The Giant, O'Brien by Hilary Mantel audiobook

The Giant, O'Brien

By Hilary Mantel
Read by Patrick Moy

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664420465

  • ISBN: 9781664528291

  • ISBN: 9781664682245

Runtime: 6.35 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

London, 1782: center of science and commerce, home to the newly rich and the desperately poor. In the midst of it all is the Giant, O'Brien, a freak of nature, a man of song and story who trusts in myths, fairies, miracles, and little people. He has come from Ireland to exhibit his size for money. O'Brien's opposite is a man of science, the famed anatomist John Hunter, who lusts after the Giant's corpse as a medical curiosity, a boon to the advancement of scientific knowledge. In her acclaimed novel, two-time Man Booker Prize winning author Hilary Mantel tells of the fated convergence of Ireland and England. As belief wrestles knowledge and science wrestles song, so The Giant, O'Brien calls to us from a fork in the road as a tale of time, and a timeless tale.

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Author Bio: Hilary Mantel

Author Bio: Hilary Mantel

Hilary Mantel, New York Times bestselling author, is the two-time winner of the Man Booker Prize for her bestselling novels, Wolf Hall, and its sequel, Bring Up the Bodies—an unprecedented achievement. The Royal Shakespeare Company adapted Wolf Hall and Bring Up the Bodies for the stage to colossal critical acclaim, and a BBC/Masterpiece six-part adaption of the novels was released in 2015.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 6.35
Audience: Adult
Language: English