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Niccolo Rising

House of Niccolo, Book 1
Narrated by: John Banks
Series: The House of Niccolo, Book 1
Length: 23 hrs and 28 mins
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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of Niccolo Rising by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks.

The time is the 15th century, when intrepid merchants became the new knighthood of Europe. Among them, none is bolder or more cunning than Nicholas vander Poele of Bruges, the good-natured dyers apprentice who schemes and swashbuckles his way to the helm of a mercantile empire.

Niccolo Rising, book one of the series, finds us in Bruges, 1460. Street smart, brilliant at figures, adept at the subtleties of diplomacy and the well-timed untruth, Dunnett's hero rises from wastrel to prodigy in a breathless adventure that wins him the love of the strongest woman in Bruges and the hatred of two powerful enemies.

Niccolo Rising combines history, adventure and high romance in the tradition stretching from Alexandre Dumas to Mary Renault.

©1986 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2018 Penguin Audio

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Live this book.

Look forward to the rest of the series and re listening to get even more of the subtilises of the plot. Amazing.

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brilliant

Well written to evoke the time with excellent performance and characters well represented and sympathetically portrayed.

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Excellent

Having listened to The Lymond Chronicles (6 books ) by Dorothy Dunnett ( which are excellent) I thought I would give this series a try. I am not disappointed. This series precedes the Lymond Chronicles, although it was written after them. As before, Dorothy Dunnett weaves a fully loaded story with twists and turns most certainly not expected. I shall continue with the whole series ( 8 books) as I am totally hooked. John Banks is superb as the narrator. One of the best.