Mathew's Tale

  • by Quintin Jardine
  • Narrated by James Bryce
  • 10 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1818, Carluke, Lanarkshire. Mathew Fleming returns home to Scotland following heroic service at the Battle of Waterloo. After seven years away, he is a ghostly presence to those he left behind. But Mathew is ambitious and soon becomes a man of influence in his country and beyond. Yet through all his success, he still hides the loss of his one true love.
When a terrible act of murder occurs, Mathew must choose between the rule of blood and the rule of law. And as a man of honour with a warrior’s instincts, he embarks on a journey of vengeance that will test every sinew of his faith in mankind....

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First but not my last audio book

What made the experience of listening to Mathew's Tale the most enjoyable?

James Bryce's reading


What did you like best about this story?

Great story by one of my favourit authors.


What about James Bryce’s performance did you like?

His rich Scottish voice with such variety made listening and understanding of the characters a complete pleasure.


Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

The whole story was gripping and moving.


Any additional comments?

This was my first experience of an audio book, but it certainly will not be my last. This was the only Quintin Jardine book that I have not read and actually didn't think I would enjoy, which is why I hadn't bought the Kindle version. However, in need of an audio book thanks to a detached retina, I listened to the sample and loved the voice. After the first two minutes I was hooked. The book is so much better than I had expected - it would make an excellent TV series. Hopefully QJ will write a follow-up and James Bryce will again record it - I will be first on the waiting list even if my eye is by then fully recovered.

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- Macskyper

A great stand alone novel by a great Scottish Auth

Would you listen to Mathew's Tale again? Why?

Yes I would. Story kept me gripped from the beginning to end. A good mix of human emotions.


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- L. Callaghan

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-03-2015
  • Publisher: Soundings