William Shakespeare Thrillers
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(4.5 based on 6 ratings)
  • 1
    The Spy of Venice: A William Shakespeare Novel | Benet Brandreth

    The Spy of Venice: A William Shakespeare Novel

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Benet Brandreth
    • Narrated By Luke Lampard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Suspenseful, seductive and as sharp as an assassin's blade - a historical thriller with a swashbuckling twist and a hero like you've never seen him before. When he's caught out by one ill-advised seduction too many, young William Shakespeare flees Stratford to seek his fortune. Cast adrift in London, Will falls in with a band of players - but greater men have their eye on this talented young wordsmith. England's very survival hangs in the balance, and Will finds himself dispatched to Venice on a crucial embassy.

    Very enjoyable!

    If you like a little bit of history, excitement and the romance of the old world I could not recommend this book more!

    Reviewed on 12 June 2017 by Sam S ()
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    The Assassin of Verona: William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2 | Benet Brandreth

    The Assassin of Verona: William Shakespeare Thriller, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 34 mins)
    • By Benet Brandreth
    • Narrated By Luke Lampard
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Story
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    A thrilling new tale of conspiracy, intrigue and rapier-sharp wit, starring the inimitable William Shakespeare. All is not well in Venice. Threatened daily by papal assassins, William Shakespeare and his close friends, Oldcastle and Hemminges, are increasingly isolated - the lies that have protected them so far beginning to wear thin. His companions want desperately to leave, but Will is tied to the city - his lover, the beautiful Isabella, is growing ever sicker.

    Slightly farcical imagination of the heroic Bard

    Narration is brilliant. Luke Lampard is a find - hope he does more authors. An eclectic wink to possible origins of the future famous Bard's best idea..Show More »

    Reviewed on 17 October 2017 by Joe de Swardt ()