Heartstone by C. J. Sansom audiobook

Heartstone: A Matthew Shardlake Mystery

By C. J. Sansom
Read by Steven Crossley

Recorded Books Inc., Recorded Books, Inc.

The Shardlake Series: Book 5

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664507579

  • ISBN: 9781664615403

  • ISBN: 9781664781108

Runtime: 22.74 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A USA Today bestseller

Consistently appearing on US and UK best-seller lists, C.J. Sansom's Matthew Shardlake mysteries have earned considerable critical acclaim, including a CWA Ellis Peters Historical Dagger Award. At the behest of a former servant to Catherine Parr, Shardlake travels to Portsmouth to investigate claims of unspeakable crimes committed upon a young ward of the court. There, Shardlake uncovers disturbing evidence even as England's continuing war with France rages around him.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Heartstone may be the best novel in this richly entertaining and reassuringly scholarly series…With his customary grace, Sansom places Shardlake’s rousing fictional adventures into an authentic historical context…History never seemed so real.” New York Times
“[This] exceptional, knock-your-socks-off…novel has it all: an ingenious plot, ceaseless suspense, villains galore, tipsy priests, a bull-baiting, a stag hunt, several murders, the horrors of war, a brooding sense of evil, and a glittering portrait of a fascinating age.” Washington Post
“A rousing good read.” Seattle Post-Intelligencer
“Murder, mystery, and turbulent history are expertly twisted together in Sansom’s fifth Tudor crime novel.” Sunday Times (London)
“The pace and tension hot up splendidly as Shardlake’s inquiries take him to the Hampshire home of a family with a great deal to hide. A wholly unexpected twist takes us to a superb denouement...terrific stuff, for both fans and newcomers to the series.” Guardian (London)
“Sansom’s attention to detail is rightly praised...Yet it is the rich characterization that really brings this series to life, none more so than Shardlake himself, a beguiling hero.” Financial Times
“Few contemporary authors are as adept as Sansom at blending a whodunit with a sweeping historical epic...Strong prose makes Tudor England instantly accessible, and the clockwork plotting sustains deep interest throughout.” Publishers Weekly
“[Steven] Crossley’s masterful ability to combine speech patterns and dialects with a striking range of emotion ignites the listening experience.” AudioFile
“Enjoyable for mystery, thriller, and historical fiction readers, this is also recommended to fans of all things Tudor.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: C. J. Sansom

Author Bio: C. J. Sansom

C. J. Sansom earned a PhD in history and was a lawyer before becoming a full-time writer.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 22.74
Audience: Adult
Language: English