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The Angel's Mark

Narrated by: Kris Dyer
Length: 14 hrs and 22 mins
4.5 out of 5 stars (78 ratings)
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Summary

A gripping tale of espionage and murder in Elizabethan London.  

London, 1590. Queen Elizabeth I's control over her kingdom is wavering. Amidst a tumultuous backdrop of Spanish plotters, Catholic heretics and foreign wars threatening the country's fragile stability, the body of a small boy is found in the City of London, with strange marks that no one can explain.  

When idealistic physician Nicholas Shelby finds another body displaying the same marks only days later, he becomes convinced that a killer is at work, preying on the weak and destitute of London.  

Determined to find out who is behind these terrible murders, Nicholas is joined in his investigations by Bianca, a mysterious tavern keeper. As more bodies are discovered, the pair find themselves caught in the middle of a sinister plot. With the killer still at large, and Bianca in terrible danger, Nicholas's choice seems impossible - to save Bianca, or save himself.... 

©2018 S. W. Perry (P)2018 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • Kate
  • Ascot, United Kingdom
  • 28-10-18

Excellent book

Really enjoyed this thriller. Story and historical information throughout the book was informative and fascinating

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Extremely well written and narrated.

very in depth and intricate storyline which drew out all of the characters very well. I particularly like the way the character of Robert Cecil was portrayed. Will definitely be looking for more books from this author

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After a while

For the first hour or so i found that narrator really, really annoying, and i almost quit the book completely as a result. I cannot put my finger on why, so am probably being unfair - I had just finished a series of 7 books on which the narrator was exceptional, so perhaps this man suffered by comparison.

The Story itself however is excellent, and i really found myself supporting the two principal characters and rooting for them. It was an interesting plot, to have placed the central character as a "doctor", meaning we were open to learning not only the historical facts, but also the medical thoughts and procedures of the day. It stood to set the book apart from the many, excellent, murder / crime mysteries set in the Tudor period.

Overall a great book - will 100% download the next S.W Perry novel that becomes available.

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Enjoyable & Well Read

I'd recommend this audio book for all Shardlake fans. Easy listening - although a bit confusing as chapters flit from one scenario to another within themselves - and story itself is thoroughly creditable. Would have been 5 stars but for confusing scenarios.

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pleasantly surprised

surprisingly good.
first time I have heard of this author. it won't be the last

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Slow

Well read, but the story moved way too slowly for me. I returned it for an exchange.

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Gripping story from first to last

Great story I was gripped straight away . The writer took you into Elizabeth England , the sights ,smells and sounds of that time . I could hardly put it down in fact only when had to a real page or headphone turner can’t wait to read more from this author . I’m now sad to have finished it highly recommend.

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  • Di D
  • Colchester
  • 14-03-19

Throughly enjoyable

This book was intriguing with a good plot line some good characters and an enjoyable listen. Will look for more by this author.

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  • Carolyn
  • Flogny-La-Chapelle, France
  • 11-03-19

Fascinating thriller set in Elizabethan London

This narrator is one of the best I've listened to, for you forget the narrator and become totally involved in this very exciting story - filled with details about life in 16th century London. Such a narrator does not draw attention but places the story and characters firmly in the mind. Thus the story becomes pre-eminent and a riveting tale it is. Life was terrible for the many, and even the rich trembled at the thought of being denounced as 'papists'. The tension never fails. Altogether excellent.

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loved it....

I always curl up on the sofa in the afternoon for a good old listen. I couldnt do housework while listening as I have to digest and be in the book.