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- Listening Length: 16 hours and 30 minutes
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- Version: Unabridged
- Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks
- Audible.co.uk Release Date: 5 Sept. 2013
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00EOVU7Q8
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Top Customer Reviews
I am really enjoying reading these, even though I feel I am killing time waiting for Shardlake again.
I would recommend this to anybody who enjoys murder mysterys, it is well written, keeps a good pace and is very enjoyable.
So starts the story, which evolves with Walsingham wanting Bruno to also investigate other strange goings on in Canterbury.... two birds with one stone, so to speak.
As with the other two books in the series, the novel has likable characters, is well written and has great descriptions of Tudor England.
However (you knew it was coming from a three star review didn't you?), I started to lose interest approximately halfway through, with the story starting to run out of steam.... much of the descriptions and story started to seem repetitive.
Maybe I have now read too many of this genre, as they are all starting to feel "samey"...? I had similar issues with the recent Rory Clements offering, Traitor and the last Shardlake to be published to date, Heartstone (Matthew Shardlake 5).
Ok, but not brilliant (but will still read the next in the series, as want to know what happens to both Bruno and Sophie!).
At the beginning of Book 3 Bruno is reunited with a past love interest who is on the run, accused of murdering her husband. She persuades Bruno (actually he doesn't take much persuading, he is Italian after all) to go with her to Canterbury, the scene of the crime, to investigate the murder and hopefully prove her innocence. Bruno seeks permission from his employer, the Queen's Private Secretary/ Spymaster, Francis Walsingham, who fortuitously has his own reasons for wanting to send his top sleuth to Canterbury, where he suspects that a nest of Catholic sympathisers is plotting yet another dastardly scheme to overthrow Queen Bess.
So off our hero goes on another of his (mis)adventures, which he admits he falls into "as other men fall in and out of alehouses". As well as investigating the murder of his friend's husband (and several others which quickly follow once he arrives in the city) Bruno becomes involved in the search for the bones of Thomas a Becket which are thought to have been removed to a safe haven during the Dissolution, as well as having yet another close encounter with that elusive ancient manuscript by Hermes Trismegistus which Bruno and a lot of other influential people are keen to get their hands on.
SJ Parris has created an extremely likeable and believable fictional persona for Giordano Bruno (a real historical figure of course).Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
the package was easy for my old fingers to open ca nt put it down its wonderful thank youPublished 9 days ago by Ajm Fernandez
Found it hard to put down, always looking for the next twist in the plot!
Sometimes found that certain dicretions in the story could make me less attentive.
Found the first book in the series (Heresy) a bit hard to get into but from then on I've loved the others. Read morePublished 2 months ago by Romantica
Enjoyed the first book, found second repetitive and this even more so. Plots involve searches of dark spaces where hero notices something at last minute and hero almost killed but... Read morePublished 2 months ago