The Tudor Secret

CD - unabridged
Audio (8 discs)
Product Number: DD1966
Released: Feb 07, 2011
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781441790996
Narrator/s: Steve West
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The era of the Tudors was one of danger, intrigue, conspiracy, and, above all, spies. Summer 1553 was a time of danger and deceit. Brendan Prescott, an orphan, has been reared in the household of the powerful Dudley family. Brought to court, Prescott finds himself sent on an illicit mission to the king's brilliant but enigmatic sister, Princess Elizabeth. But Brendan is soon compelled to work as a double agent by Elizabeth's protector, William Cecil, who promises in exchange to help him unravel the secret of his own mysterious past. A dark plot swirls around Elizabeth's quest to discover the truth about the ominous disappearance of her seriously ill brother, King Edward VI. With only a bold stable boy and an audacious lady-in-waiting at his side, Brendan plunges into a ruthless gambit of half-truths, lies, and murder. Filled with the intrigue and pageantry of Tudor England, The Tudor Secret is the first book in the Elizabeth I Spymaster Chronicles.

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Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Narrator(s): Steve West
Product Number Z100096693
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781481588553
Author(s): C.W. Gortner
Product Number EB00099148
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781429993180

Professional reviews

"Gortner's historical mystery is filled with the courtly intrigue that abounded during Edward VI's brief reign. Narrator Steve West is wonderfully sinister when giving voice to the obsequious noblemen whose shifting alliances stymie young Brendan Prescott. He's new to court and caught in something much bigger than he can imagine. West's work falters a bit when speaking for women and members of the lower class; in these instances his voice sounds a bit forced and unnatural. This is a minor complaint, however, since the majority of Gortner's characters are part of the nobility. In the end, THE TUDOR SECRET is a riveting mystery. J.L.K. (c) AudioFile 2011, Portland, Maine"

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