If you are a lover of historical fiction, and if you enjoy the narrations of John Lee (he is one my favorite narrators). The story line reminds me of ..Show More »Arianna Franklin's series Mistress in the Art of Death, or Ruth Downie's Medicus Series about physician in ancient Rome. I laugh when people complain about John Lee's narration and notice that they most likely never listened to BBC broad casts. I always suggest people listen to the preview that Audiable offers. This way you won't be wasting you $$$ or credits.
If you enjoy historical novels and are familiar with John Lee, by all means give it a listen. I always listen to unabridged versions, however I think the story was overly long and maybe the abridged version will work. The good thing is John Lee narrates both versions.
I love books centered around medieval royals especially from the Angevin to the Tudor periods. Surfing for more books after devouring all one credit b..Show More »ooks by Philllipa Gregory and several by Elizabeth Chadwick, and looking for books read by John Lee, I discovered S.J Parris. You don't have to, but, I recommend you listen to Heresy first so you can get a good introduction to Giiordono Bruno, an excommunicated monk and esoteric philosopher turned private investigator who mingles with the royal court while working for the French ambassador. This is a great thriller/mystery story that narrator John Lee (my favorite) turns into a delightful listen and keeps you coming back for more, books that is and multiple listens as well. If you like this series, Heresy, Prophecy, and Sacriledge check out C.J. Sanson's Matthew Shardrake mysteries set in the same era. I'm sure you will enjoy them as much as you will all of Parris's books. I have listened to some of these books twice. I just wish S.J. Parris would publish many, many more stories centered around Bruno. I would buy them all. I love the strong character development and intermingling historical info. Give Prophecy a listen, you won't be disappointed, especially if you like John Lee.
A predictable tale of 16th Century murder masquerading as Umberto Eco's, "The Name of the Rose." A wise monk with unorthodox views is drawn into a mur..Show More »der intrigue and uses his wits and unearned forensic skills to rescue a damsel in distress. The problem is that this monk seems to stumble upon all the murders and clues like a kid on an Easter Egg Hunt (look Mom, I found another one).
John Lee, can't even rescue this one so don't bother.