I ordered this boxed set because I have read all the books and loved them. Matthew Shardlake, his times and his adventures are up near the top on my list of favourite reading. The idea of having someone read these wonderful stories to me in succession was too great to be ignored. I was not disappointed. Read by Anton Lesser I simply wallowed in my enjoyment. Matthew and his eventual sidekick Barak have their story told from Dissolution right through to Heartstone (which I have to be honest and say is my least favourite of the tales). The stories are set in Tudor England and are a clever mix of fact and fiction where we meet at various times such characters as Henry VIII, Catherine Parr, Katherine Howard, Jane Boleyn, Cromwell - the cast is huge. I would thoroughly recommend this boxed set to anyone who enjoys historical fiction. CJ Sansom's book have each been beautifully produced and are a joy to look at on the bookshelf this boxed set of CDs does not disappoint. It is just as well packaged, coming in a single chunky box containing the individually sleeved discs the whole fitting in comfortably with the books on the shelf. An excellent choice and with 30 discs giving over 35 hours of CJ Sansom's brilliantly put together stories this is, to my mind, a great bargain.
The books should be read in this orderDissolution (Shardlake)Dark Fire (Shardlake)Sovereign (Shardlake)Revelation (Shardlake)Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake 5)