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Hamnet

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Maggie O'farrell

Narrated By: Ell Potter

Date: July 2020

Duration: 12 hours 42 minutes

Summary:

WINNER OF THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD 
*A New York Times Best Seller*

“Of all the stories that argue and speculate about Shakespeare’s life… here is a novel … so gorgeously written that it transports you.' —The Boston Globe

In 1580’s England, during the Black Plague a young Latin tutor falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman in this “exceptional historical novel” (The New Yorker) and best-selling winner of the Women’s Prize for Fiction.

Agnes is a wild creature who walks her family’s land with a falcon on her glove and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer, understanding plants and potions better than she does people. Once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford-upon-Avon she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose career on the London stage is taking off when his beloved young son succumbs to sudden fever.

A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a tender and unforgettable re-imagining of a boy whose life has been all but forgotten, and whose name was given to one of the most celebrated plays of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down—a magnificent leap forward from one of our most gifted novelists.

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  • Sarah K.

    Excellent fictional portrayal of the son of will Shakespeare and his family. The ending could have been more thought out and not end so abruptly.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful.

  • Jane W.

    I wasn't looking forward to reading this for a book group. Didn't think I knew enough about the play to be able to appreciate the story. Completely unnecessary to know about the play. The story is wonderful. The writing is beautiful. I was drawn in immediately which almost never happens for me. It's interesting cause not a lot is happening, but I felt very drawn into Elizabethan England and the lives of the characters. I missed it when I wasn't reading! The other nice surprise was that, while I don't like listening to books, I loved listening to this. I recently began listening to a few books I had enjoyed reading, so when I couldn't get this in e-book form, I tried the audio version. The narrator was outstanding and actually added to my enjoyment. Just terrific.

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