London, May 1665. On a dark road outside London, a simple robbery goes horribly wrong when the gentlemanly highwayman, William Coke, discovers that his intended victims have been brutally slaughtered. Suspected of the murders, Coke is forced into an uneasy alliance with the man who pursues him--the relentless thief-taker, Pitman.
Together they seek the killer and uncover a conspiracy that reaches from the glittering, debauched court of King Charles to the worst slum in the city, St .Giles in the Fields. But there's another murderer moving through the slums, the taverns, and the palaces, slipping under the doorways of the rich. A mass murderer. Plague.
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An interesting and exciting book. I hope there will be more books with these characters. I generally avoid audiobooks read by their authors but in this case the author actually is a very good narrator.
With kings and cripples, rats and rotters, highwaymen and loose women, you’d never think a lethal virus could be so much fun!
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
Thoroughly enjoyed this! C C Humphreys is superb at narration. As he knows his characters he manages to bring them alive through voice and expression. Definitely recommend this and would love to hear C C Humphreys narrate more of his work.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
Couldn't put it down,engaging narrative, captivating story. Really enjoyable,would have liked it to be longer.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
Would you listen to Plague again? Why?
Probably not, but I'm not one to return to novels.
Who was your favorite character and why?
Captain Coke of course - such a superb character and darn good bloke.
What does C. C. Humphreys bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?
Great that this was read by the author, he really put his heart and soul into it. These days I really prefer audio books.
If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?
Bring out your dead !
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Great story that really gets on with it and is a romp through plague infested London. Loved every minute and was sorry when it ended.
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
I really enjoyed this novel. The narration was very good. I particularly like understanding how the common lived through such times.
when I saw the story was narrated by the author I thought, oh god another monotonous or speed addicted author with delusions of grandeur.
BUT HOW WRONG WAS I.
Mr Humphreys is a genius.
A brilliant writer and narrated beautifully with such heart and expression, his range of voices is second to none.
what a guy.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
I just look forward to the next book. Strong portraits of the female characters . more please
Even paced and likeable characters. It's a dark story with plenty of light moments. I enjoyed every word from start to finish. I strongly recommend this book to anyone who enjoys crime thrillers/historic fiction. It's generally suitable for most adults regarding strong language, sex and violence with exceptions for some pretty gruesome moments. The author's narration is superb.