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The Dark Lady's Mask Audiobook

The Dark Lady's Mask

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Publisher's Summary

Aemilia Bassano Lanier is beautiful and accomplished, but her societal conformity ends there. She frequently cross-dresses to escape her loveless marriage and gain freedoms only men enjoy, but a chance encounter with a ragged, little-known poet named Shakespeare changes everything. They leave plague-ridden London for Italy, where they begin secretly writing comedies. Their Italian idyll, though, cannot last, and their collaborative affair comes to a devastating end.

Will gains fame and fortune for their plays back in London and, years later, publishes the sonnets mocking his former muse. Not one to stand by in humiliation, Aemilia takes up her own pen in her defense and in defense of all women.

The Dark Lady's Mask gives voice to a real Renaissance woman.

©2016 Mary Sharratt (P)2016 Dreamscape Media, LLC

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    Anonymouse! Midwest 04-28-16
    Anonymouse! Midwest 04-28-16 Member Since 2016
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    "wonderful!"

    Seeing Shakespeare from the perspective of his once lover and muse is truly a delight. If you love historical fiction, strong women and Shakespeare this book is a must. Enthralled from beginning to end.

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    Petunia 08-19-16
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    "Excellent story, hard to hear in a car"

    This was a well crafted story line, notably for the way Shakespeare's person and works were woven in.
    The narrator breathed vitality into the characters but low-pitched and quiet lines were nearly impossible to pick up against highway sound. I had to rewind (distracted driver alert!) or miss plot as a result.

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    J. Hinckley Woodside, New York 07-07-16
    J. Hinckley Woodside, New York 07-07-16 Member Since 2014
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    "Great Novel, Mediocre Performance"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Dark Lady's Mask to be better than the print version?

    Definitely not.


    Would you be willing to try another one of Jilly Bond’s performances?

    I'm not tempted to.


    Any additional comments?

    I really loved the book, but I couldn't deal with the narrator. She was ok when she was just narrating the story, but when she started to do dialogue it was cringe-worthy. I just felt like she made all the women--these strong, intelligent, proud women--sound hysterical and whiny.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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