Venice
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  • 1
    The Alchemist's Apprentice | Dave Duncan

    The Alchemist's Apprentice

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 36 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (187)
    Performance
    (73)
    Story
    (72)

    When the Council of 10 takes the seer Nostradamus into custody, suspecting him of poisoning a friend of the prince, his young apprentice must unravel a web of magic and murder if he is to have any future of his own.

    Excellent Book.

    I have always loved the writings of Dave Duncan. His characters are rich with personality and life, and his stories are always captivating. He has d..Show More »

    Reviewed on July 12 2008 by M Kruse (Tucson, AZ United States)
  • 2
    The Alchemist's Code | Dave Duncan

    The Alchemist's Code

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 9 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (153)
    Performance
    (53)
    Story
    (54)

    When Nostradamus is hired to find a foreign spy by Venice's ruling Council of 10, the only clues they can offer him are the spy's intercepted messages, encoded in a seemingly unbreakable cipher. Nostradamus turns to his able apprentice, the young swordsman Alfeo Zeno, whose unique talents may prove essential to unraveling the truth.

    Slow start--keep going

    For a while I thought I was going to throw this one back on the shelf. It begins slowly and the writing is not artful enough to hold a reader, even i..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 22 2009 by David (Houston, TX, United States)
  • 3
    The Alchemist's Pursuit | Dave Duncan

    The Alchemist's Pursuit

    • UNABRIDGED (9 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Dave Duncan
    • Narrated By Victor Bevine
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (155)
    Performance
    (59)
    Story
    (58)

    Hampered by arthritis, Nostradamus is in no mood for granting favors or running about looking for trouble. But when his apprentice Alfeo's mistress asks him to investigate the murder of her beloved courtesan mentor - and promises a fortune in payment - he comes around.It appears that someone is murdering the courtesans of Venice. All were well-known, admired for their skills - and somehow connected by a sinister event involving one of the great families of the city.

    The Alchemist's Pursuit

    What a fun mystery. An historical account of Venice with wonderful characters, a twist to the plot and ingenius descriptions of the area, people, cos..Show More »

    Reviewed on May 06 2009 by Bessie Hawley-Crissman (10301 RR 2222, Apt 2521, Austin,TX 78730)