Matthew Shardlake
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  • 1
    Dissolution: A Novel of Tudor England Introducing Matthew Shardlake | C. J. Sansom

    Dissolution: A Novel of Tudor England Introducing Matthew Shardlake

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 37 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    This riveting debut set in 1534 England secured C. J. Sansom’s place “among the most distinguished of modern historical novelists” (P. D. James). When Henry VIII’s emissary is beheaded at an English monastery, hunchbacked lawyer Matthew Shardlake is dispatched to solve the crime. But as he uncovers a cesspool of sin, three more murders occur - and Matthew may be the next target.

    Very good

    I didn't think I would enjoy this...after all, a hunchback detective? But, I love it! The narration is wonderful. I must say, however, that the old..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 29 2012 by Grcla (Dallas Area)
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    Dissolution: Shardlake, Book 1 | C. J. Sansom

    Dissolution: Shardlake, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    It is 1537, a time of revolution that sees the greatest changes in England since 1066. Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church. The country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. And under the orders of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent throughout the country to investigate the monasteries.

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  • 2
    Dark Fire | C. J. Sansom

    Dark Fire

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
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    Winner of the CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, Dark Fire revisits acclaimed master of historical fiction C. J. Sansom's colorful and rapier-witted lawyer, Matthew Shardlake. Set in 1540, this beguiling tale of murder and mayhem is set against a rich backdrop of medieval London. Here, hunchbacked Matthew Shardlake is called upon to investigate the peculiar case of a young woman accused of murder.

    Great Historical Mystery

    If you've read Dissolution, you'll know C.J. Sansom is a great mystery and character writer. His books are quite long so I decided to start listening ..Show More »

    Reviewed on October 14 2009 by Julie (Brooklyn, NY, USA)
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    Dark Fire: Shardlake, Book 2 | C. J. Sansom

    Dark Fire: Shardlake, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (18 hrs and 53 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    It is 1540 and the hottest summer of the sixteenth century. Matthew Shardlake, believing himself out of favour with Thomas Cromwell, is busy trying to maintain his legal practice and keep a low profile. But his involvement with a murder case, defending a girl accused of brutally murdering her young cousin, brings him once again into contact with the king's chief minister - and a new assignment . . .

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  • 3
    Sovereign: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery | C. J. Sansom

    Sovereign: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 4 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Barrister Matthew Shardlake is faced with the most terrifying threat in the age of Tudor England: his own imprisonment in the Tower of London. Harsh autumn winds stir the English countryside as King Henry VIII, along with a thousand soldiers and his fifth wife, Catherine Howard, make their way from London to York after a violent uprising.

    Excellent Historical Mystery

    This is the second CJ Sansom I have read or listened to. (I read Dissolution because I abhore abridged and that's all Audible had of that title.) I re..Show More »

    Reviewed on August 15 2008 by Eric C (forreston, IL, USA)
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    Sovereign: Shardlake, Book 3 | C. J. Sansom

    Sovereign: Shardlake, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (20 hrs and 59 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Autumn, 1541. King Henry VIII has set out on a spectacular Progress to the North to attend an extravagant submission of his rebellious subjects in York. Already in the city are lawyer Matthew Shardlake and his assistant Jack Barak. As well as assisting with legal work processing petitions to the King, Shardlake has reluctantly undertaken a special mission - to ensure the welfare of an important but dangerous conspirator being returned to London for interrogation.

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  • 4
    Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery | C. J. Sansom

    Revelation: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 7 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    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.

    Great entertainment!

    I heard about these books after hearing an interview with the author on the BBC. I thought the books would be interesting, but didn't anticipate lyin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 25 2009 by Fara (Longmont, CO, United States)
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    Revelation: Shardlake, Book 4 | C. J. Sansom

    Revelation: Shardlake, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (21 hrs and 2 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Spring, 1543. King Henry VIII is wooing Lady Catherine Parr, whom he wants for his sixth wife. Archbishop Cranmer and the embattled Protestant faction at court are watching keenly, for Lady Catherine is known to have reformist sympathies. Matthew Shardlake, meanwhile, is working on the case of a teenage boy who has been placed in the Bedlam insane asylum, before his terrifying religious mania leads to him being burned as a heretic.

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  • 5
    Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery | C. J. Sansom

    Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
    • Narrated By Steven Crossley
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    Consistently appearing on US and UK best-seller lists, C.J. Sansom’s Matthew Shardlake mysteries have earned considerable critical acclaim, including a CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. At the behest of a former servant to Catherine Parr, Shardlake travels to Portsmouth to investigate claims of unspeakable crimes committed upon a young ward of the court. There, Shardlake uncovers disturbing evidence even as England’s continuing war with France rages around him.

    Worth the time and money

    This is an interestingly written story that has depth and characters. It starts slow and draws the listener until the listener is hooked. Not willin..Show More »

    Reviewed on September 28 2011 by MLKIllory ()
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    Heartstone: Shardlake, Book 5 | C. J. Sansom

    Heartstone: Shardlake, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (22 hrs and 42 mins)
    • By C. J. Sansom
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    Summer, 1545. England is at war. Henry VIII's invasion of France has gone badly wrong, and a massive French fleet is preparing to sail across the Channel . . .Meanwhile, Matthew Shardlake is given an intriguing legal case by an old servant of Queen Catherine Parr. Asked to investigate claims of ‘monstrous wrongs' committed against his young ward, Hugh Curteys, by Sir Nicholas Hobbey, Shardlake and his assistant Barak journey to Portsmouth.

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    Lamentation: Shardlake, Book 6 | C. J. Sansom

    Lamentation: Shardlake, Book 6

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    • By C. J. Sansom
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    Summer, 1546. King Henry VIII is slowly, painfully dying. His Protestant and Catholic councillors are engaged in a final and decisive power struggle; whoever wins will control the government of Henry's successor, eight-year-old Prince Edward. As heretics are hunted across London, and the radical Protestant Anne Askew is burned at the stake, the Catholic party focus their attack on Henry's sixth wife, Matthew Shardlake's old mentor, Queen Catherine Parr.

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