Download Queens' Play: Book Two in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles Audiobook

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Author: Dorothy Dunnett Narrator: David Monteath Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Series: The Lymond Chronicles Release Date: May 2019 ISBN: 9781984844491
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This second book in the legendary Lymond Chronicles follows Francis Crawford of Lymond who has been abruptly called into the service of Mary Queen of Scots.

Though she is only a little girl, the Queen is already the object of malicious intrigues that extend from her native country to the court of France. It is to France that Lymond must travel, exercising his sword hand and his agile wit while also undertaking the most unlikely of masquerades, all to make sure that his charge's royal person stays intact. Download and start listening now!


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  • A very stylish blend of high romance and high camp. Her hero, the enigmatic Lymond, [is] Byron crossed with Lawrence of Arabia. . . . He moves in an aura of intrigue, hidden menace and sheer physical daring. Times Literary Supplement (London)
  • With shrewd psychological insight and a rare gift of narrative and descriptive power, Dorothy Dunnett reveals the color, wit, lushness . . . and turbulent intensity of one of Europe’s greatest eras. Raleigh News and Observer
  • Expert entertainment. . . . Dunnett can describe a duel more convincingly than Dumas. The New York Times Book Review
  • Dunnett is a name to conjure with. Her work exemplifies the best the genre can offer. The Christian Science Monitor
  • Ingenious and exceptional . . . its effect brilliant, its pace swift and colorful and its multi-linear plot spirited and absorbing. Boston Herald
  • Dunnett evokes the sixteenth century with an amazing richness of allusion and scholarship, while keeping a firm control on an intricately twisting narrative. She has another more unusual quality . . . an ability to check her imagination with irony, to mix high romance with wit. Sunday Times (London)
  • Dorothy Dunnett is a storyteller who could teach Scheherazade a thing or two about suspense, pace and invention. The New York Times
  • [Lymond] is arguably the perfect romantic hero. The Guardian
  • A masterpiece of historical fiction. The Washington Post
  • Dorothy Dunnett is one of the greatest talespinners since Dumas . . . breathlessly exciting. Cleveland Plain Dealer
  • Exciting, dangerous, fascinating. The Boston Globe

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About the Author

Dorothy Dunnett (1923–2001) was the author of many novels, including the six-volume Lymond Chronicles, King Hereafter, Moroccan Traffic, and the House of Niccolò sequence.

About the Narrator

David Monteath is a voice talent and audiobook narrator. He was born in Glasgow and grew up in Milngavie and in the Highlands before returning to Glasgow. He appeared in various television productions during his teens. He trained at the Webber-Douglas Academy of Dramatic Art and spent many years with the Citizens Theatre in Glasgow. He is now best known as a voice actor and owns his own recording studio. He has voiced many thousand television and radio commercials as well as corporate narrations.