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The Ringed Castle

Book Five in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles
Narrated by: David Monteath
Series: Legendary Lymond Chronicles, Book 5
Length: 25 hrs and 12 mins
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Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible. Francis Crawford of Lymond moves to Muscovy, where he becomes adviser and general to the half-mad tsar. Yet even as Lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages, forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes.

©2010 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2019 Random House Audio

Critic Reviews

“A masterpiece of historical fiction.” (The Washington Post)

“A very stylish blend of high romance and high camp. Her hero, the enigmatic Lymond, [is] Byron crossed with Lawrence of Arabia.... He moves in an aura of intrigue, hidden menace and sheer physical daring.” [Times Literary Supplement (London)]

“With shrewd psychological insight and a rare gift of narrative and descriptive power, Dorothy Dunnett reveals the color, wit, lushness...and turbulent intensity of one of Europe’s greatest eras.” (Raleigh News and Observer)

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New Narrator

An unabashed fan of the Lymond Chronicles, I was disappointed to see a different narrator from the audiobooks for volumes 2-5. (I had already purchased book five from another provider and listened to the book all the way through except for the very last chapter which was missing!) However, I was thrilled to find volume five on Audible. Even though a new narrator always takes getting used to, I was soon enthralled with the story, listening and re-listening to various parts as I often do with this series. Monteath renders each character’s voice well and is convincing. Thanks for adding this series to your catalog. Dunnett was one of the best!

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