Banquo's Son

A Crown of Blood and Honour, Book 1
Narrated by: Napoleon Ryan
Series: A Crown of Blood and Honour, Book 1
Length: 12 hrs and 11 mins
4.2 out of 5 stars (11 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

Fleance is the son of Scottish thane Banquo, friend and then victim of the ruthless Macbeth. Ten years have passed since his father's brutal murder, and still Fleance lives in hiding in the woods of Northern England - his identity cloaked, his birthright denied. With sweet, beautiful Rosie by his side, he has settled into a simple life rather than one of power and prestige.

But every man has his price.

For Fleance is owed great things. The witches prophesied them to his father, and his father's ghost now demands vengeance. A callous murderer must be brought to justice, and there will be no peace for Scotland - or for Fleance - until that day. Sacrificing his life with Rosie, he must steal unobserved back into his homeland to avenge the past and fulfill his father's dying wish.

The choices Fleance makes have the power to change his life, his country - and history.

©2015 T.K. Roxborogh. (P)2015 Brilliance Audio, all rights reserved.

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Great follow up to Shakespeare's McBeth

I enjoyed this audiobook so much! I am a lover of Shakespeare's writings, he seems to have an amazing grasp of human nature. I also have often wondered what could happen in a sequel to McBeth or Hamlet. Many authors would not be up to the task. This author did very well.

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Wonderfully bent history❗️

This is a delightful, well written, and well read historical twist. Not to be confused with history, but a really good "what if".

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Shakespeare it ain't

What would have made Banquo's Son better?

A bit more originality would be nice. The plot is a rather hackneyed tale of star-crossed lovers (pun intended). I'm thinking he was trying to borrow some of the elements of Hamlet, unsuccessfully (or at least very badly). Derivative is probably a kind description.

Would you ever listen to anything by T. K. Roxborogh again?

Probably not.

Would you be willing to try another one of Napoleon Ryan’s performances?

I couldn't quite make out what accent the narrator thought he was doing (certainly neither Elizabethan english or Scottish) and his idea of a woman's voice appears to be some sort of falsetto. Maybe I would listen to something of his set as modern english, as long as there were no female characters.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Boredom and annoyance. At some point it became so painful to listen to that I had to give up.

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  • 08-04-17

good story

great listen made commute to work more bearable starting sequel today hope the series stands up