Download The Ringed Castle: Book Five in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles Audiobook

The Ringed Castle: Book Five in the Legendary Lymond Chronicles Audiobook, by Dorothy Dunnett Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
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: 9781984844552
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For the first time Dunnett's Lymond Chronicles are available in the United States in quality paperback editions.

Fifth in the legendary Lymond Chronicles, The Ringed Castle leaps from Mary Tudor's England to the barbaric Russia of Ivan the Terrible. Francis Crawford of Lymond moves to Muscovy, where he becomes advisor and general to the half-mad tsar. Yet even as Lymond tries to civilize a court that is still frozen in the attitudes of the Middle Ages, forces in England conspire to enlist this infinitely useful man in their own schemes. Download and start listening now!


Quotes & Awards

  • Exciting, dangerous, fascinating. The Boston Globe
  • [Dunnett’s] hero. . .is as polished and perceptive as Lord Peter Wimsey and as resourceful as James Bond. The New York Times Book Review
  • Vivid, engaging, densely plotted. . . . Dunnett is a master of suspense and misdirection. The New York Times
  • “A masterpiece of historical fiction. The Washington Post
  • “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 
  • “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 
  • “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
  • “[Lymond] is arguably the perfect romantic hero.
    The Guardian

    “Dorothy Dunnett is one of the greatest talespinners since Dumas . . . breathlessly exciting.
  • Dunnett is a name to conjure with. Her work exemplifies the best the genre can offer.
    Christian Science Monitor
  • “Ingenious and exceptional . . . its effect brilliant, its pace swift and colorful and its multi-linear plot spirited and absorbing.
    Boston Herald

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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.