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3.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 53.67 out of 5 3.67 (18 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rose Tremain Narrator: Jenny Agutter Publisher: AudioGO Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: December 2005 ISBN:
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In the year 1629, a young English lutenist named Peter Claire arrives at the Danish Court to join King Christian IV's Royal Orchestra. From the moment when he realizes that the musicians perform in a freezing cellar underneath the royal apartments, Peter Clair understands that he's come to a place where the opposing states of light and dark, good and evil, are waging war to the death. Download and start listening now!

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Julie Burnett | 2/16/2014

    " I enjoyed the way the author brought to life the importance of music's ability to heal the soul. Rose Tremain had a very enchanting way of pulling the reader into the character's lives and keeping the intrigue and tension going until the end. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dottie | 2/10/2014

    " One of my favorite Tremain offerings. I've found most any of hers are worth the time but I loved the period setting here. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Bre Droptiny | 1/27/2014

    " This is the story of a Danish king, his rogue queen and his musicians and their loves in the middle ages. This book is written in choppy paragraphs jumping back and forth in time with lots of detail and interesting tidbits about life in that time period. The modern writing style made it very refreshing to read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jess | 1/26/2014

    " Earwigs really live in someone's ear in this book. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Darlene | 1/7/2014

    " One of my favs of all time. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Deanne | 1/6/2014

    " Took a little while to get into and there was a lot of different perspectives. Was left wondering if the book was based on real people in history and what was known about them. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah Wheeler | 12/31/2013

    " This was a real pleasure to read. Tremain's writing is very poetic and her characters compelling. A colourful insight into 17th century Denmark. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Patti Freeman | 12/17/2013

    " What a great piece of historical fiction! Very original story. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Margaret | 10/24/2013

    " Took me a while to get into this one, with the short vignettes about many characters, but overall found it compelling and thoughtful, very well written, and even learned some history "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jill | 7/25/2013

    " Interesting historical novel set in Denmark, it's the story of several characters including King Christian, his wife consort Kristen, lutenist Peter Claire, mysterious Emilia who becomes Kristen's maid-in-waiting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Ellen Wilkinson | 6/10/2013

    " I was looking forward to reading this historical novel as i enjoy reading about history in a fictional context however, i Just could not get past the faux writing style trying to mimic the period the novel was written in. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Norah | 5/15/2013

    " I found this a bit heavy going, so released at the Belfast 2012 Bookcrossing Xmas party... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Renee | 2/2/2013

    " A little drawn out but I enjoyed the time period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jenny Land | 7/7/2012

    " Absolutely one of the most beautifully written historical novels I've read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nadine | 12/8/2010

    " Beautiful, subtle historical novel. The period is evoked through character and plot, not description. The kind of novel that gets better and better the more I think about it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Karen | 3/26/2009

    " This was a great read as I recall back in 2001. It got me back reading after a bit of a slump. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Vicki | 1/30/2009

    " Couldn't get into it - didn't get any further than page 60ish. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Lauryll | 10/17/2007

    " It was alright - entertaining but no King Henry VIII!! "

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About the Author
Author Rose Tremain

Rose Tremain’s bestselling novels have won many awards, including the Orange Prize, the Whitbread Novel of the Year, the James Tait Black Memorial Prize, and the Prix Femina Étranger. Restoration, the first of her novels to feature Robert Merivel, was short-listed for the Booker Prize in 1989 and made into a film in 1995. She lives in Norfolk and London with her husband, biographer Richard Holmes.

About the Narrator

Jenny Agutter is an English film and television actress. She began her career as a child actor in the mid 1960s, starring in the BBC television series The Railway Children and the film adaptation of the same book. She moved on to adult roles with Walkabout, An American Werewolf in London, Logan’s Run, and Equus.