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The Dragons of the Storm

In the Land of Whispers, Book 2
Narrated by: Nigel Gore
Series: In the Land of Whispers, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 49 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Superbly narrated by British actor Nigel Gore, The Dragons of the Storm follows directly on from where The Weight of Smoke left off. Captain John Smith has been stabbed by a stingray and falls deathly ill. The old alchemist and mariner, Jonas Profit, doctors his wound, and to ease Smith’s suffering tells of the daring circumnavigation of the world by Francis Drake, 1577-1580. 

A masterful interweaving of all the elements that contributed to the birth of the British Empire.    

The Dragons of the Storm is as enthralling as The Weight of Smoke. I think John Smith and Francis Drake would rejoice in George Minkoff’s lively re-creation of them.” (Edmund Sears Morgan, Yale University historian) 

“Historically accurate, inventive in its language, and filled with exciting and epochal event, The Dragons of the Storm is a worthy successor to The Weight of Smoke.” (Peyton Moss, ForeWord Magazine

The Dragons of the Storm is a tour de force of sailing literature, focused on Drake’s circumnavigation of the world. Embedded in the story of John Smith’s Jamestown, it adds remarkable counterpoint and stretches to encompass not just the exploration of North America, but the Age of Exploration as well. Beautiful, riveting, and sweeping.” (Walter Bode, editor)

©2007 George Robert Minkoff (P)2019 Minkoff Audio

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The Dragons of the Storm is the second novel of the In The Land of Whispers Trilogy by the esteemed George Robert Minkoff and it has just been released in audiobook format this June to celebrate the 400th anniversary of the founding of Jamestown.

Beautifully written, immersive and intriguing, The Dragons of the Storm picks up exactly where The Weight of Smoke leaves off. Focusing on Sir Francis Drake’s circumnavigation of the world and intertwined with the adventures leading to John Smith’s Jamestown, this is pure literature, delivered to us as a form of sublime art!

Combining historic events with quality fiction, George Robert Minkoff has proved to us all that a trilogy of such epic scope and proportions can captivate our attention, make us reflect on the past and thanks to him, live in it for a few precious hours.

The Dragons of the Storm flows with life as an audiobook, narrated by the fantastic Shakespearean actor Nigel Gore. He is not just reading, he is acting the entire book, giving unique voices and accents to all the characters, pushing the story forward with his vivid descriptions of the surrounding world and keeping the listeners enthralled and mesmerized by this epic adventure of the English in the New World.

Nigel Gore is the perfect choice for this narration as he makes accessible this fantastic work to those who could have been daunted by the author’s specific writing style. When listening to the audiobook I got the distinct impression that I was hearing a play of epic proportions, set on an invisible stage, where only my imagination was the limit.

Delivering instant and complete immersion, Nigel Gore transforms a great book into a masterpiece audiobook.

Listen to the sample and if you like what you hear, start this fantastic trilogy from its begining… You are in for a treat!

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  • Mary Katherine Worth
  • 07-16-19

What a wonderful audiobook!

I tried to read Weight of Smoke Dragons of the Storm as I am fascinated by the period - but the language in the original books was from another time and my life is busy and somehow even though I appreciated the intelligence behind the writing I just didn't get very far into it.

So when I found out these books were out on audio, produced by Alison Larkin Presents who released the flawless Frankenstein and the Rime of the Ancient Mariner read by Clive Hayward which I LOVED, I thought I'd give it a try. And I am so glad I did! Dragons of the Storm is even better than Weight of Smoke. I listened from Maine to Georgia on a long car drive which had me on the edge of my seat as I drove listening to this extraordinary production.

Will this have a huge audience? I doubt it. Why? Because we live in a short attention span world and even though this is a literary masterpiece it is not easy material. But for people really interested in the period there is nothing more impressive out there.

In this, the second book in Minkoff's brilliant trilogy, Jonas Profit gives John Smith a look at what came before, bringing him to the New World. An eyewitness account of Drake's wildly daring proposition to find a passage to the Orient in order to bring wealth and fame to Queen Elizabeth I in the face of King Phillip of Spain’s mighty armada.

A master storyteller. A superb narrator. An award-winning producer. You want to be a history buff perhaps. But if you are, it doesn't get much better than this..