Rise: Scarlet City - Part II : Scarlet City: An Audible Original Series

  • by Rebecca Gablé
  • Narrated by Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Raymond Coulthard, Nigel Planer, Clare Buckfield, Alexander Vlahos
  • Series: Scarlet City: An Audible Original Series
  • 10 hrs and 22 mins
  • Performance

Publisher's Summary

Contains some scenes of violence that younger listeners may find upsetting. Recommended for listeners aged 16+
This Original multicast drama piece blends history with fiction to tell the story of Jonah and his rise to fame through war, disease, ruin and riches.
London, 1337. England is at war, and the King is in financial straits, meaning that Jonah's hard-earned business and fortune hang in the balance. A far cry from his humble beginnings as a draper's apprentice, Jonah is now one of the influential merchants in England, and he manages to secure the hand of the daughter of one of the most powerful and dangerous nobles in the country.
As Jonah's wealth and prominence grow, so do his enemies and the threats they bring - and even Jonah's close relationship with the King doesn't guarantee security. The King is at war, and he wants Jonah there beside him.
Told in three parts, hear Medieval London come to life in this historical epic, Audible Original's most ambitious production to date. Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo + Juliet, Mulan) and starring Douglas Booth (Riot Club, Loving Vincent, Shelley) as Jonah and Samuel West (BAFTA nominated; Mr Selfridge, Howards End) as Willcox.
Also featuring: Josephine Arden, Timothy Bentinck, John Banks, Clare Buckfield, Elliot Chapman, Oliver Coopersmith, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Raj Ghatak, Joe Jameson, James Joyce, Barry McCarthy, Olly McCauley, Tony Millan, George Naylor, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, David Schofield, Jane Slavin, Dan Starkey, Jonty Stephens, Julie Teal, Alexander Vlahos, Niky Wardley, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Samuel West, Finty Williams.


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Every bit as good as Part I - 5*

A story following the life of a 14th century London cloth merchant doesn’t sound particularly riveting, but it is. Part II is just as enjoyable as Scarlet City: Apprentice.

You’ll need to allow the story 30 minutes to get back into its stride, and you to familiarise yourself with the characters again, but when it does the twists and turns keep you hooked.

Roll on 5th April ‘18 for the third and final instalment.


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- Nigel

Addictive, got through the whole book in 2 days!

I pre-ordered this book after enjoying the first one. It came out yesterday and I somehow have already gotten though it. I just couldn't stop listening. If you enjoyed the first book then you will love this one.

If you haven't read the first book you do need to first, as it will give you much more understanding of the characters. The book is a narrated drama with sound effects and dialog. I found this very strange at first but quickly got used to it. The only time this now feels uncomfortable is when the characters are having intimate moments, it's not very explicit but enough that I did feel slightly uncomfortable.

Anyway great audio book, looking forward to the 3rd installment.
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- Amazon Customer

Book Details

  • Release Date: 05-02-2018
  • Publisher: Audible Studios