The Gunpowder Plot

  • by Antonia Fraser
  • Narrated by Robert Powell
  • 6 hrs and 53 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

With a narrative that grips the reader like a detective story, Antonia Fraser brings the characters and events of the Gunpowder Plot to life. Dramatically recreating the conditions and motives that surrounded the fateful night of November 5th 1605, she unravels the tangled web of religion and politics that spawned the plot.


What the Critics Say

"Told with impressive scholarship and panache. The result is a narrative that is clear, balanced, and builds to its denouement with a sense of pace and tension worthy of a John le Carré novel." (Sunday Telegraph)


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Customer Reviews

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A Roller Coaster

I had never read or listened to Antonia Fraser before this and I am now a convert. Truly gripping narrative well told, well balanced yet pacy narrative - a masterpiece
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- Alan

concise coverage of the plot

I thought this was just the right level of detail. The background detail is key to events and it was nice to have several myths busted
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- Neil J. Pearson

Book Details

  • Release Date: 03-01-2007
  • Publisher: Orion Publishing Group Limited