Queens' Play : The Lymond Chronicles

  • by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Narrated by Andrew Napier
  • Series: The Lymond Chronicles
  • 19 hrs and 44 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

This is the second book in the famous Lymond Chronicals by Dorothy Dunnett, exploring the intricacies of 16th century history through the exploits of the soldier Francis Crawford of Lymond. In Queens Play, Crawford is despatched to France and embarks on a nightmare game of hide and seek in the court of Henri II...


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A wonderfully complex, satisfying story

One of my all-time favorite books, now in Audible. Terrific! Listening to this really makes you hear everything. Dunnett is an amazing writer, and Francis Crawford of Lymond is an amazing character. Subtle, smart and flawed, you never get bored. Queen's Play is a detailed look at the French Court and Lymond's time with them is mesmerizing and at times, hilarious. I found I got more out of the story by listening to it, because it forced me to hear every word. Although I've read this many times, I was hearing parts of this complex story that somehow I'd missed previously!

Dunnett's use of language is remarkable, reminding me at times of Shakespeare. It was fascinating to hear it read, with all the complexity of the quotations, accents, and languages.

Napier's narration was wonderful. At first I thought that he was too fast, as the action moves so quickly, it can be hard to follow. Yet as the story moved on, I found him to be perfect, as I got into the rhythm of his cadence. His accents, and his French, just added to the story.

Can't wait to listen to the rest of the series, and hope they add 'Game of Kings'.
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- Suzanne

Lymond's back but where's Book 1 THE GAME OF KINGS

Would you listen to Queens' Play again? Why?

Having anxiously waited for what seems to be forever, finally The Lymond Chronicles!

Audible, please make the The Game of Kings (Book 1) available as quickly as possible! These books should be savored in the order they were written and as I have read them in the "old-fashioned" way atleast once a year since they were originally released in print.

It is so wonderful to have the books currently available read by such an accomplished narrator. Beautiful inflexion; realistic and measured pace just as I would have imagined Ms. Dunnett to have meant.

So very pleased!! I will keep these books in "My Library" for always!

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- Grace

Book Details

  • Release Date: 11-07-2013
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks