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    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 3,686
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,772
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 2,781

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Divorced, beheaded, died...

    • By Tim on 09-30-11

    Regular price: $55.93

    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • A Novel
    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 35 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,315
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,020
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,036

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Perfection in story and the telling

    • By Ry Young on 09-18-12

    Regular price: $27.99

    • A Place of Greater Safety

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 33 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 106
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 106

    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.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Disaster

    • By Genuine Realist on 08-01-13

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Wolf Hall

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Slater
    • Length: 24 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 278
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 221
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 220

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wolf Hall

    • By Margaret on 07-21-10

    Regular price: $25.58

    • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 34
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 31
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 32

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Vintage Mantel, ahead of its time

    • By Pita on 06-01-15

    Regular price: $22.04

    • The Assassination of Margaret Thatcher: Stories

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Jane Carr
    • Length: 4 hrs and 29 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 134
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 121

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Superhuman Prose that Defies Gravity

    • By Darwin8u on 02-16-15

    Regular price: $17.49

    • A Change of Climate

    • A Novel
    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 46
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 41
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 39

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Beautifully written

    • By Patricia S. on 10-11-15

    Regular price: $25.19

    • A Place of Greater Safety

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 33 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 28
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 27

    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.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • No cast of characters available

    • By Emily on 12-01-13

    Regular price: $37.09

    • Vacant Possession

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Ten years have passed since Muriel Axon was locked away for society's protection, but psychiatric confinement has only increased her malice and ingenuity. At last free, she sets into motion an intricate plan to exact revenge on those who had her put away. Her former social worker, Isabel, and her old neighbors have moved on, but Muriel, with her talent for disguise, will infiltrate their homes and manipulate their lives, until all her enemies are brought together for a gruesome finale.

    Regular price: $22.04

    • Eight Months on Ghazzah Street

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 10 hrs and 37 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    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.

    Regular price: $22.27

    • Fludd

    • A Novel
    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Gordon Griffin
    • Length: 6 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 66
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 59
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 58

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Small, tight irreverant novel that wryly inverts

    • By Darwin8u on 07-21-13

    Regular price: $18.89

    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Simon Vance
    • Length: 14 hrs and 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 174
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 151
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 153

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As good as the Wolf Hall

    • By Elain on 06-02-12

    Regular price: $28.99

    • Every Day Is Mother's Day

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 8 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 13

    Evelyn Axona is a medium by trade; her daughter, Muriel, is a half-wit by nature. Barricaded in their crumbling house, surrounded by the festering rubbish of years, they defy the curiosity of their neighbors and their social worker, Isabel Field. Isabel is young and inexperienced and has troubles of her own: an elderly father who wanders the streets, and a lover, Colin, who wants her to run away with him. But Colin has three horrible children and a shrill wife who is pregnant again - how is he going to run anywhere?

    Regular price: $22.04

    • An Experiment in Love

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Jane Collingwood
    • Length: 7 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 24
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 22
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 22

    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.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent story telling

    • By SuzieQ on 02-27-15

    Regular price: $22.04

    • The Giant, O'Brien

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Patrick Moy
    • Length: 6 hrs and 20 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 13
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 12
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 12

    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.

    Regular price: $19.99

    • Beyond Black

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Anna Betinck
    • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      2.5 out of 5 stars 2

    Alison Hart, a medium by trade, tours the dormitory towns of London's orbital ring road with her flint-hearted sidekick, Colette, passing on messages from beloved dead ancestors. But behind her plump, smiling persona hides a desperate woman: she knows the terrors the next life holds but must conceal them from her wide-eyed clients. At the same time she is plagued by spirits from her own past, who infiltrate her body and home, becoming stronger and nastier the more she resists....

    Regular price: $27.81

    • Révolution : Les désordres (Révolution 2)

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Xavier Béja
    • Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
    • Unabridged
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    1791. La Révolution a fait voler en éclats la société française. Tout a changé : le régime, les lois, le système éducatif... Mais la situation politique du pays reste profondément instable. À Paris et en province, les luttes de pouvoir, les conspirations, l'intransigeance des nouveaux élus, la menace d'une guerre qui anéantirait une France déjà exsangue instaurent un climat délétère. Après avoir œuvré pour la Révolution et occupé le devant de la scène, Danton et Camille Desmoulins voient Robespierre se radicaliser.

    Regular price: $31.24

    • Révolution : L'idéal (Révolution 1)

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Xavier Béja
    • Length: 15 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Performance
      3 out of 5 stars 2
    • Story
      1 out of 5 stars 1

    Trois jeunes avocats ambitieux sont venus à Paris dans l'intention d'y faire carrière. Criblé de dettes, Jacques Danton rêve de gloire et de fortune. Malgré sa disgrâce physique, il dégage un puissant magnétisme érotique. Maximilien de Robespierre est un jeune homme brillant, frêle et appliqué, que la violence effraie. Sensible et épris de liberté, il souhaite ardemment changer le système inégalitaire de la France. Camille Desmoulins est un pamphlétaire de génie.

    Regular price: $28.22

    • A Change of Climate

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Sandra Duncan
    • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 7
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 5
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 6

    Ralph and Anna Eldred live in the big Red House in Norfolk, raising their four children and devoting their lives to charity. But the constant flood of 'good souls and sad cases' welcomed into their home hides the growing crises in their own family. From the violent townships of South Africa to the windswept countryside of Norfolk, this is an epic yet subtle family saga about what happens when trust is broken...

    Regular price: $18.53

    • Bring Up the Bodies

    • By: Hilary Mantel
    • Narrated by: Julian Rhind Tutt
    • Length: 7 hrs and 48 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 22
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 19
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21

    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.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Wonderful ...👏👏👏

    • By Essam Rajab on 01-08-17

    Regular price: $15.48

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