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Waiting for part 2 was so worth it! As the first part "Apprentice - Scarlet City" this second one is excellent and impeccably done.
Too bad we have to wait until April for the third part!
I hope Audible increases the amount of dramatic audio books with the quality of Scarlet City by Rebecca Gable.
Jonah has come of age, his influence is wider and his merchant empire is growing. Yet he still has enemies and with his growing influence come bigger problems as even the King starts to rely on him. Yet, it seems there are only very few people he can really trust to have his best interests at heart.
This is an excellent continuation of a finely plotted story as we enjoy Jonah's clever machinations, savour his victories and watch over his frustrations. It's all superbly delivered with the same high quality narration by Miriam Margolyes, fine acting by the top quality cast and to my tastes at least perfectly executed sound effects and backing music. The character of the story is a little different with Jonah being an established man now but it's a very natural continuation.
To my mind at least this is Audible hitting the absolute sweet spot with its Audio drama and I'd recommend it to anyone who enjoys the format. It's absolutely on the money.
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A story following the life of a 14th century London cloth merchant doesn’t sound particularly riveting, but it is. Part II is just as enjoyable as Scarlet City: Apprentice.
You’ll need to allow the story 30 minutes to get back into its stride, and you to familiarise yourself with the characters again, but when it does the twists and turns keep you hooked.
Roll on 5th April ‘18 for the third and final instalment.
At the time of writing there are two 1* reviews due to not being able to load Scarlet City: Rise. Why?? If you have similar problems please speak with Audible Customer Services who should be able to resolve any issues. Leaving a 1* review won’t help and reflects negatively on a great production.
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