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  • Sinful Folk

  • By: Ned Hayes
  • Narrated by: Anne Day-Jones
  • Length: 12 hrs and 23 mins
  • 3.8 out of 5 stars (41 ratings)

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Sinful Folk

By: Ned Hayes
Narrated by: Anne Day-Jones
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Publisher's summary

Sinful Folk is the story of a mother who carries a hidden secret and a terrible grief. In December of the year 1377, the village of Duns in northeast England suffered a great tragedy when five children died. The villagers demanded justice from the King.

Sinful Folk is the story of these villagers who undertook a desperate mid-winter journey with their dead children all the way across England to the King's throne. Mear, a former nun who has lived for a decade disguised as a mute man, has her own reasons for going along on this quest. Yet one by one, all her secrets come out, and she finds the strength to claim her birthright, and accuse the murderer.

Sinful Folk begins in terror and heartache, and ends in triumph and redemption.

©2014 Ned Hayes (P)2014 Ned Hayes

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Incredible book and fabulous narrator

Sinful Folk ranks in the top echelon of all audiobooks I have listened to over the past 20 years. The story of medieval peasants seeking justice for their sons' death is compelling and relating their journey through Mear makes it even more so.

I cannot praise the narrator, Anne Day-Jones, highly enough. She was able to portray each of the characters effortlessly and her facile switching to flawless French when called for by the text was remarkable.

I read and listened to both the Kindle and Audible versions through Immersion Reading and highly recommend either or both. I generally do not reread books but this may be the only Audible book I will actually listen to again.

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