Prince : John Shakespeare

  • by Rory Clements
  • Narrated by Jonathan Aris
  • Series: John Shakespeare
  • 12 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Spring 1593. England is a powder keg of rumour and fear. Plague rages, famine is rife, the ageing Queen's couriers scheme: Elizabeth's Golden Age is truly tarnished. Meanwhile Spain watches and waits - and plots. Into this turmoil a small cart clatters through the streets of London, carrying a deadly load. It is the first in a wave of horrific bombing attacks on the Dutch immigrant community that will change John Shakespeare's life for ever. Driven on by cold rage, Shakespeare's investigations will take him from magnificent royal horseraces to the opulent chambers of Black Luce's brothel, from the theatrical underworld of Marlowe and Kyd to the pain-wracked torture cells of priest-hunter Richard Topcliffe, and from the elegant offices of master tactician Robert Cecil to the splintering timbers of an explosive encounter at sea.
As Shakespeare delves ever deeper, he uncovers intricate layers of mystery and deception that threaten the heart not only of the realm, but of all that he holds dear.

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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Overly camp narration of an otherwise decent story

This narrator makes Robert Cecil's character sound irritatingly like Julian Clary, which seems an unlikely tone in a man effectively governing a country.
Other than that quite enjoyable!
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- James H.

Tut tut

Sorry folks, I was a bit bored with this story.......I kept falling asleep as it didn't come to life until Chapter 20 or around there....
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- Barbara Steffensen

Book Details

  • Release Date: 20-01-2012
  • Publisher: John Murray