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The Counterplot

Narrated by: Harry Myers
Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

It’s 1605 in London, and Ben Jonson, a contemporary of Shakespeare, is finding life a struggle. With his career waning and his patron, Lord D’Aubigny, growing tired of him, he throws caution to the wind and writes a satirical play, Eastward Ho! But its laughs at the expense of the monarch cost Jonson dearly, and he lands in jail with his reputation in tatters. 

On his release, he searches for his estranged wife, Anne, and discovers that his own long absences and the deaths of their three children from the plague have led her to take comfort with a furtive crew of ardent papists. 

Out of concern for his wife, Ben becomes entangled with this seditious group and learns of a violent plot its members are hatching. When this plot - the infamous Gunpowder Plot - is exposed, Ben and his wife find their own lives in danger. 

Set in the London of Shakespeare’s heyday, The Counterplot is a mix of historical novel and gripping adventure.

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