Game Of Kings
Dorothy Dunnett

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Narrated By: David Monteath

Duration: 21 hours and 42 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Game of Kings by Dorothy Dunnett, read by David Monteath.

It is 1547 and, after five years imprisonment and exile far from his homeland, Francis Crawford of Lymond - scholar, soldier, rebel, nobleman, outlaw - has at last come back to Edinburgh.

But for many in an already divided Scotland, where conspiracies swarm around the infant Queen Mary like clouds of midges, he is not welcome.

Lymond is wanted for treason and murder, and he is accompanied by a band of killers and ruffians who will only bring further violence and strife.

Is he back to foment rebellion?
Does he seek revenge on those who banished him?
Or has he returned to clear his name?

No one but the enigmatic Lymond himself knows the truth - and no one will discover it until he is ready . . .


Historical fiction, Historical crime & mysteries, Historical romance, Historical adventure fiction

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A storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about pace, suspense and imaginative invention

New York Times

A masterpiece of historical fiction

Washington Post

Vivid, engaging, densely plotted - are almost certainly destined to be counted among the classics of popular fiction

New York Times

Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety

The Times

One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Marvellous, breathtaking

The Times

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