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  • The Gameshouse

  • The Serpent, The Thief and The Master
  • By: Claire North
  • Narrated by: Peter Kenny
  • Length: 11 hrs and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 20

From Claire North comes an audio exclusive. For the first time, all three novellas have been released as one edition, set in the ingenious and thrilling world of the Gameshouse. Novella one: The Serpent. In 17th-century Venice exists a mysterious establishment known only as the Gameshouse. There, fortunes are made and fortunes are broken over games of chess, backgammon and every other game under the sun. But those whom fortune favours may be invited to compete in the higher league.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • An interesting trilogy of novellas

  • By Orla on 23-04-2017

An interesting trilogy of novellas

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-04-2017

I listened to all three over the space of two days and really enjoyed them. The concept of the Gameshouse is interesting and, along with its characters, very well delivered. I love the way Claire North can write about life in very different ages, right up to modern day, without it coming across awkward or clichéd. Highly recommend, even more so if you enjoy her other books.

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