Spring of the Ram
Dorothy Dunnett

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Narrated By: John Banks

Duration: 23 hours and 55 minutes

What to expect

Penguin presents the audiobook edition of The Spring of the Ram by Dorothy Dunnett, read by John Banks.

In 1461, the mysterious enigmatic Nicholas is in Florence. Backed by none other than Cosimo de' Medici, he will sail the Black Sea to Trebizond, last outpost of Byzantium, and the last jewel missing from the crown of the Ottoman Empire. But trouble lies ahead. Nicholas's step-daughter - at the tender age of thirteen - has eloped with his rival in trade: a Machiavellian Genoese who races ahead of Nicholas, sowing disaster at every port. And time is of the essence: Trebizond may fall tot he Turks at any moment. Crackling with wit, breathtakingly paced, THE SPRING OF THE RAM is a pyro technic blend of scholarship and narrative shimmering with the scents, sounds, colors and combustible emotions of the 15th century.

Genre

Historical fiction, Historical adventure fiction, Historical romance

Listen to a sample

Marvellous, breathtaking

The Times

Lashings of excitement, colour and subtlety

The Times

One of the greatest tale-spinners since Dumas

Cleveland Plain Dealer

Praise for Dorothy Dunnett

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

New York Times

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

New York Times

A masterpiece of historical fiction