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  • Pavane

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Keith Roberts
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (260)
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    (231)
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    (232)

    Considered Keith Roberts' masterwork, this novel consists of linked short stories (six measures and a coda) of a 20th century in which the Roman Catholic Church controls the Western world, and has done so since Queen Elizabeth of England was assassinated in 1588. The Protestant Reformation never happened, and the world is kept in a Dark Age of steam-power transportation, with no allowance for electrical power, by a tyrannical Rome.

    Betty says: "Dense & rich - not a light listen"
    "Seminal alternative history"
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    If you could sum up Pavane in three words, what would they be?

    Listen to this.


    What did you like best about this story?

    In Pavane, Keith Roberts painted in beautiful, bittersweet detail complicated characters in a complex world that could, but mercifully does not, exist.


    Which character – as performed by Steven Crossley – was your favorite?

    Eleanor. Kudos to Steven Crossley.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Come now to a place that never was.


    Any additional comments?

    Until such time as human struggles are not defined by religious beliefs, this will remain an important, groundbreaking work of fiction.

    7 of 9 people found this review helpful

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