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    • Tombland

    • The Shardlake Series, Book 7
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 37 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 722
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 660
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 652

    The nominal king, Edward VI, is 11 years old. His uncle Edward Seymour, Lord Hertford, rules as Protector. The extirpation of the old religion by radical Protestants is stirring discontent among the populace while the Protector’s prolonged war with Scotland is proving a disastrous failure and threatens to involve France. Worst of all, the economy is in collapse, inflation rages and rebellion is stirring among the peasantry. 

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superb - Samson’s best yet

    • By Jim__Leeder on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Dissolution

    • Shardlake, Book 1
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,250
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,130
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,131

    It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Time Travellers Beware.....

    • By Hannah on 01-12-14

    Regular price: £23.99

    • Revelation

    • Shardlake, Book 4
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 21 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 717
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 638
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 647

    Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam insane asylum, before his terrifying religious mania leads to him being burned as a heretic.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Story lost its way

    • By Nevermore67 on 23-03-15

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Lamentation

    • Shardlake, Book 6
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 25 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,067
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 960
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 957

    Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Like listening to a play

    • By Brodie on 06-11-14

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Dark Fire

    • Shardlake, Book 2
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 18 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 929
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 852
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 847

    It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . .

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent Story

    • By Su on 22-02-18

    Regular price: £25.99

    • Sovereign

    • Shardlake, Book 3
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 20 hrs and 59 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 798
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 724
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719

    Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Absolutely superb!

    • By Ian C Dando on 18-04-15

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Heartstone

    • Shardlake, Book 5
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Steven Crossley
    • Length: 22 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 668
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 604
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 600

    Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel . . .Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of ‘monstrous wrongs' committed against his young ward, Hugh Curteys, by Sir Nicholas Hobbey, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Dark and Enthralling blend of fact and fiction

    • By Mrs on 01-12-15

    Regular price: £28.99

    • Dominion

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Daniel Weyman
    • Length: 20 hrs and 46 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,346
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,036
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,045

    The Great Smog. London. A dense, choking fog engulfs the city and beneath it, history is re-written…1952. Twelve years have passed since Churchill lost to the appeasers and Britain surrendered to Nazi Germany after Dunkirk. As the long German war against Russia rages on in the east, the British people find themselves under dark authoritarian rule: the press, radio and television are controlled; the streets patrolled by violent auxiliary police and British Jews face ever greater constraints.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Dominion: Fantastic and Atmospheric Novel!

    • By David on 21-11-12

    Regular price: £29.99

    • Shardlake: Sovereign

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramas
    • By: C J Sansom
    • Narrated by: Bryan Dick, Justin Salinger
    • Length: 2 hrs and 15 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 50
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 42

    An atmospheric BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on C. J. Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime novel featuring hunchback lawyer detective Matthew Shardlake. Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Royal Progress to York, aiming to strike fear and awe into his rebellious northern subjects. Shardlake and his assistant, Barak, arrive in the city a day ahead of the 3,000-strong procession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Historical fiction performed really well

    • By Mrs B K Gray on 12-02-19

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Winter in Madrid

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Simon Russell Beale
    • Length: 6 hrs and 21 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 154
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 122
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 121

    1940: The Spanish Civil War is over, and Madrid lies ruined, while the Germans continue their march through Europe. Britain now stands alone while General Franco considers whether to abandon neutrality and enter the war. Into this uncertain world comes Harry Brett: a traumatised veteran of Dunkirk turned reluctant spy for the British Secret Service. Sent to gain the confidence of old school friend Sandy Forsyth, Harry finds himself involved in a dangerous game and surrounded by memories.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Interesting historical context - Spanish Civil War

    • By chris on 31-05-07

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Shardlake: Heartstone

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: C J Sansom
    • Narrated by: Justin Salinger, Bryan Dick, full cast
    • Length: 2 hrs and 16 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 15
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 16

    A BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on the best-selling novel by CJ Sansom.

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Shardlake: Dissolution

    • BBC Radio 4 Full-Cast Dramatisation
    • By: C J Sansom
    • Narrated by: Jason Watkins, Mark Bonnar
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 103
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 95
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    A thrilling BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on CJ Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime novel. Winter, 1537. Henry VIII has declared himself Supreme Head of the Church and instructed his Chief Minister, Thomas Cromwell, to dissolve England's religious houses and seize their wealth. But Cromwell's plot to bring down the abbeys has hit a snag - one of the King's Commissioners has been found brutally murdered in Scarnsea monastery, on the south coast of Kent.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A good radio adaptation.

    • By JPH on 26-09-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • The Sacred Stone

    • By: C.J. Sansom, Bernard Knight, Susanna Gregory, and others
    • Narrated by: Paul Matthews
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 95
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 70

    Masters of the historical mystery, authors Michael Jecks, Susanna Gregory, Bernard Knight, Ian Morson, Philip Gooden, Simon Beaufort, and C.J. Sansom band together as The Medieval Murderers to craft this thrilling tale. In 1067 Greenland, a strange stone falls from the sky. Over the next 600 years, violence and death follow whoever possesses it, including crusading knights, a dying King Henry III, and a troupe of His Majesty King James I’s players.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Not as absorbing as the summary would suggest

    • By Christopher on 11-07-13

    Regular price: £26.29

    • Sovereign

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 2 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 186
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 95

    Autumn, 1541. Following the uncovering of a plot against his throne in Yorkshire, King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to overawe his rebellious subjects there. Already in York are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant, Jack Barak. Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission: to ensure the welfare of a dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation. But the murder of a local glazier involves Shardlake in deeper mysteries.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Well worth a listen for history or crime fans

    • By Ms. Wendy Merrett on 13-04-13

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Shardlake: Dark Fire

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: C.J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Full Cast, Justin Salinger, Robert Glenister
    • Length: 2 hrs and 13 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 85
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 73

    A gripping BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation based on the second novel in C. J. Sansom's best-selling Tudor crime series. Summer, 1540. It has been three years since the terrible events at Scarnsea monastery, and lawyer-detective Matthew Shardlake is living a quiet life in London - until a summons from Cromwell sees him embarking on another dangerous secret assignment.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Good Adaptation.

    • By JPH on 28-09-16

    Regular price: £11.99

    • Heartstone

    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 182
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 83
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 83

    Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII’s invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel. As the English fleet gathers at Portsmouth, the country raises the largest militia army it has ever seen. The King has debased the currency to pay for the war, and England is in the grip of soaring inflation and economic crisis.Meanwhile Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Abridged ?

    • By John Blackmore on 24-12-10

    Regular price: £12.59

    • Dissolution

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 29 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 271
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 139
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 144

    Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church, and the country is waking up to savage new laws. Under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent to investigate the monasteries. At the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's commissioner, Robin Singleton, has been found dead. And Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of reform, has been sent by Cromwell into an atmosphere of treachery and death to investigate.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An entertaining historical mystery with depth

    • By Angela on 12-04-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Shardlake: Revelation

    • BBC Radio 4 full-cast dramatisation
    • By: C J Sansom
    • Narrated by: Jason Watkins, full cast, Mark Bonnar
    • Length: 2 hrs and 14 mins
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 38
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 36

    Shardlake returns in this atmospheric BBC Radio 4 full-cast adaptation of the fourth novel in C. J. Sansom's bestselling Tudor crime series.Spring, 1543. London's streets are filled with preachers; strange signs and portents are seen everywhere; and young men, maddened by differing interpretations of the Bible, are drawn into dangerous fundamentalism.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • LOVE THIS❤️

    • By Highlight on 14-10-17

    Regular price: £9.99

    • Revelation

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 55 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 177
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 94
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 96

    Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. But this time the object of his affections is resisting. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Very good story, excellently read

    • By Kirstine on 11-06-08

    Regular price: £11.89

    • Dark Fire

    • A Matthew Shardlake Novel
    • By: C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated by: Anton Lesser
    • Length: 6 hrs and 26 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 205
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 105

    It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the 16th century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • Heavily abridged

    • By Andy Hurley on 30-11-12

    Regular price: £11.89