Music and Silence

  • by Rose Tremain
  • Narrated by Jenny Agutter
  • 18 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Winner of the Whitbread Novel of the Year, 1999.
Winner of the Costa First Novel Award, 2008.
A Radio 4 Book Club Selection.In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he realizes that the musicians perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, Peter Clair understands that he's come to a place where the opposing states of light and dark, good and evil, are waging war to the death.

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Kirsten is Christina

The notion of the true story of King Christian IV of Denmark set in the year of 1630 as 'racy' seems a bit of a stretch, but Rose Tremain through the character of Kirsten or Christina Munk pulls it off. Lots of plots and sub plots, great storytelling from a writer who was new to me - really enjoyable. Jenny Agutter's performance is great as well, she has the perfect voice for this one - a pleasure in itself.
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- Stephen "Classics,contemporary fiction, Politics, Philosophy, Economics - a weekly eye on The New Yorker & The Guardian and dense word style/play."

Sublime Book

I am bereft having finished listening to this wonderful book. Jenny Agutter's narration transported me to ancient Denmark with its cast of robust and sympathetic characters, I loved them all even the awful ones! It made me yearn to learn more- one of the best books ever!

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- Ecovisitor

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-12-2005
  • Publisher: Audible Studios