Martyr: An Elizabethan ThrillerCD-Audio
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- Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
- Format: CD-Audio
- Dimensions: 137mm x 191mm x 15mm | 91g
- Publication date: 2 June 2009
- Publication City/Country: Old Saybrook, CT
- ISBN 10: 1400160669
- ISBN 13: 9781400160662
- Edition: Unabridged
- Edition statement: Unabridged
- Sales rank: 947,302
The year is 1587. One of Queen Elizabeth's cousins is found murdered, her flesh marked with profane symbols. A plot to assassinate Sir Francis Drake, England's most famous sea warrior, is discovered. One man is charged with the desperate task of solving both cases: John Shakespeare. Shadowed by his rival, the Queen's chief torturer, Shakespeare travels through an underworld of spies, sorcerers, whores, and theater people--including his younger brother, the struggling playwright Will--to piece together a complex conspiracy, the implications of which are almost too horrific to contemplate. For a zealous and cunning killer is stalking England's streets. And as Shakespeare threatens to reveal the madman's identity, he and the beautiful woman he desires come ever closer to becoming the next martyrs to the cause.
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Rory Clements, a former features editor and associate editor of "Today," now writes full-time in an idyllic corner of Norfolk, England. Simon Vance has recorded over four hundred audiobooks and has earned over twenty "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for his narration of "Scaramouche" by Rafael Sabatini. He is also the recipient of five coveted Audie Awards, including one for "The King's Speech" by Mark Logue and Peter Conradi, and he was named an "AudioFile" Best Voice of 2009.
""Excellent.... The characters, action and period detail are all solid."" ---Publishers Weekly Starred Review