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Publisher's Summary

Author Peter Ackroyd has won the Somerset Maugham Award, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, and the Guardian Fiction Prize, and was shortlisted for the Booker Prize. Based on Geoffrey Chaucer’s immortal work, this retelling of The Canterbury Tales follows a party of travelers as they tell stories amongst themselves about love and chivalry, saints and legends, travel and adventure. Through allegory, satire, and humor, the tales help pass the time during their journey.
©2009 Peter Ackroyd (P)2011 Recorded Books, LLC
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By KD on 03-17-15

So little has changed!

It surprised me how bawdy the stories were- and how easily the various characters teased one another, and how the clergy were seen as corrupt. How little has changed in almost 700 years!

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By Mitchell Drimmer on 02-25-15

WOW

What did you love best about The Canterbury Tales: A Retelling?

The translation was great. The telling of the stories was sublime.

Who was your favorite character and why?

The Wife of Bathe because she tells it like it is.

Which character – as performed by the narrators – was your favorite?

The summoner

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

No

Any additional comments?

A must listen

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