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I was enthralled by every minute. History brought to life. The variety of accents & portrayals didn't confuse the listener. The backdrop of noises gave a depth to the imagination, you could almost smell it! I loved the music accompanying which placed it very much in the time.
Shocking brutality of the time combined with the necessity to be cunning highlighted the listener to the reality of our ancestors survival. Can't wait for the next episode, Empire.
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Jonah has come of age, his influence is wider and his merchant empire is growing. Yet he still has enemies and with his growing influence come bigger problems as even the King starts to rely on him. Yet, it seems there are only very few people he can really trust to have his best interests at heart.
This is an excellent continuation of a finely plotted story as we enjoy Jonah's clever machinations, savour his victories and watch over his frustrations. It's all superbly delivered with the same high quality narration by Miriam Margolyes, fine acting by the top quality cast and to my tastes at least perfectly executed sound effects and backing music. The character of the story is a little different with Jonah being an established man now but it's a very natural continuation.
To my mind at least this is Audible hitting the absolute sweet spot with its Audio drama and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the format. It's absolutely on the money.
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Waiting for part 2 was so worth it! As the first part "Apprentice - Scarlet City" this second one is excellent and impeccably done.
Too bad we have to wait until April for the third part!
I hope Audible increases the amount of dramatic audio books with the quality of Scarlet City by Rebecca Gable.