We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
 >   > 
Revenger | [Rory Clements]

Revenger

1592. England and Spain are at war, yet there is peril at home, too. The death of her trusted spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham has left Queen Elizabeth vulnerable. Conspiracies multiply. The quiet life of John Shakespeare is shattered by a summons from Robert Cecil, the cold but deadly young statesman who dominated the last years of the Queen's long reign, insisting Shakespeare re-enter government service. His mission: to find vital papers, now in the possession of the Earl of Essex.
Regular Price:$17.02
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

1592. England and Spain are at war, yet there is peril at home, too. The death of her trusted spymaster Sir Francis Walsingham has left Queen Elizabeth vulnerable. Conspiracies multiply. The quiet life of John Shakespeare is shattered by a summons from Robert Cecil, the cold but deadly young statesman who dominated the last years of the Queen's long reign, insisting Shakespeare re-enter government service. His mission: to find vital papers, now in the possession of the Earl of Essex. Essex is the brightest star in the firmament, a man of ambition. He woos the Queen, thirty-three years his senior, as if she were a girl his age. She is flattered by him - despite her loathing for his mother, the beautiful, dangerous Lettice Knollys who presides over her own glittering court - a dazzling array of the mad, bad, dangerous and disaffected. When John Shakespeare infiltrates this dissolute world he discovers not only that the Queen herself is in danger - but that he and his family is also a target

With only his loyal footsoldier Boltfoot Cooper at his side, Shakespeare must face implacable forces who believe themselves above the law: men and women who kill without compunction. And in a world of shifting allegiances, just how far he can trust Robert Cecil, his devious new master?

©2010 Rory Clements (P)2011 Oakhill Publishing

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

4.0 (2 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Overall
4.0 (2 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Story
4.0 (2 )
5 star
 (1)
4 star
 (0)
3 star
 (1)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (0)
Performance


There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Sort by:
  • Tim
    Norfolk
    7/21/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "This is not C J Sansom"
    Where does Revenger rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    This is not C J Sansom but it is trying desperately so to be. Taken in isolation, it is a good tale but being an aficionado of the real thing, it falls a long way short. I recommend you to read Sansom first; leave it a while and then read this.


    What other book might you compare Revenger to, and why?

    Anything by C J Sansom. Are you getting the picture?


    What about Peter Wickham’s performance did you like?

    The reader's performance is very good. He has a good pace and the different voices are well defined.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Don't tempt me!


    Any additional comments?

    'nuff said.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Steven
    Rugby, United Kingdom
    6/18/15
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Good but frustrating"

    John Shakespeare is the late Tudor James Bond; he wins through in the end after another tangled web of historically satisfying intrigue. But after being ambushed and nearly killed for the umpteenth time by his various enemies you begin to wonder why the author insists on letting him go in alone time after time. It becomes a little formulaic and lacking in credibility.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.