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Penguin presents the audiobook edition of To Lie with Lions by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks. 

Merchant-banker Nicholas de Fleury, having wrested his infant son from the boy's formidable mother, pauses en route to the land of golden light to set in train a deception that will ensnare nations in the triumphant ruin of his enemies. This is volume six in the House of Niccolo.

©1995 Dorothy Dunnett (P)2018 Penguin Books Ltd

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Poor quality audio spoilt an excellent book

I have been loving this series, but intermittently throughout the listening of this and the previous book, the audio disappears entirely for seconds at a time, and stutters in similar fashion for a good chunk of the story. Losing ANY moments in this complex and well-written drama remove some of the important elements so cleverly woven by the author. I am very disappointed it was not picked up by AUDIBLE, and repaired.

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  • Mad but not actually dangerous
  • 07-01-20

Beautifully read / fabulous book

Having read all the Niccolo books (yes, and the Lymond ones too but I prefer the Niccolo ones), I have been listening to the audio books during lockdown.
The narrator is very talented and it must be a huge challenge to manage all the characters. His rendition of Nicholas' acceptance of his huge loss as he realises hardly anyone will be his friend or follower, especially not his wife is exquisite : "not you, not you, not you".

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  • d m holt
  • 10-28-19

Enthralling

You have to work hard to keep up with Dorothy Dunnett’s marvellously complex and rich characters and plots. But it’s worth it. Particular acknowledgement due to John Banks: superb reading with dozens of different voices. French could be improved but that’s a tiny quibble. This series must have been a marathon, but he is consistent throughout, and his voice is a pleasure to listen to.

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