Dissolution (Audio CD) Reviews
Description:ISBN 0230529119 / Author: C.J. Sansom / Genre: Crime / Thriller / Mystery / Narrator: Anton Lesser / Henry VIII has proclaimed himself Supreme Head of the Church and the country is waking up to savage new laws, rigged trials and the greatest network of informers ever seen. ... more
Dissolution (Audio CD) ... Under the order of Thomas Cromwell, a team of commissioners is sent through the country to investigate the monasteries. There can only be one outcome: the monasteries are to be dissolved. But on the Sussex coast, at the monastery of Scarnsea, events have spiralled out of control. Cromwell's Commissioner Robin Singleton, has been found dead, his head severed from his body. His horrific murder is accompanied by equally sinister acts of sacrilege - a black cockerel sacrificed on the alter, and the disappearance of Scarnsea's Great Relic. Matthew Shardlake, lawyer and long-time supporter of Reform, has been sent by Cromwell into this atmosphere of treachery and death.
Newest Review: ... monestries, it throws in a murder mystery for good measure and hey presto you have a great unique book. I have this book in ... more
Customer Dissolution (Audio CD) Reviews (2)
by - written on 17/06/11 (Useful, 5 readings)
I love history and visit all kinds of historic sites of any age. I also love crime novels. This books brings them both together and brings them both together in a lovely way! This novel is about Henry the 8th and his dissolution of the monestries, it throws in a murder mystery for good measure and hey presto you have a great unique book. I have this book in audio and in paperback and both are as good as each other, depends which preporation you prefere. The way the story is brought over is very good in the audio book and it is very easy listening. It is lovely to put on whilst relaxing in the bath and drift away to a time almost ... Read the complete review
by - written on 02/06/11 (Very useful, 63 readings)
Having read a few reviews about several books in C J Sansom's historical mystery series featuring Matthew Shardlake, I've had these books on my 'to be read' list for quite some time and whilst mooching through the audio books at the library recently, I came across the first of the series, Dissolution, and decided I'd borrow it and listen to it as my walk-to-work entertainment. Although I can't profess to being a great fan of the Tudors (a bunch of monsters sprung from a usurper with a very tenuous claim to the throne, if you ask me) there's no denying that the reign of Henry VIII was a difficult and dangerous period of political and religious turmoil that ... Read the complete review
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