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Checkmate

The Lymond Chronicles, Book 6
Narrated by: David Monteath
Series: The Lymond Chronicles, Book 6
Length: 28 hrs and 38 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Penguin presents the audio edition of Checkmate by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath.

It is 1557, and legendary Scottish warrior Francis Crawford of Lymond is once more in France. There he is leading an army to rout the hated English from Calais.

Yet while Lymond seeks victory on the battlefield, he is haunted by his troubled past - chiefly the truth about his origins and his marriage (in name only) to young Englishwoman Philippa Somerville.

As the French offer him a way out of his marriage and his wife appears in France on a mission of her own, the final moves are made in a great game that has been playing out over an extraordinary decade of war, love and struggle - bringing the Lymond Chronicles to a spellbinding close.

©1999 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Fantastic Series

I have now read all the Lymond books and they are without a doubt some of the best historical novels I have ever come across. Superb writing and so well read by David Monteath. A joy from start to finish.

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checkmate

A nail biting ending to a wonderful tale, beautifully told. I have read the Lymond Chronicles twice in the last two years but listening to it was still a revelation.

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Lymond series

Game of Thrones meets gothic romance and heroic saga and so much more. Made me laugh, cry, fume and chew my nails. what more can you ask of a series of novels? Epic listen!

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satisfying conclusion

the only criticism. too many untranslated quotations.otherwise a well-designed and fascinating story against a plausible historical background

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Excellent narration.

Not many faults with this reading. Only a couple of mistakes in the text jarred on me, but only because I know and love the book so well.

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