I recently finished this audiobook. As many of the reviewers have noted, this is not an easy book and requires some attention, especially in the beginning. But I found that by persistence I was able to learn the characters (the reader's voice was very helpful in this regard) and was able to follow the action fairly easily. It does give a unique slant to Thomas Cromwell, usually portrayed as a man of pure evil. The author feels that Cromwell was essential to the making of England as a modern state and also, that he had a human side. She reverses the roles of Cromwell as the man of principle and Thomas More as the man who abused the power of the state to kill his enemies (those who wanted to translate the Bible into English and other Protestant activities.) It was a fascinating book. The reader is excellent throughout, up there with the top 2 or 3 I have heard.
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