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Revelation Audiobook
Revelation
Written by: 
C. J. Sansom
Narrated by: 
Steven Crossley
Revelation Audiobook

Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

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Publisher's Summary

C.J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake mysteries whisk listeners back in time to the tumultuous court of King Henry VIII. Shardlake has his hands full this time defending a young religious fanatic who has been thrown into Bedlam. On top of that, Shardlake's friend is murdered, and the quest to find the killer leads Shardlake right to the steps of the king's latest romantic conquest, Catherine Parr.

©2008 C.J. Sansom; (P)2009 Recorded Books, LLC

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    Margot E. Moersch 07-19-15

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    "Excellent history lesson"

    Gives real insight into our forbears and reminds us the more things change the more we realize human nature does not really change.

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    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 01-27-15
    Cheryl Douglasville, GA, United States 01-27-15 Member Since 2014
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    "What an author CJ Sansom is!"

    Fourth book I've read in the series and just loved it! What a fabulous writer and what an exciting story. The way that the author, CJ Sansom, wrote the story made It easy for me to become absorbed in living in that era with all of that religious tension. It was also easy to engross myself in the Tudor England period.

    I enjoyed getting to know the character Guy, a former monk who is now a doctor. It was also very interesting and funny to learn about the false teeth that were becoming popular!

    Once again, excellent narration by Steven Crossley!

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    Bitlos United States 04-08-14
    Bitlos United States 04-08-14
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    "Why random chapters???"
    Would you try another book from C. J. Sansom and/or Steven Crossley?

    No - not if done by the same producers. The production ruins the experience.


    Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    He is a fine performer.


    Any additional comments?

    Why do the producers of the audio book break the chapters at random points? There are already chapters in the book - use them! It makes it so frustrating to navigate the audio book. What a terrible decision.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Katherine 07-29-13
    Katherine 07-29-13
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    "Sansom Does It Again"

    While some of the themes in the Shardlake series are a bit repetitive, they don't become annoying tropes. They become traits of characters that seem knowable. C.J. Sansom has created a lovable and flawed cast of characters. His attention to detail translates well to the audio versions of his books.

    The plot twists are relatively clever. What keeps me coming back for each installment in this series is Shardlake and the other characters that Sansom has created. Good plot lines, great characters. I look forward to Shardlake's return.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Linda Jay, NY, USA 07-12-13
    Linda Jay, NY, USA 07-12-13
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    "I really bogged down on this one"
    What was most disappointing about C. J. Sansom’s story?

    Increasingly, he seems very slow... and worries issues to death, so that the book became boring and I stopped caring about the characters. The balance of plot to description is off on this one, and the plot, perhaps, rather weak, designed to show off the author's research.


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    Amazon Customer 03-18-13
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    "Interesting"

    This was not what I was expecting but it was a good story. As a Christian I am always interested in reading (listening to) books that depict Christians and their faith. C. J. Sansom does a great job of showing that Christians are not perfect, that while they may desire to do good to everyone they often fall short, they lose their tempers, and they even have times of doubt.

    Really didn't figure out WHO the antagonist was until I read it at the end. If you like the other Matthew Shardlake mysteries you will surely like this

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    Paul Kalaheo, HI 09-17-12
    Paul Kalaheo, HI 09-17-12 Member Since 2011
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    "The best of the Shardlake series"
    What other book might you compare Revelation to and why?

    I have read the entire Shardlake series on Audible. They are all excellent and I think Revelation was the best of the series, followed closely by Sovereign and Dark Fire. Heartstone was the weakest of the 5 in my opinion.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    It was a good, engrossing story.


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Kevin 09-11-12
    Kevin 09-11-12
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    "Great Mystery,Awesome Performance"
    What did you love best about Revelation?

    The characters continue to develop with the wild and crazy religious dark ages as a backdrop. The history is accurate as far as I can see.Other than the story, I have to say that Steven Crossley's performance is magnificent.


    Any additional comments?

    Be sure to start at the beginning of the series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jessica Santa Barbara, CA, United States 08-27-12
    Jessica Santa Barbara, CA, United States 08-27-12 Member Since 2008
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    "I love the Shardlake series!"

    I've been hooked on the Shardlake novels for awhile now, taking them slowly because there are only five of them. Revelation was just that - a revelation. It's a fascinating story, with Sansom's usual engaging cast. His characters are human and believable, and the subject matter fascinating. Once again I'm sent to the history section of the library to learn more! I'm very impressed by the research that goes into these novels. This was a book that caused me to look for tedious and repetitive tasks to do so that I had an excuse to listen. Then I would find myself standing stock still and staring into space transfixed. No laundry folded or dishes put away! There's only one left! I want more!!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Darlene M. Formanek monroe, ME, United States 08-22-12
    Darlene M. Formanek monroe, ME, United States 08-22-12

    I am really not in to romance.. I like historic writing the are fiction but follow closely to historic time lines.

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    "Excellant Read"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Revelation to be better than the print version?

    Yes


    What did you like best about this story?

    Never expect the endings very well written


    Have you listened to any of Steven Crossley’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Yes like him very much.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Could not wait to read them all.


    Any additional comments?

    This is a most excellant series I would recommend to all.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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