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    • Treachery

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 19 hrs and 48 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 385
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 352
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      4.5 out of 5 stars 358

    Summer, 1585: Sir Francis Drake prepares to embark on an expedition by royal commission to cross the Atlantic and seize major Spanish ports, diverting King Philip of Spain’s treasure to Queen Elizabeth. When a ship captain is brutally murdered, and Drake’s life threatened, it becomes clear that someone plans to destroy the expedition before it begins. Giordano Bruno and Sir Philip Sidney hunt for the killer, but are they being lured into a trap?

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • The saga moves on...

    • By Alan R on 01-01-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Heresy

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 52 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 547
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 493
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      4 out of 5 stars 492

    Oxford, 1583. Giordano Bruno, a radical thinker fleeing the Inquisition, is sent undercover to Oxford to expose a Catholic conspiracy against Queen Elizabeth. But he has his own secret mission at the University, which must remain hidden at all costs. When a series of hideous murders are committed, Bruno is compelled to investigate. What he finds makes it brutally clear that the Tudor throne itself is at stake....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good enjoyable lightweight read

    • By S Price Sinclair on 08-02-15

    Regular price: £17.38

    • Conspiracy

    • Giordano Bruno, Book 5
    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
    • Length: 16 hrs and 15 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 296
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 263
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 261

    Paris, 1585: Giordano Bruno has come to Paris, a city on the edge of catastrophe. Alone and near destitute, Bruno turns to old friend and zealous preacher Paul Lefevre. But when the priest is murdered, Bruno is pulled into a dangerous world. If Bruno can't uncover the truth, not only is the future of the de Valois monarchy threatened - but his own life will be the forfeit.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Disappointing

    • By Gabrielle Harvey-Jones on 02-07-16

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Prophecy

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 14 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 340
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 321
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317

    The follow-up to the best-selling Heresy sees the return of Giordano Bruno, religious exile and renegade monk…Autumn, 1583. As an astrological phenomenon heralds the dawn of a new age and Mary Stuart’s supporters scheme to usurp Elizabeth, a young maid is murdered, occult symbols carved into her flesh. Giordano Bruno is called on to use his cunning to infiltrate the plotters and find evidence against them. In fear for his life, Bruno discovers that the young woman’s murder could point to an even more sinister truth…

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Getting better as a series

    • By Ron on 19-11-15

    Regular price: £17.39

    • Sacrilege

    • By: S. J. Parris
    • Narrated by: Laurence Kennedy
    • Length: 16 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 317
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 292

    Fear haunts the streets of London after the assassination of a protestant Prince, and the recurrence of the plague. Giordano Bruno suspects someone is following him, but on confronting his stalker, he realizes it is the woman he once loved – she is on the run, accused of murder. Bruno travels to Canterbury to help clear her name, instructed by Sir Francis Walsingham to also search for the assassin in the shadow of England’s holiest shrine…

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Canterbury Elizabethan Morse

    • By Farniboy on 27-04-15

    Regular price: £26.09

    • Execution

    • By: S.J. Parris
    • Length: 15 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
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    England, 1586. Giordano Bruno returns to England to bring shocking new intelligence to Sir Francis Walsingham. A band of Catholic Englishmen are plotting to kill Queen Elizabeth and spring Mary Queen of Scots from prison to take the English throne in her place. Bruno is surprised to find that Walsingham is aware of the plot, led by the young, wealthy noble Anthony Babington, and is allowing it to progress. His hope is that Mary will put her support in writing – and condemn herself to a traitor's death.

    Regular price: £22.99