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Martyr Audiobook

Martyr

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Publisher's Summary

Drake: Shakespeare is ordered to protect him. With Drake on land fitting out his ships, he is frighteningly vulnerable. If he dies, England will be open to invasion. In a London rife with rumour, Shakespeare must decide which leads to follow, which to ignore. When a high-born young woman is found mutilated and murdered at an illicit printing house, it is political gunpowder - and he has no option but to investigate. But why is Shakespeare shadowed at every turn by the brutal Richard Topcliffe, the blood-drenched priest-hunter who claims intimacy with Queen Elizabeth herself? What is Topcliffe`s interest in a housemaid, whose baby has been stolen? And where do two fugitive Jesuit priests - one happy to die for God, the other to kill for Him - fit into the puzzle? From the splendour and intrigue of the royal court, to the sleek warships of Her Majesty`s Navy and the teeming brothels of Southwark, Shakespeare soon learns that nothing is as it seems.

©2009 Rory Clements (P)2010 Oakhill Publishing

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    Steve SHIFNAL, United Kingdom 13/04/2013
    Steve SHIFNAL, United Kingdom 13/04/2013 Member Since 2010
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    "Good historical detective story"

    This is a detective story based in Elizabeth 1 reign based on some historical facts. I Really enjoyed the way the novel and the history mixed together. Not mad about the narrator - not bad but have had better. Overall a really good listen.

    6 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Gabrielle Harvey-Jones 17/04/2015 Member Since 2014
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    "Engrossing!"

    An enjoyable Tudor 'who-dun-it' with a good deal of very believable historical detail - almost too realistic at times!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    fionavb 27/09/2015
    fionavb 27/09/2015 Member Since 2015
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    A sligtly lighter version of CJ Sansom's Matthew Shardlake drama's. Very enjoyable and well narrated.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    lovetoread 18/06/2015
    lovetoread 18/06/2015 Member Since 2016
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    "Great story"

    Believable characters so well written with such good dialogue I was immediately engaged. Just about to start second in the series which says it all!

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    David 12/04/2015
    David 12/04/2015
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    The voice of the narrator was initially off putting but as I became engrossed with the plot I found him easy to listen too. Although the language suits the times I found it rather vulgar and unnecessary, I feel some may be put off by it.
    The book has a good plot, the main character is an easy one to like and on the whole I think the story is a good one.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Sue Leigh on Sea, United Kingdom 21/05/2015
    Sue Leigh on Sea, United Kingdom 21/05/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Took too long"
    Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

    I tried to listen to this story about 5 times but got bored every time. I was expecting more Matthew Shardlake type story with characters but none were forthcoming in the time i gave it


    Has Martyr put you off other books in this genre?

    no


    Did Peter Wickham do a good job differentiating each of the characters? How?

    not that I could tell.


    Any additional comments?

    Didnlt like the narrator - not enough difference in characters making them all sound the same.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer Stevenage, United Kingdom 13/03/2015
    Amazon Customer Stevenage, United Kingdom 13/03/2015 Member Since 2012

    I love reading, I can't do it while driving though. Audiobooks are great for driving, housework and walking :)

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    "Average"

    It's not brilliant, but an enjoyable listen.

    Narrator's accents seem to flick in and out a bit and lack depth.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

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