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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,654 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: C. J. Sansom Narrator: Steven Crossley Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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C. J. Sansom is an international best-selling author known for riveting suspense and intricately constructed mysteries. His atmospheric prose has earned him an Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award, among other accolades.

In the third novel in this riveting series, 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. Shardlake and his loyal assistant, John Barack, have a secret mission - they must transport a dangerous conspirator back to London for interrogation.

After a local glazier is murdered, Shardlake finds that this death seems not only connected to the prisoner, but to the royal family itself. Shardlake grows more determined when he realizes that a greater threat looms over the crown. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Zeena Price | 2/15/2014

    " What a fantastic book. I hardly ever read historical fiction but reading this book has changed my whole perception of it. This book has had nothing but positive reviews and it is easy to see why- the author is so talented at completely transporting the reader into another world. It is, as one reviewer puts it, "pure escapism". The plot is ingenious, the characters memorable, and the prose sheer joy. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Pbwritr | 2/10/2014

    " Really a very entertaining historical novel about the times of Henry VIII--the great Progress to the North, reformism, murder, conspiracies, questions about the king's legitimacy. Great details about everyday life while on themove, billeting in a town, being a lawyer, government posts--in short, showing that business still was conducted in many fashions like today, but with different levels of modernism--then and now. they had the same requriements we do, at least in this book's view, andit was fascinating to read about lodgings being arranged, a central dining hall, security, and many other aspects of interpersonal relationships. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christopher WAKELING | 2/8/2014

    " Unpredictably superb, a twist in every tail! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Gail | 2/6/2014

    " Couldn't put this one down! Now I have to get my hands on #4... "

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