The Waringham Chronicles, Volume 1: The Runaway

An Audible Original Drama
Series: The Waringham Chronicles, Book 1
Length: 11 hrs and 20 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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England in the 14th Century. Twelve-year-old Robin’s world is turned upside down when his father, the Earl of Waringham, dies in disgrace. His inheritance lost and his family name dishonoured, the penniless Robin must begin a new life as a peasant on his own estate.

He soon makes an enemy in Mortimer, the spoiled young son of the new Earl. As the years pass and the boys enter adulthood, Robin flees Waringham to seek his fortune abroad. In Aquitaine he encounters the Black Prince and the charismatic Duke of Lancaster, and against all odds he begins to restore his position among the nobility. But Robin will need all his ingenuity to navigate these most dangerous and turbulent of times.

In the first of a six-part epic, medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy. 

Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE (Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo + Juliet, Mulan) and featuring a full cast.  

Featuring: Ethan Alston, Daniel Anthony, Gareth Armstrong, Nick Brimble, Imogen Church, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Philip Franks, Raj Ghatak, Anthony Howell, Samuel Ide, Joe Jameson, Mack Keith-Roach, Jacqueline King, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Barry McCarthy, George Naylor, Nicholas Pegg, Vineeta Rishi, Paul Shelley and Finty Williams.

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Intriguing story, awful background music!

Why add background music to an audible book?? So distracting and annoying. I wish it could be removed.....

The story is intriguing and I’ll try to stick with it if I can ignore the background.

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Wonderful. Like a movie!

Excellent story with an excellent cast of speakers. It’s like listening to a movie. I love the sound effects and love the characters. My favorite audible so far.

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Quite a production

A step up from the usual audio book. Good character voices. At first some of the music did not match the scenes but that was corrected and the music added to the story.

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Fabulous can not wait for Vol. 2

At first I didn't know if I was going to like the sounds and music, but I love it. It really brings the story to life, and what a wonderful story it is. It's beautifully written and told. Going to highly recommend it.




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The waringham chronicles

I am really getting tried of books that done end, so you are forced to buy the rest of them

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  • Cianda
  • 02-05-20

Irritating music

Irritating music behind the narration was totally unnecessary. Really spoilt my enjoyment. The story somehow missed a spark.

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  • Mr C. J. T. Roberts
  • 02-15-20

Another Cracker! Fantastic Listen.

This is as good as any of the Scarlett City trilogy episodes.
I was hooked immediately and would highly recommend this title.
The performance of the cast and the narrator are once again outstanding.
Can’t wait for the 2nd instalment.

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  • Sarah
  • 02-08-20

Excellent Audio book by Rebecca Gablé

Chose it initially because of the is narrator Miriam Margolyes and I love her voice. The book is excellent with interesting characters and I found it difficult to put down. Highly recommended.

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  • Ian, Yorkshire
  • 02-03-20

Fantastic

A great performance by Miriam Margolyes in this and absolutely hooked. If you enjoyed the scarlet city then I imagine you’ll love this on too.

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  • Robert
  • 02-12-20

Masterful follow up to Scarlet City

Set some 10 years or so after the events of Scarlet City, this isn’t a sequel but it set within the same world with the same character.

The story is compelling, and the performance is great.

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  • annette apostolakis
  • 02-12-20

Brilliant

After enjoy the Scarlet City series so much, I was a little wary of being disappointed but, mercifully, this first book in a new series is anything but a disappointment! The characters are brought vividly to life and the narration keeps everything flowing. I couldn't stop listening, but now I have to wait until the next book is released!

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  • Mewpro
  • 02-11-20

Loved it.

My only con with this audio book is that it wasn't long enough, I loved every second of it and look forward to the next book!

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  • Eddie Doherty
  • 02-10-20

A fabulous dramatisation

I totally loved The Scarlet City trilogy and miss my updates on Jonah. However, this is a brilliant alternative from the same author. Totally entranced from the first few minutes. Can't believe I have to wait till March for the next book. More from Rebecca Gablé!

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  • Susie Stratford
  • 02-07-20

wonderful book

narrated so well, story really flowed , could not wait to find out what happened next

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  • Jackie
  • 03-09-20

Background music- Why?

I’ve barely started this book but the almost non-existent but really irritating background music is all I can hear so I’m giving up. Why is it necessary to have music at all? I say music, it’s more of a grating sound effect.

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