Bring up the Bodies

Bring up the Bodies

A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2012
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At a word from Henry, Thomas Cromwell is ready to bring her down. Over three terrifying weeks, Anne Boleyn 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. To defeat the Boleyns, Cromwell must ally with his natural enemies, the papist aristocracy. What price will he pay for Anne's head?
Publisher: New York, NY : Macmillan Audio, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781427225849
1427225842
Branch Call Number: Overdrive eAudiobook
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 sound file)
Additional Contributors: Vance, Simon

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pdxalexa
Jan 16, 2016

Not as good as Wolf Hall but still solid and worth a listen. Again, great narration!

ChristchurchLib Dec 04, 2014

This sequel to Hilary Mantel's Booker Prize-winning Wolf Hall continues the story of ambitious courtier Thomas Cromwell's career. Having achieved the pinnacle of success as King Henry VIII's chief minister, Cromwell - who used cunning and political gamesmanship to secure the annulment that dissolved the King's marriage to Catherine of Aragon and severed the bonds between the Anglican Church and Rome - must once again appease his sovereign. This time, his task is to replace Anne Boleyn, who has failed to produce a male heir to the throne, with Henry's latest obsession, Jane Seymour. However, dispensing with yet another queen is a tricky business and one false step could cost Cromwell everything. Historical Fiction newsletter November 2014.

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llogar
Jul 31, 2013

Kate Bremer recommendation

Book 2 of 2

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mexicanadiense
Jun 25, 2013

I very nearly enjoyed this audiobook as much as its predecessor, "Wolf Hall", though I feel the author and publisher perhaps rushed this one to publication on the heels of the first book's success, I have no hard proof for this of course but once or twice I felt the dialogue to be a little anachronistic for 16th century England. That said, Simon Vance is a tremendous narrator (as those who have listened to any of the Aubrey/Maturin series by Patrick O'Brian can attest) and the tale of the downfall of Anne Boleyn is fascinatingly spooled out bit by bit, so much so that it is not just the Queen but also the listener half expecting the royal messenger to come and spare her before the blade swings, though of course history indicates this to be impossible.

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gmwil50n
Oct 29, 2012

This is historical fiction at it's very best. You must read Wolf Hall before this one for proper continuity.
I look forward to the next book in this series.
The audiobook is extremely well read, and completely enthralling.

JBJ2110 Aug 04, 2012

Bring Up the Bodies (and its precursor "Wolf Hall") are the best historical novels I have ever read, hands down. If you are at all interested in English history, Henry the 8th, Anne Boleyn, Elizabeth the 1st, and of course Thomas Cromwell, you must read these two books. We already know, because these books are faithful to the facts, that the hero, Thomas Cromwell, will die in the third book (or after the third book depending on how Ms. Mantel handles it), and I am already dreading it (and the man has been dead 500+ years).

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