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Extended Audio Sample Wolf Hall (Unabridged), by Hilary Mantel
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Winner of the prestigious Man Booker prize for fiction. 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. The pope and most of Europe opposes him. The quest for the king's freedom destroys his adviser, the brilliant Cardinal Wolsey, and leaves a power vacuum. Into this impasse steps Thomas Cromwell. Cromwell is a wholly original man, a charmer and a bully, both idealist and opportunist, astute in reading people and a demon of energy: he is also a consummate politician, hardened by his personal losses, implacable in his ambition. But Henry is volatile: one day tender, one day murderous. Cromwell helps him break the opposition, but what will be the price of his triumph? In inimitable style, Hilary Mantel presents a picture of a half-made society on the cusp of change, where individuals fight or embrace their fate with passion and courage.

With a vast array of characters, overflowing with incident, the novel re-creates an era when the personal and political are separated by a hairbreadth, where success brings unlimited power but a single failure means death.

The program includes a pdf containing a cast of characters and family tree.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Abranch71 | 5/17/2011

    " Took me a long time to get into it. Boring at times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Leigh | 5/17/2011

    " good story line of the Tutor family, but tough to stick to reading the entire book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Donna | 5/15/2011

    " Loved this book. I always remember Thomas's advice to his men when preparing for meetings with the king...Arrange your face. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Carolyn | 5/10/2011

    " Far and away the best of the Tudor-based novels. "

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