The Tapestry by Nancy Bilyeau audiobook

The Tapestry: A Novel

By Nancy Bilyeau
Read by Nicola Barber

Highbridge Audio, HighBridge

The Joanna Stafford Series: Book 3

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781665154963

  • ISBN: 9781665154949

  • ISBN: 9781665154956

Runtime: 13.32 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The next page-turnner in the Joanna Stafford series takes place in the heart of the Tudor Court, as the plucky young former novice risks everything to defy the most powerful men in her era.

In the aftermath of the Protestant Reformation, novice Joanna Stafford is summoned back to London to face King Henry VIII and Thomas Cromwell . . . who have made it their mission to expurge the Catholic faith from England. 

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“In Joanna Stafford, Bilyeau has given us a memorable character who is prepared to risk her life to save what she most values.” Deborah Harkness, New York Times bestselling author
The Tapestry takes its history seriously, but that doesn’t stop it from being a supremely deft, clever, and pacy entertainment. This is Nancy Bilyeau’s most thrilling—and enlightening—novel in the Joanna Stafford series yet.” Andrew Pyper, International Thriller Writers Award–winning author
“Illuminated by Bilyeau’s vivid prose, minor players of Tudor England emerge from the shadows.” Kirkus Reviews
“Nicola Barber’s excellent narration brings Henry VIII’s court to life, introducing listeners to a variety of historic figures… Barber handles multiple characters, including a diversity of male voices, with impressive ease and offers an especially engaging portrait of Joanna, a complex, likable heroine with spunk and brains to spare. Both a lively and accurate history lesson and a well-crafted suspense novel, this production will satisfy an array of listeners, keeping them enthralled for hours.” AudioFile
“In The Tapestry, Nancy Bilyeau brilliantly captures both the white-hot religious passions and the brutal politics of Tudor England. It is a rare book that does both so well.” Sam Thomas, author of The Midwife’s Tale
“A master of atmosphere, Nancy Bilyeau imbues her novel with the sense of dread and oppression lurking behind the royal glamour; in her descriptions and characterizations…Bilyeau breathes life into history.” Laura Andersen, author of The Boleyn King
“In spite of murderous plots, volatile kings, and a divided heart, Joanna Stafford manages to stay true to her noble character. Fans of Ken Follett will devour Nancy Bilyeau’s novel of political treachery and courageous love, set amid the endlessly fascinating Tudor landscape.” Erika Robuck, author of Hemingway’s Girl
“This final book in the Joanna Stafford series brings more mystery, danger, and intrigue in Tudor England. Readers familiar with the story of Henry VIII and his many wives will recognize some of the events. However, Bilyeau gives us more. She provides historical detail of conditions in England and Europe and treats us to lesser-known possibilities and motives for the tragic events that unfold. Bilyeau creates a fascinating framework for this story of a popular historical period.” RT Book Reviews (4 stars)

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Author

Author Bio: Nancy Bilyeau

Author Bio: Nancy Bilyeau

Nancy Bilyeau is a writer and magazine editor who has worked on the staffs of InStyle, Rolling Stone, Entertainment Weekly, and Good Housekeeping. Her latest position is features editor of Du Jour magazine. A native of the Midwest, she graduated from the University of Michigan. She lives in New York City with her husband and two children.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 13.32
Audience: Adult
Language: English