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  • Morality Play

  • By: Barry Unsworth
  • Narrated by: Michael Maloney
  • Length: 5 hrs and 34 mins
  • Unabridged
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    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 55
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 54

It is the late 14th century, a dangerous time beset by war and plague. Nicholas Barber, a young and wayward cleric, stumbles across a group of travelling players and compounds his sins by joining them. Yet the town where they perform reveals another drama: a young woman is to be hanged for the murder of a 12-year-old boy. What better way to increase their takings than to make a new play, to enact the murder of Thomas Wells?

But as the actors rehearse, they discover that the truth about the boy's death has yet to be revealed.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Fantastic

  • By David on 12-16-14

Extraordinary Writer, Story & Performance!!!

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 01-10-19

I have now listened to this audiobook a 3rd time. I've read the novel twice. Mr. Unsworth is that rare writer who makes me read and listen in awe. His work is astonishing. (Also highly recommend his novel, Sacred Hunger)