I enjoy listening to audiobooks while working in my shop or around the house -sort of mental multitasking.
This was supposed to be the story of the plague. The story took place during the plague, but that's about it. The author tried to rely on a trick ending to take the place of a real ending. Use your money or credits somewhere else.
A terrific story with an outstanding narrator. The characters come to life in all their many facets. It's one of those tales you don't want to leave, it stays with you. One of the best historical books I've read.
This book was full of homosexual propaganda. I won't be listening to or reading anymore of her books. I hate that I wasted my money. It won't happen again.
C O Ehren
I have read a lot of historical novels, a lot of mysteries, and yet this one really surprised me, not something easily done anymore. The characters, became people I cared about as the story unfolded. I didn't pick this book right away, because the plague years were so dismal, so grindingly awful, I did not want to go there. When I finally picked this one up, I was surprised at how much the author had been able to do with this subject.
I enjoyed this tale. No, it isn't really about the plague. It is about the mindset and ethos of Medieval England - the fears, the expectations, and the brute force of traveling through the English countryside.
The end was a bit abrupt, but seriously unexpected given the beginning. David Thorpe is wonderful. O, I am clergy. Being disliked goes with the territory I suppose.
Outside of Umberto Eco, I've not read many contemporary works of fiction set in the Middle Ages in which the author has managed to create more than a caricature of the period and it's people. Karen Maitland's work, then, is exceptional. Like Medieval society itself, Company of Liars melds the harsh realities of the times with mystery and magic. David Thorpe's narration is splendid. Storytelling at its best, set in a time when storytelling was a much appreciated art. I thoroughly enjoyed this audiobook.