Scales of Gold : The House of Niccolo

  • by Dorothy Dunnett
  • Narrated by Gordon Griffin
  • Series: The House of Niccolo
  • 27 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The year 1464 finds our hero Nicholas in Venice. Plagued by enemies, he sets sail for Africa, legendary location of the Fountain of Youth and the source of gold, where he discovers the charms of the beautiful Gelis - a woman whose passion for Nicholas is rivalled only by her desire to punish him for his role in her sister's death…


What the Critics Say

"A glorious panorama of medieval times ... The historical research is impeccable" (Sunday Express)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

One of her best, and well performed

Dunnett's books are difficult to narrate with variety, liveliness, and intelligence. This narrator managed it with one of the best books in the series. Dunnett is unmatched in modern literature. if you decide to read her, know that you will be spoiled for the rest of modern fiction. She makes all other novels read like pablum.
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- Sheila

now can we get the lymond chronicles whispersynced

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?


What other book might you compare Scales of Gold to and why?

the rest of the series, plus the lymond chronicles, because dunnett is the best.

Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

of course. 14 books, one wishes never to leave

Any additional comments?

we're getting there, now PLEASE WHISPERSYNC THE LYMOND CHRONICLES! That would be a whole new revenue stream for you, with people gobbling all these books up at 3.99, just like niccolo!

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- artteacher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-06-2014
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks