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The Waringham Chronicles, Volume 2: The Wheel of Fortune

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Series: The Waringham Chronicles, Book 2
Length: 17 hrs and 39 mins
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“If you enjoyed the epic historical fiction drama Scarlet City, you’ll love returning to that world for The Waringham Chronicles - an ambitious six volume series set against an ever changing backdrop of war, plague, revolution and political intrigue. Narrated by the always exceptional Miriam Margolyes and performed by a full cast. You’ll be hooked!” (Mariele, Audible Editor)  

“Miriam Margolyes returns to Audible in spectacular fashion as she takes on six epic adventures, guiding us through the drama of The Waringham Chronicles supported by a fantastic cast who fully embrace these fantastic stories.” (Matthew, Audible Editor)  

Publisher's Summary

Robin has made a powerful ally in the Duke of Lancaster. But he has made powerful enemies too: not only his childhood adversary Mortimer, but the sadistic knight Peter de Gray. Returning to England, he is awarded the fiefdom of Fernbrook in Lancashire, where he meets the beautiful noblewoman Joanna. 

But the wheel of fortune keeps turning and as the years pass Robin and his friends must face trials and tragedies: plague, war and political intrigue are never far away. And when Fernbrook falls into the covetous hands of the irredeemably wicked young Earl of Burton, Robin must confront horrors at home which rival even the bloodshed he has experienced in the ongoing wars against France....

In the second installment of a six-part epic, Medieval Europe is brought to life in a multi-cast drama based on the novels by Rebecca Gable, author of the Scarlet City trilogy.

Featuring: Gareth Armstrong, Tim Bentinck, Will Bishop, Gabriel Clark, Clare Corbett, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David-Lloyd, Barnaby Edwards, Jonathan Firth, Philip Franks, Raj Ghatak, Helen Goldwyn, Anthony Howell, Joe Jameson, Jacqueline King, Rosalyn Landor, Damian Lynch, Michael Maloney, Miriam Margolyes, Tony Millan, Darin Nagada, Nisha Nayar, George Naylor, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, Vineeta Rishi, Dan Starkey, Alexander Vlahos, Lizzie Waterworth-Santo, Finty Williams, Sophie Winkleman and Becky Wright.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 09-04-2020

Great audiobook, narration sometimes childish

I read a few titles of the Waringham series a couple of years ago and never felt like it was a children's book but the voices in this version sometimes take out the punch of the story. Robin is now a seasoned knight who has been to war, had kids, lost a wife.. but he still speaks with a boyish voice and the narrator makes him sound stupid and naive at times (might be the producer's fault, there are many people involved in a piece like this). It would be fantastic if his parts could be rerecorded. It's really a fantastic story please don't try to make it into a children's book. It's not.

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  • D. Hooper
  • 04-04-2020

Waringham Chronicles

Well I am so into this series. Should have lived back them can’t believe we have to wait until May for next one. Love hearing the different voices.

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  • Longedge
  • 30-03-2020

I was completely absorbed.

I couldn't stop listening and now I'm impatient for the release of the third book. Excellent performances all round and completely to my taste. I've been transported to another time. I even got used to the background music which to be honest I found slightly irritating in the first book although I understand it's purpose in creating an atmosphere.

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  • vja180
  • 08-05-2020

A page turner of a listen!

Loved this book, so many twists and turns, even made me gasp out loud!

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  • n.m.elder
  • 04-05-2020

Brilliant!!

Amazing listen. Excellent Narration. Totally engaging. Comes alive in the minds eye. waiting for Volume 3 with great anticipation later in May 2020. Superbly created, written, casted and delivered.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 03-05-2020

really entertaining

enjoyed this just as much as the first book and can't wait for the 3rd one

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  • Stephanie Paul
  • 29-04-2020

Anthony Howell's voice is orgasmic

Having trouble focusing on the great story. AH's voice is doing strange things to me.

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  • Diane
  • 26-04-2020

Thoroughly enjoyable

Very enjoyable drama, love the characters, the story line and the narration by Miriam Margolyes, easy listening if you like historical drama. All the characters are well played. I’m really looking forward to the next three!

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  • Claire
  • 20-04-2020

Absolutely Brilliant

Narrators were outstanding, The story keeps you on the edge of your seat, Could hardly put it down.. Definitely not to be missed. Got to get the next one now as can't wait to find out what happens next !!!

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  • Stephen W
  • 12-04-2020

Wonderful

Story and performance kept me glued. Can't wait for part 3 to be released.

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  • arthurmo
  • 08-04-2020

Robin the woke warrior

The pace of the story is good and it’s a great way to learn more about the history of that period even cramming in Chaucer along the way, the only downsides being the main character is often a bit sanctimonious and very occasionally it felt like I was listening to a school play. I’ll be back for the third volume though.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 08-04-2020

Incredible!!!

Another great book fantastic gripping tail from a time we all wonder about in english history. A definate listen the characters come alive

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