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,666
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,669

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Lose yourself in 16th century England

  • By Phil on 22-01-10

Wonderful reading

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 15-05-15

The reading on this audiobook is some of the best I have heard. The writing is gripping. Buy this book!

  • Borders: A Very Short Introduction 

  • By: Alexander C. Diener, Joshua Hagen
  • Narrated by: Mark Turetsky
  • Length: 4 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 6
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 5
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 5

Compelling and accessible, this Very Short Introduction challenges the perception of borders as passive lines on a map, revealing them instead to be integral forces in the economic, social, political, and environmental processes that shape our lives.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • My favourite Very Short Introduction so far

  • By Fair_enough on 14-11-14

My favourite Very Short Introduction so far

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-11-14

If you could sum up Borders: A Very Short Introduction  in three words, what would they be?

Surprising, illuminating, thought-provoking

What was one of the most memorable moments of Borders: A Very Short Introduction ?

The authors deal with the importance of feminism very well.

What about Mark Turetsky’s performance did you like?

Nothing in particular.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

Yes, but I couldn't. I have now listened to it twice, in chunks.

Any additional comments?

I was new to thinking about borders when I listened to this, and I love the interdisciplinary consideration of what borders can mean from so many perspectives. I really hadn't thought about borders in so many ways before. Fascinating.