• Bring Up the Bodies

  • A Novel
  • By: Hilary Mantel
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 14 hrs and 34 mins
  • 4.5 out of 5 stars (3,274 ratings)

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Bring Up the Bodies

By: Hilary Mantel
Narrated by: Simon Vance
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Publisher's summary

Man Booker Prize, Fiction, 2012

The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and New York Times best seller, Wolf Hall delves into the heart of Tudor history with the downfall of Anne Boleyn. 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. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne is ensnared in a web of conspiracy, while the demure Jane Seymour stands waiting her turn for the poisoned wedding ring. But Anne and her powerful family will not yield without a ferocious struggle. Hilary Mantel's Bring Up the Bodies follows the dramatic trial of the queen and her suitors for adultery and treason. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?

©2012 Hilary Mantel (P)2012 Macmillan Audio

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Editor's Pick

A fiction/history cocktail, served by Simon Vance
"If a Booker Prize-winning novel about Thomas Cromwell’s machinations to depose Anne Boleyn seems intimidating, here’s a little secret: everything in the book takes place from Cromwell’s (completely engaging) point of view. Simon Vance performs each scene, word, and thought with the perfect clarity of a genius courtier trying to make his mark on the world. In the game of (Tudor) thrones, you listen or you lose out!"
Christina H., Audible Editor