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3rd time... Great read.

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I like reading big books in my hand and short ones on the Kindle - oddly enough 

 

....or that....

 

There is nothing quite like the feeling when you finished a 1000+ page novel....:beerchug: 

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Agincourt (Click to show)

 

3rd time... Great read.

Just bought......3 times read from a respected critic means its worth a go! TY

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I love that period of English history. Cornwell makes it come alive.

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I love that period of English history. Cornwell makes it come alive.

Have you read Wolf Hall?

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I love that period of English history. Cornwell makes it come alive.

Have you read Wolf Hall?

I have not. Who is the Author?

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Have you read Wolf Hall?

 

 

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I have not. Who is the Author?

Hilary Mantel here's a NYT review  I liked it and would read it again.

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Ordered!

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Ordered!

Wolf hall is amazing, one of the best books i have ever read! An amazing achievement in historical fiction. It is the first part in a planned trilogy about the life of Thomas Cromwell. The second book - "bring up the bodies" is even better than the first. Hillary Mantel won the Booker prize twice for writing these which is an amazing feet  in itself. 

 

Its tough going at the start, her style of prose is slightly obscure but when you get used to it its un-put-down-able. 

 

 

Hillary does not directly identify the characters when they speak to each other in the novel, so for the reader it can be hard sometimes to tell who is speaking. Most of the time when she writes - "him" or "his" she is referring to Thomas Cromwell. 

 

Are you going to buy the paper back or an audio-book? I have my doubts about the audio book because of the style of writing. I think it would be very confusing if you were not reading it off the page. I would advise against it. It could very well ruin the story for you. Just my 2 cents.

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I did order the unabridged audio book....Being a long time Audible fan, I am comfortable I will have no troubles. I am also a historian and know the players, as it were. I'll get started once I finish Agincourt....

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I did order the unabridged audio book....Being a long time Audible fan, I am comfortable I will have no troubles. I am also a historian and know the players, as it were. I'll get started once I finish Agincourt....

You are a historian, wow. I'm impressed. :beerchug:

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I did order the unabridged audio book....Being a long time Audible fan, I am comfortable I will have no troubles. I am also a historian and know the players, as it were. I'll get started once I finish Agincourt....

You are a historian, wow. I'm impressed. :beerchug:

I just always had a fascination with it.

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Do you people rely on eReaders or do you still use the good old books.

 

Just want to get a general overview of people in this thread....

I am on the go constantly, so it is eReaders for me cause it is easiest to lug around. Paper wise it is when I read comics, but since living in Japan I had to move to digital for that as well. Though I can never forget the touch, smell, and comfort of good ol' fashion paper books. One day I'll return, and quite happily too.

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Listening to Words of Radiance by Brandon Sanderson via Audible. This series is really good so far and Michael Kramer and Kate Reading are among the greatest at reading.

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