Stolen from Gypsies

  • by Noble Smith
  • Narrated by Frederick Davidson
  • 7 hrs and 58 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

A twisted tale indeed, featuring love lost, alluring demons, idiotic servants, beautiful ladies, magicians, spells, pirates, and duels, Stolen from Gypsies has been called a comedic tour de force comparable to Shakespeare. The unusual hero is British nobleman Ambrogio Smythe, a rich but comical hypochondriac. Obsessed by childhood memories of Gypsies, the frail but determined Ambrogio leaves his ancestral estate in Warwickshire and makes his way to Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. Finding himself happily marooned in Tuscany, Ambrogio meets a wandering storyteller who spins him a magical yarn about a Gypsy babe kidnapped by a demon. Ambrogio buys a shred of parchment as evidence and begins to write his own florid version of the saga, vowing one day to publish it in high style.
With a sure hand, the author takes us back and forth from Ambrogio's Italian abode to "The Gypsy's Tale" in a rousing adventure full of action and insight.


What the Critics Say

"Full of bawdy humor and slapstick comedy....A parody of medieval romance literature. Smith's novel will delight and entertain." (Booklist)


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Customer Reviews

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do not waste one minute thinking about this one! you'll have your moneys worth in the first 20 minutes! this is absolutely one of the best productions i have ever heard! Nobel and Frederick are a spectacular combination!
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- Thomas

fantastic listen

Imagine Shakespearean plots mixed with Monty Python humor, sprinkle in a touch of Faust and Fractured Fairy Tales all combine into a hilarious tale-within-a-tale, and you'll have Stolen From Gypsies. Well told, well written, well performed and well worth your listen!
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- Lillian

Book Details

  • Release Date: 10-06-2005
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.