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Extended Audio Sample The Plague Tales, by Ann Benson
3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (776 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Ann Benson Narrator: Juliet Stevenson Publisher: Bantam Doubleday Dell Audio Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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Fourteenth-century physician Alejandro Canches, caught performing a forbidden autopsy in his Spanish homeland, flees through Europe at the time of the Black Death to escape execution for his heretical deed. When he arrives at the Papal city of Avignon, he is conscripted to serve as a Plague Doctor, and sent against his wishes to the court of England's Edward III.

Unfolding in dramatic counterpoint is the story of American medical archaeologist Janie Crowe, in England at the turn of the twenty-first century to recover from the tragic loss of her family. She digs up a medieval artifact as part of her research, and unwittingly releases a deadly plague bacteria on an unprepared world.

In a future where antibiotics are useless and a past where death is an ever-present fear, these two unwilling heroes from two different centuries are linked by history and defined by circumstance. Here are their stories - the plague tales. Download and start listening now!


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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Ashley | 2/16/2014

    " I happened on this book by accident and was pleasantly surprised by how good it was. I liked how the author mixed the future and the past and had the events in the different times play off eachother. I liked this book well enough to put on my "favorites" shelf and I occasionally reread it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 by Christine Verstraete | 2/13/2014

    " Discoverd this book by accident and wow! Great details, alternate history in alternating chapters, medieval and modern day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by B | 2/9/2014

    " Parallel tales of 14th century plague ridden London and a futuristic society afflicted with a similar plague. Interesting "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Christa | 2/4/2014

    " Entertaining book but nothing spectacular. "

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