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  • Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

    Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the ruthless arena of King Henry VIII's court, only one man dares to gamble his life to win the king's favor and ascend to the heights of political powerEngland in the 1520s is a heartbeat from disaster. If the king dies without a male heir, the country could be destroyed by civil war. Henry VIII wants to annul his marriage of twenty years, and marry Anne Boleyn.

    Tim says: "Divorced, beheaded, died..."
  • Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel | Hilary Mantel

    Bring Up the Bodies: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (1774)
    Story
    (1790)

    Though he battled for seven years to marry her, Henry is disenchanted with Anne Boleyn. She has failed to give him a son and her sharp intelligence and audacious will alienate his old friends and the noble families of England. When the discarded Katherine dies in exile from the court, Anne stands starkly exposed, the focus of gossip and malice. At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down.

    Ry Young says: "Perfection in story and the telling"
  • A Place of Greater Safety | Hilary Mantel

    A Place of Greater Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 52 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    It is 1789, and three young provincials have come to Paris to make their way. Georges-Jacques Danton, an ambitious young lawyer, is energetic, pragmatic, debt-ridden - and hugely but erotically ugly. Maximilien Robespierre, also a lawyer, is slight, diligent, and terrified of violence. His dearest friend, Camille Desmoulins, is a conspirator and pamphleteer of genius. A charming gadfly, erratic and untrustworthy, bisexual and beautiful, Camille is obsessed by one woman and engaged to marry another, her daughter.

    J. says: ""Historical" diatribes posing as a novel."
  • Beyond Black | Hilary Mantel

    Beyond Black

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Anna Bentinck
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    Alison Hart is a medium by trade. She and her cynical assistant, the slender, flint-hearted Colette, travel the clubs and psychic fairs of London's orbital road - Alison passing on the messages of the dead. But behind Alison’s plump, smiling public persona is a tormented woman - being a bridge between the living and the dead can be an affliction, not a blessing. Her days and nights are haunted by the unpleasant thugs and petty criminals that she grew up with; men who visited her prostitute mother, harrassing and preying upon Alison. The more she tries to be rid of their ghosts, the stronger and nastier they become.

  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street | Hilary Mantel

    Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan
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    (2)
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    Frances Shore is a cartographer by trade, a maker of maps, but when her husband's work takes her to Saudi Arabia she finds herself unable to map the Kingdom's areas of internal darkness. The regime is corrupt and harsh, and the streets are not a woman's territory; so she becomes confined in her flat. As her days empty of certainty and purpose, her life becomes a blank – waiting to be filled by violence and disaster.

  • Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel

    Bring Up the Bodies

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Vance
    Overall
    (157)
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    (137)
    Story
    (140)

    By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith's son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church. In Bring Up the Bodies, Hilary Mantel explores one of the most mystifying and frightening episodes in English history: the destruction of Anne Boleyn.

    Elain says: "As good as the Wolf Hall"
  • Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

    Wolf Hall

    • UNABRIDGED (24 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Simon Slater
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    (200)

    Tudor England. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is charged with securing his divorce. Into this atmosphere of distrust comes Thomas Cromwell - a man as ruthlessly ambitious in his wider politics as he is for himself. His reforming agenda is carried out in the grip of a self-interested parliament and a king who fluctuates between romantic passions and murderous rages.

    Margaret says: "Wolf Hall"
  • A Place of Greater Safety | Hilary Mantel

    A Place of Greater Safety

    • UNABRIDGED (33 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
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    (24)
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    (22)
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    (23)

    A tour-de-force of historical imagination, this is the story of three young men at the dawn of the French Revolution. Georges-Jacques Danton: zealous, energetic, debt-ridden. Maximilien Robespierre: small, diligent, and terrified of violence. And Camille Desmoulins: a genius of rhetoric, charming, handsome, but erratic and untrustworthy. As these key figures of the French Revolution taste the addictive delights of power, they must also come to face the horror that follows.

    Emily says: "No cast of characters available"
  • Bring Up the Bodies | Hilary Mantel

    Bring Up the Bodies

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Julian Rhind Tutt
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    The sequel to the Man Booker-winning Wolf Hall. ‘My boy Thomas, give him a dirty look and he’ll gouge your eye out. Trip him, and he’ll cut off your leg,’ says Walter Cromwell in the year 1500. ‘But if you don’t cut across him he’s a very gentleman. And he’ll stand anyone a drink.’ By 1535 Thomas Cromwell, the blacksmith’s son, is far from his humble origins. Chief Minister to Henry VIII, his fortunes have risen with those of Anne Boleyn, Henry’s second wife, for whose sake Henry has broken with Rome and created his own church.

    Essam Rajab says: "Wonderful ...👏👏👏"
  • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories | Hilary Mantel

    The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

    • UNABRIDGED (4 hrs and 29 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jane Carr
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the two-time Man Booker award-winning author, comes a collection of short stories. Ranging from a ghost story to a vampire story to a near-memoir to mini-sagas of family and social fracture. Each story brilliantly unsettles the listener with Mantel’s classic wicked humor and unsparing eye, in an unmistakably Mantel way.

    Darwin8u says: "Superhuman Prose that Defies Gravity"
  • A Change of Climate: A Novel | Hilary Mantel

    A Change of Climate: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Ralph and Anna Eldred are an exemplary couple, devoting themselves to doing good. 30 years ago as missionaries in Africa, the worst that could happen did. Shattered by their encounter with inexplicable evil, they returned to England, never to speak of it again. But when Ralph falls into an affair, Anna finds no forgiveness in her heart, and 30 years of repressed rage and grief explode, destroying not only a marriage but also their love, their faith, and everything they thought they were.

    Patricia S. says: "Beautifully written"
  • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street | Hilary Mantel

    Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 38 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    (29)
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    When Frances Shore joins her engineer husband in Jeddah, she is warned not to ask questions. But bored, she begins to speculate about her neighbors and the empty flat above her. At first she believes the flat is being used as a lover's tryst - then she suspects something more sinister.

    Pita says: "Vintage Mantel, ahead of its time"
  • The Giant, O'Brien | Hilary Mantel

    The Giant, O'Brien

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Patrick Moy
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    London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in myths, fairies, miracles, and little people. He has come from Ireland to exhibit his size for money. O'Brien's opposite is a man of science, the famed anatomist John Hunter, who lusts after the Giant's corpse as a medical curiosity, a boon to the advancement of scientific knowledge.

  • Fludd: A Novel | Hilary Mantel

    Fludd: A Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (6 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Gordon Griffin
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    One dark and stormy night in 1956, a stranger named Fludd mysteriously turns up in the dismal village of Fetherhoughton. He is the curate sent by the bishop to assist Father Angwin - or is he? In the most unlikely of places, a superstitious town that understands little of romance or sentimentality, where bad blood between neighbors is ancient and impenetrable, miracles begin to bloom. Fludd becomes lover, gravedigger, and savior, transforming his dull office into a golden regency of decision, unashamed sensation, and unprecedented action.

    Darwin8u says: "Small, tight irreverant novel that wryly inverts"
  • Wolf Hall | Hilary Mantel

    Wolf Hall

    • ABRIDGED (7 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Dan Stevens
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    England, the 1520s. Henry VIII is on the throne, but has no heir. Cardinal Wolsey is his chief advisor, charged with securing the divorce the pope refuses to grant. Into this atmosphere of distrust and need comes Thomas Cromwell, first as Wolsey's clerk, and later his successor. Cromwell is a wholly original man: the son of a brutal blacksmith, a political genius, a briber, a charmer, a bully, a man with a delicate and deadly expertise in manipulating people and events.

    Vicki says: "mantel just keeps getting better!"
  • Every Day Is Mother's Day | Hilary Mantel

    Every Day Is Mother's Day

    • UNABRIDGED (8 hrs)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan
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    Evelyn and Muriel Axon, mother and daughter, lead a haunted existence. Objects of horror to their neighbours, they evade or terrorise any social worker who crosses their path. Inside their house, they pursue a covert persecution of each other, shrinking from the unseen occupants of their spare room. But change is in the air… Every Day is Mother's Day is a merciless comedy of colliding lives: of sex, death, madness, adultery and the social services.

    Carolyn says: "A harrowing but satisfying read."
  • Wölfe | Hilary Mantel

    Wölfe

    • UNABRIDGED (25 hrs and 10 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Frank Stöckle
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    England 1520: Henry VIII. ist noch immer ohne männlichen Thronfolger, was für ihn eine persönliche wie politische Katastrophe ist. Ohne einen Erben droht dem Königreich ein verheerender Bürgerkrieg. Henry VIII. will daher seine Ehe mit Katharina von Aragón annullieren lassen und seine Geliebte Anne Boleyn heiraten. Das sorgt für heftigen Widerstand in Rom und in Europa. In dieser heiklen Situation sind nun die Fähigkeiten Thomas Cromwells gefragt. Mit Bestechung, Einschüchterung und Charme steigt er zum wichtigen Vertrauten Henrys auf. Der Emporkömmling sieht sich bald von Feinden umgeben wie von einem Rudel Wölfe.

  • An Experiment in Love | Hilary Mantel

    An Experiment in Love

    • UNABRIDGED (7 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Jane Collingwood
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Carmel McBain is the only child of working-class Irish-Catholic parents. Her mother aspires to something more for her than what life in their depressed mill town has to offer, determined that Carmel slip through England's rigid social barriers. And so, early on, she pushes Carmel, first to gain a scholarship to the local convent school, then to sit the exams for a place at London University. It sets her on a lonely journey that will take her as far as possible from where she began, uprooting her from the ties of class and place, of family and faith, and ultimately from her own self.

    SuzieQ says: "Excellent story telling"
  • Vacant Possession | Hilary Mantel

    Vacant Possession

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 21 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Sandra Duncan
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    From the double Man Booker Prize-winner, a savagely funny tale that revisits the characters from the much-loved Every Day is Mother’s Day. Muriel Axon is about to re-enter the lives of Colin Sidney and Isabel Field. It is ten years since her last tangle with them, but for Muriel this is not time enough. There are still scores to be settled, truths to be faced and vengeance to be wreaked.

  • Learning to Talk | Hilary Mantel

    Learning to Talk

    • UNABRIDGED (3 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated By Patrick Moy, Anna Bentinck, Jane Collingwood
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    This sharp, funny collection of stories begins in the 1950s in an insular northern village 'scoured by bitter winds and rough gossip tongues.' The title story sees our narrator ironing out her northern vowels with the help of an ex-actress with one lung and a Manchester accent. In Third Floor Rising' she watches, dazzled, as her mother carves out a stylish new identity. With a deceptively light touch, Mantel locates the transforming moments of a haunted childhood.

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