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A fascinating look at Cromwell's power and the development of independence from the Catholic church, woven into a credible story. There were a few too many twists and turns and I was a little disappointed with the ending but you might well not be! Definitely worth listening to.
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Really gripping story that keeps you guessing until the end. There are lots of references to real people and places that make the story more credible. I would recommend this audio book.
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Would you listen to The First Horseman again? Why?
No, I couldn't finish the audiobook.
If you’ve listened to books by D. K. Wilson before, how does this one compare?
Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorpe’s performances?
perhaps. Certainly not another Thomas Treviot novel
Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?
Any additional comments?
the story itself was a good one. I just hated the narrator. I recommend reading the book instead of listening
I enjoyed the book from a historical fiction point of view because it looked at religious events under Henry VIII from a new angle, the common man rather than palace. The information about the Tindale bible was fascination. The story concerns an actual unsolved crime from 1536. Unfortunately, the main character is flat and a bit thick. He sees violence all around him yet is confused when his actions set off reactions. He seems so naive at times. The book is missing the drama and intensity of the Matthew Shardlake books by C.J. Sansom.
The narrator does an excellent job. I would listen to other books narrated by David Thorpe.
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