A Plague on Both Your Houses : Matthew Bartholomew

  • by Susanna Gregory
  • Narrated by David Thorpe
  • Series: Matthew Bartholomew
  • 13 hrs and 2 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Matthew Bartholomew, unorthodox but effective physician to Michaelhouse college in medieval Cambridge, is as worried as anyone about the pestilence that is ravaging Europe and seems to be approaching England. But he is distracted by the sudden and inexplicable death of the Master of Michaelhouse - a death the University authorities do not want investigated.
But Matt is determined to get to the truth, leading him into a tangle of lies and intrigue that cause him to question the innocence of his closest friends - and even his family - just as the Black Death finally arrives.
A Plague on Both Your Houses is the book that introduced Matthew Bartholomew to the world.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

If I could give 3.5 I would. Entertaining enough

What three words best describe David Thorpe’s voice?

A little on the irritating side when acting the character voices.

Was A Plague on Both Your Houses worth the listening time?


Any additional comments?

No Shardlake but good enough

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- Louis Hall

Couldn't Finish This Book. Don't waste your money!

Would you try another book written by Susanna Gregory or narrated by David Thorpe?

Susanna Gregory - Possibly
David Thorpe - No

Has A Plague on Both Your Houses put you off other books in this genre?

I couldn't finish this book so difficult to comment, but the genre is one I usually enjoy, so probably not. I thought having read numerous positive reviews on this series of books that I would enjoy it but it was ruined by the atrocious narration.

Would you be willing to try another one of David Thorpe’s performances?

Definitely Not. It wasn't read as smooth prose as books should, but as a list of separate sentences with long pauses between them. It therefore did not keep my interest & I was unable to get past the first few chapters. I tried a number of times to get into the story but couldn't. Going to request a credit refund.

If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from A Plague on Both Your Houses?

Can't comment - didn't listen to enough of the story

Any additional comments?

Doesn't Audible have a quality check in place to prevent books being ruined by the narrator.? An author invests time & effort into writing interesting books but then their work is totally spoilt by a rubbish narrator. Good narration is vital when listening to a book so I am surprised that this is allowed to happen.

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- DeeJay

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-02-2017
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK