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Bring Up the Bodies

Bring Up the Bodies

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By (author) Hilary Mantel, Read by Simon Vance

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  • Publisher: MACMILLAN AUDIO
  • Format: CD-Audio
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 189mm x 28mm | 336g
  • Publication date: 8 May 2012
  • Publication City/Country: New York, NY
  • ISBN 10: 1427225826
  • ISBN 13: 9781427225825
  • Edition: Unabridged
  • Edition statement: Unabridged
  • Sales rank: 267,733

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The sequel to Hilary Mantel's 2009 Man Booker Prize winner and "New York Times" bestseller, "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?"Bring Up the Bodies "is the winner of the 2012 Man Booker Prize"Bring Up the Bodies" is one of "Publishers Weekly"'s Top 10 Best Books of 2012 and one of "The Washington Post"'s 10 Best Books of 2012

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Hilary Mantel is the bestselling author of ten previous novels, including "Wolf Hall," which sold more than 200,000 copies and won the 2009 Man Booker Prize. Her previous works include her novel, "A Place of Greater Safety," and her memoir, "Giving Up the Ghost." She lives in England with her husband.

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"This second volume in Hilary Mantel's planned trilogy about Thomas Cromwell, right-hand man to Henry VIII of England, is a perfect marriage of the written and spoken word...Simon Vance's silken tones and expert pacing keep us engaged throughout...Vance enhances the story with instructive vocal portraits of key players and a listenable tempo that keeps us clear and entranced until the end." - "AudioFile "Magazine, winner of an "AudioFile "Earphones Award Can one improve Hilary Mantel's tale of Tudor intrigue, Bring Up the Bodies, which has racked up both sales and awards? Well, yes, if you add Simon Vance's acclaimed voice. In an Audie-nominated performance, Vance doesn't simply narrate the Man Booker winner - he seems to inhabit the characters." - "USA Today," four out of four stars "If you listened to Simon Slater's riveting reading of the Booker Prize-wining 'Wolf Hall, ' the 2009 opener in Hilary Mantel's trilogy, the news that the sequel has a different narrator won't be good. Fear not. Simon Vance's narration is every bit as versatile and nuanced as Slater's, his intonation for each character is as uncannily distinctive - a critical requirement with so many characters. Even better, Vance's voice portrayal of the historically maligned Thomas Cromwell, chief adviser to King Henry VII, is almost indistinguishable from Slater's in 'Wolf Hall'" - "Newark Star-Ledger " "We all know the story, but hearing it described through Cromwell's eloquent words and inner thoughts on power and ambition, his own included, make it new again, and riveting. Mantel's language is extraordinary - it's as though she's channeled Cromwell from beyond and burrowed into his mind - and Simon Vance's impeccable reading is a perfect match. A wonderful way to celebrate audio month." - BookPage "Narrator Simon Vance's skillful presentation enhances Mantel's outstanding description and dialogue. His gorgeous sound, tone and accent add to the beauty and horror of the compellin