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Martyr: An Elizabethan Thriller MP3 CD – Unabridged, 2 June 2009

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Product details

  • ISBN-10 : 1400160669
  • ISBN-13 : 978-1400160662
  • Product Dimensions : 13.46 x 1.52 x 18.8 cm
  • Publisher : Tantor Media; Unabridged MP3 CD Edition (2 June 2009)
  • Language: : English
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    4.2 out of 5 stars 404 ratings

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[An] excellent debut...The characters, action and period detail are all solid. Publishers Weekly, starred review

[A] well-paced plot and complex story. Library Journal, starred review

Rory Clements brings sixteenth-century London to life in this well-plotted historical mystery....[An] impressive debut novel. Booklist --Misc

[Audio Review] Simon Vance shifts vocal tones and accents as listeners enter this mystery of the sixteenth century. Vance reflects class, age, and gender to differentiate each of the real and imagined characters. The hero is investigator John Shakespeare, elder brother of William and assistant to Queen Elizabeth's secretary, Walsingham. Vance shades the sleuth's decisive actions with puzzlement and determination as Shakespeare works to thwart a plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake, solve the brutal murder of Lady Blanche Howard, and tiptoe around the era's religious and political unrest. Vance renders place as well he draws portraits. The bawdiness and intrigue of London streets are sometimes as chilling as the malevolence of the ruthless murderer. S.W. © AudioFile 2009, Portland, Maine --AudioFile

[Audio Review] In this novel rich with historical detail, a relative of Queen Elizabeth's is murdered, and William Shakespeare's investigator brother, John, must solve the case as well as foil a plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake. Audie Award winner Simon Vance (see Behind the Mike, LJ 11/15/08) dexterously portrays the broad range of highbrow and lowbrow characters. For fans of mysteries and historical novels set in Elizabethan England. [The Bantam hc was recommended "for readers who liked Marie Brennan's historical fantasy Midnight Never Comes...or Karen Harper's 'Poyson Garden' mystery series," LJ 5/15/09. Ed.] J. Sara Paulk, Fitzgerald-Ben Hill Cty. Lib., Fitzgerald, GA --Library Journal

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<DIV>Simon Vance is a prolific and popular audiobook narrator and actor with several hundred audiobooks to his credit. An Audie(R) Award-winner, Vance was recently named "The Voice of Choice" by "Booklist" magazine.</DIV>

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