Friday, May 11, 2012

ARE YOU LISTENING? BRING UP THE BODIES - A PREVIEW AND GIVEAWAY


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BRING UP THE BODIES
BY HILARY MANTEL
READ BY SIMON VANCE
ABOUT THE BOOK: 
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?

EARLY PRAISE FOR BRING UP THE BODIES:
"That ironic ending will be no cliffhanger for anyone even remotely familiar with Henry VIII’s trail of carnage. But in “Bring Up the Bodies” it works as one. The wonder of Ms. Mantel’s retelling is that she makes these events fresh and terrifying all over again."--Janet Maslin, New York Times

"Hilary Mantel’s follow-up to her Man Booker Prize-winning 2009 novel, “Wolf Hall,” is a high-wire act, a feat of novelistic derring-do."--Laura Miller, Salon.com 

ABOUT THE AUTHOR:
Award National Book Critics Circle Award Winner
Hilary Mantel was born in Derbyshire. She was educated at a convent and later studied law. After ten years abroad in Africa and the Middle East, she returned to Britain in 1985 to make a career as a writer. 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.

ABOUT THE READER:
Simon Vance is the critically acclaimed narrator of approximately 400 audiobooks, winner of twenty-seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and a twelve-time Audie nominee (including three nominations for the 2007 multi-cast recording of Dune).  He won an Audie in 2006 in the category of Science Fiction and was named the 2009 Best Voice in Fiction & Classics and the 2008 Best Voice in Mystery & Suspense by AudioFile magazine. 

Simon has been a narrator for the past twenty-five years, and he also worked for many years as a BBC Radio presenter and newsreader in London.  Some of his best-selling and most critically acclaimed performances include Ian Fleming’s Casino Royale, Mark Haddon’s A Spot of Bother, Patrick O’Brian’s Master and Commander series (all 21 titles), the new productions of Frank Herbert’s original Dune series, Stieg Larsson’s The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, and Rob Gifford’s China Road (an AudioFile 2007 Book of the Year). Simon lives near San Francisco with his wife and two sons.

SOME OTHER BOOKS BY HILARY MANTEL - HOW MANY HAVE YOU READ?
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 GIVEAWAY
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FOLKS AT MACMILLAN AUDIO BOOKS,
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TO GIVE AWAY TO ONE FOLLOWER
   
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102 comments:

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I enjoy historical novels. I would like to see what goes on in this period of her life.
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Steve Capell said...

I haven't read from this author, but like Debbie I enjoy historical fiction and listening to audio book from an award winning author has to be a real pleasure. Thanks for the opportunity.

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Jo-Jo said...

Oh I would love a chance to listen to this audio! Before reading this post I had no idea that Wolf Hall and this new novel were about Henry VIII...so now I need to read them! Please enter me.

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misskallie2000 said...

I love this time period on England where royals were pitted against royals for the coveted crown. This sounds like a great book of just such a story.

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I love historical fiction and the tale of Anne Bolyn has always fascinated me.

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I love reading anything that took place during the Tudor era! I'm adding the first one to my wish list and keeping my fingers crossed for this one.
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