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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (22 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Noble Smith Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A twisted tale of love lost, alluring demons, idiotic servants, beautiful ladies, magicians, spells, pirates, and duels, Stolen from Gypsies has been called a comedic tour de force comparable to Shakespeare. The unusual hero is British nobleman Ambrogio Smythe, a rich but comical hypochondriac. Obsessed by childhood memories of Gypsies, the frail but determined Ambrogio leaves his ancestral estate in Warwickshire and makes his way to Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. Happily marooned in Tuscany, Ambrogio meets a wandering storyteller who spins him a magical yarn about a Gypsy babe kidnapped by a demon. Ambrogio buys a shred of parchment as evidence and begins to write his own florid version of the saga, vowing one day to publish it in high style.

Skillfully weaving back and forth between Ambrogio’s Italian sojourn and “The Gypsy’s Tale,” this rousing adventure is full of action and insight.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Funny and charming…While Gypsies has echoes of Shakespeare [and] Cyrano…[it] lies in some mad classification all its own.”

    Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction

  • “Full of bawdy humor and slapstick comedy…a parody of medieval romance literature. Smith’s novel will delight and entertain.”

    Booklist (featured review)

  • “So witty and funny that I found myself laughing out loud. Smith delivers on every page.”

    Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy

  • “This book is a pure delight.”

    Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Amy | 5/4/2013

    " silly adventure that is not unlike *the princess bride* only with more colorful language. fun glossary in the back to explain terms and provide historical narrative. a book to read if you enjoy elizabethan swear words (google it if you are clueless). "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Sydney | 4/5/2013

    " I read this in a day, seriously, I couldn't stop laughing. It was like Mel Brooks got on cahoots with Eric Idle. Ridiculously silly, bawdy, entertaining to the last. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Linda | 2/20/2012

    " Thoroughly enjoyable, lighthearted, endlessly witty entertainment, sharp as the sword of the podesta's pasty and villainous son. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Rainbow | 7/30/2011

    " Vocabulary great and story very humorous. A little hard to keep track of the characters in the story and the characters in the story within the story, but maybe it's just me. Highly recommend. "

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About the Author
Author Noble Smith

Noble Smith is an author and award-winning playwright who has worked as a video-game writer, a documentary film executive producer, and the media director of an international human rights foundation. He is the author of the novella Stolen from Gypsies, the nonfiction book The Wisdom of the Shire: A Short Guide to a Long and Happy Life, and the first book in the Warrior Trilogy, Sons of Zeus. He lives in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and children.