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Wolf Hall, Bring Up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light

The Wolf Hall Trilogy
Length: 27 hrs and 27 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

All three entries in Hilary Mantel's award-winning Wolf Hall Trilogy, brought together for the first time in audio.

In Hilary Mantel's Wolf Hall trilogy, one of our very best writers brings the opulent world of the Tudors to bloody, glittering life. It is the backdrop to the rise and rise of Thomas Cromwell: lowborn boy, charmer, bully, master of deadly intrigue, and, finally, most powerful of Henry VIII's courtiers. But the bloody theatre of Cromwell's ascension will leave no one unscathed.

This collection includes expertly adapted versions of Wolf Hall, Bring up the Bodies and The Mirror and the Light alongside The World of Wolf Hall, a listening guide which explores the key themes and historical context of the novels, and offers listening group questions to discuss.

Read by Dan Stevens, Julian Rhind-Tutt, Joseph Kloska, and Anna Bentinck.

©2020 Hilary Mantel (P)2020 HarperCollins Publishers Limited

Critic reviews

[Praise for Wolf Hall] "Dizzyingly, dazzlingly good... Hugely exciting, packed full of power struggles and political machinations, but also delightfully poetic, vivid in image and phrase. A rich and subtle wonder." (Daily Mail

[Praise for Bring Up the Bodies] "The greatest modern English prose writer writing today." (Peter Stothard, Chairman of the 2012 Man Booker Prize)

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THIS IS A READERS GUIDE NOT THE STORY!

Bad labelling by Audible here - should make this clearer this is a readers guide not the story

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Warning: not the actual novels

Buyer beware: Needs to be made clear that this a readers' guide and not the novels.

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Ignore complaints

Other reviewers don’t seem to have realised that the *first* section is the reading guide...then you have a well-adapted, three book performance 😂

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Excellent

I loved it. To serve a spoilt king, poor "Cremwell". I bet this story is very near to the truth.

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