Download The Skull and the Nightingale Audiobook

The Skull and the Nightingale Audiobook, by Michael Irwin Extended Sample Click for printable size audiobook cover
Author: Michael Irwin Narrator: Steve West Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: July 2013 ISBN: 9780062263339
0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book)
Regular Price: $27.99 Add to Cart
— or —
BEST PRICE!
FlexPass™ Price: $19.95$7.95$7.95 for new members!
Add to Cart learn more )

Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale is a chilling and deliciously dark, literary novel of manipulation and sex, intrigue and seduction, set in 18th-century England.
 
When Richard Fenwick returns to London, his wealthy godfather, James Gilbert, has an unexpected proposition. Gilbert has led a sedate life in Worcestershire, but feels the urge to experience, even vicariously, the extremes of human feeling: love, passion, and something much more sinister.
 
It becomes apparent that Gilbert desires news filled with tales of carousing, flirtation, excess, and London’s more salacious side. But Gilbert’s elaborate and manipulative “experiments” into the workings of human behavior soon drag Richard into a Faustian vortex of betrayal and danger where lives are ruined and tragedy is only a step away.
 
With echoes of Dangerous Liaisons, Michael Irwin’s The Skull and the Nightingale is an urgent period drama that seduces the senses.

Download and start listening now!

b7qj

Quotes & Awards

  • “Irwin creates an atmospheric portrait of the Georgian world in which this ambivalent rake’s progress takes place.”

    Sunday Times (London)

  • “Evokes Tom Jones, The Crimson Petal and the White, and Les Liaisons Dangereuses…Irwin has crafted a terrific historical novel, and an even better psychological thriller.”

    Entertainment Weekly

  • “Provocative.”

    Booklist

  • “A tale of morals, intriguingly told.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Reviews

Be the first to write a review about this audiobook!
Write a Review

About the Author

Michael Irwin is an emeritus professor of English literature at the University of Kent in Canterbury, where he specialized in eighteenth and nineteenth-century literature. His published work included a full-length study of Fielding and essays on Defoe, Richardson, Sterne, Smollett, Johnson, and Pope. He lives in Kent. 

About the Narrator

Steve West, the winner of multiple Earphones Awards for narration, is an international actor who has starred on London’s prestigious West End stage, including productions of Mamma Mia! and Oh, What a Night! He is widely known for his television and film work in both the United States and the UK, and he has performed for Queen Elizabeth II at Buckingham Palace. He hosts his own television show for the UK live from Los Angeles.