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The Ghostly Father

A Mystery Romance Based on Shakespeare's Romeo & Juliet
Narrated by: Danielle Cohen, Philip Rose
Length: 8 hrs and 32 mins
Categories: Fiction, Sagas
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Summary

Think you know the world's most famous love story? Think again. What if the story of Romeo and Juliet really happened - but not quite in the way we've all been told?  

This part-prequel, part-sequel to the original tale, told from the point of view of the Friar, tells how an ancient Italian manuscript reveals secrets and lies which have remained hidden for hundreds of years, and casts new doubts on the official story of Shakespeare's famous star-crossed lovers.  

If you love the Romeo and Juliet story but are disappointed with the way it ended, this is the book for you.

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  • 07-02-20

A Delightful Reimagining

This story presents the "true" story of Romeo and Juliet, told from Friar "Lorenzo's" perspective. While I appreciated the clever twists to the classic plot, the 3rd act presented few obstacles or tension, an anti-climax. Also, there seemed to be a lot of redundant and tedious explaining and re-explaining, which slowed the plot down.
Still, the book is not terrible, and perhaps it was simply not to my taste.
The narrator's each did a fine job.