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Editor reviews

“If you enjoyed the epic historical fiction drama Scarlet City, you’ll love returning to that world for The Waringham Chronicles - an ambitious six volume series set against an ever changing backdrop of war, plague, revolution and political intrigue. Narrated by the always exceptional Miriam Margolyes and performed by a full cast. You’ll be hooked!” (Mariele, Audible Editor)  

“Miriam Margolyes returns to Audible in spectacular fashion as she takes on six epic adventures, guiding us through the drama of The Waringham Chronicles supported by a fantastic cast who fully embrace these fantastic stories.” (Matthew, Audible Editor)  

About the performer

Oxford born, Miriam Margolyes is a veteran of stage and screen. Winner of the BAFTA Best Supporting Actress award in 1993 for The Age of Innocence, Best Supporting Actress at the 1989 LA Critics Circle Awards for her role in Little Dorrit and a Sony Radio Award for Best Actress in 1993 for Oliver Twist.

Summary

At the age of 30, Robin is an Earl at last - but not the Earl of Waringham, the ancestral title that he still hopes to win back one day from the evil Mortimer. 

England has seen other changes too: Edward III is dead and his successor, the boy king Richard II, is at odds with his uncle, the Duke of Lancaster. The introduction of a hated new poll tax brings about one of the most dangerous episodes in English history and Robin finds himself embroiled in the Peasants’ Revolt. 

As the years pass, his old enemies continue to move against him and with the stability of England under increasing threat from an unpredictable and incompetent King, Robin finally joins forces with Lancaster and his son, Henry, in a revolution which aims to secure the nation’s future. And as he finds himself helplessly in love with the wife of his oldest and most implacable enemy, the stage is set for Robin’s final showdown with Mortimer.

In the third instalment of a six-part epic, Medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy.

Featuring: Tom Alexander, Gareth Armstrong, Maxim Baldry, Tim Bentinck, Nick Brimble, Charlie Condou, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Jacob Dudman, Richard Earl, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Genevieve Gaunt, Raj Ghatak, Helen Goldwyn, Derek Griffiths, Jonny Hibbs, Edward Holtom, Will Howard, Anthony Howell, Joe Jameson, Mack Keith-Roach, Rosalyn Landor, Chris Lew Kum Hoi, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Leith McAllister, Glen McCready, Harry Mead, Tony Millan, Darin Nagada, George Naylor, Nicholas Pegg, David Seddon, Sam Stafford, Dan Starkey, Joseph Timms, Alexander Vlahos, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Finty Williams, Gabby Wong and Becky Wright. 

Directed by Barnaby Edwards.

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About the author

Rebecca Gablé taught medieval English Literature and worked as translator of English and American novels for authors such as Elizabeth George, Neil Gaiman and Agatha Christie before writing full time. Her twelve historical novels have been international best sellers, translated into several languages as has her epic Audible Original drama series Scarlet City. Rebecca and her husband split their time between their homes in Germany and Majorca.

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Chapters are wrong

The second chapter is actually the first chapter, not sure which chapter position the first one should be in

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edit problem

I am enjoying this series and had preordered and waited for this volume so it was rather disappointing to receive a spoiler at the beginning. If, like me, you have never been a person who skips ahead or reads the ending first make sure you forward onto the true beginning

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Error with chapter sequence

I have listened to chapter one. It is out of sequence. Chapter two commences the beginning of volume 3.

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  • JC
  • 30-05-20

Fantastic

Awesome. Thoroughly enjoyed this one. Could not put my headphones down. Can’t wait for the next instalment

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Superb historic novel and series

Against a highly accurate historical background we continue to follow Robin of Waringham through the tempestuous times of the 14th Century. Excellent narration and dramatic performances support this exciting story. A great listen!

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Chapter 1 should be at the end of part 1

A great story as per the first two, but I also have to point out that in part 1 the first chapter should be the last one, as several reviews have already mentioned. Hopefully somebody can tweak this for future purchasers. If not and chapter 1 starts off "Robin had completely lost track of the days" skip to chapter 2 and come back to chapter 1 at the end of part 1.

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I'm hooked

I find the series gripping. I've read so much about the Plantagenet dynasty. for me this is one of the best series written that I have read on the subject.

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absorbing

loved it, couldnt put it down, and superbly narrated and portrayed by the actors too.

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Give me more now 😊

A damn good third part great performances all around and I am really looking forward to the next to see where this goes from here.

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Simply fantastic

I am a big history fan and love reading about the Plantagenet dynasty and the Wars of the Roses. I also happen to be a big fan of Rebecca Gablé's storytelling and these audible originals after listening to the 'Apprentice' series. So put these two together and I am one very happy listener. On top of this, these books are so well narrated, the voice acting and sound effects are great, characters well developed, and it all pulls you in to a really engrossing story. I just really enjoy listening and I look forward to listening on my daily commute. Would 100 recommend and can't wait for part 4...

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  • Patsyzip
  • 12-09-20

Great Series, Great Stand Alone

so far I've found this series to be highly entertaining. The books are sequential but each one has it's own well developed plot, great suspense and a satisfying ending. The author is so good at putting her characters in impossibly difficult situations but not leaving them there indefinitely. The solutions are perfectly organic but surprising, creative and unpredictable. Moving on to the next book and I'm confident I won't be disappointed.

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  • Deresky
  • 07-09-20

Great production

As good as anything the BBC ever did at its height of proficiency in the 50s

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  • D. Hooper
  • 23-06-20

Volume 3

Have enjoyed every minute of the Waringham Chronicles. Takes my mind off the terrible things going on in our world today. The cast is superb. Can’t wait until November for next book. My family ancestry can be traced back to the Plantagenets of English royalty so I am mesmerized.

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  • Linda Juergensen
  • 08-06-20

In my most favorite book (all volumes) category

I love that the author has stayed true to the history. I love how the characters are so vivid and alive. The whole production is awesome. It could easily be a movie. Though I enjoy the audible book and the actors and narrators. They are exceptional. It brought this history of the Black Prince, King Richard II, John Guant and King Henry IV (Bolingbroke) to where you feel you are right there. This is an exceptional book. Also I am very appreciative that she has brought the women of the times into the story!!! Will and have recommended this book.