[Free books] Apprentice - Scarlet City - Part I: An Audible Original Drama (Audio Download): Amazon.co.uk: Rebecca Gablé, Douglas Booth, Miriam Margolyes, Alison Steadman, Finty Williams, Tracy-Ann Oberman, Raymond Coulthard, Audible Studios: Audible AudiobooksAuthor Rebecca Gablé – Circuitwiringdiagram.co

Please note This title contains explicit language and scenes of a graphic sexual nature This Original multicast drama blends history with fiction to tell the story of Jonah, a young apprentice from London who raises himself from poverty by wit and luck to become one of the most powerful merchants of the age A rags to riches tale, Jonah s journey spans the breadth of human experience, from the intricacies of Edward III s political intrigues to the cutthroat world of international trade, from the triumphs of war to the agonies of personal loss love, friendship, joy, heartbreak and glory Set largely in London, the Scarlet City, the centre of medieval England, the Scarlet City trilogy is a thrilling portrait of the age and the people who made it so rich, colourful and extraordinary London,Jonah Durham grows up in the household of his tyrannical cousin Rupert, and only his grandmother, the calculating Cecilia Hillock, recognizes his talent and intelligence After her death he inherits a handsome fortune, bestowing him with both wealth and independence but also the wrath of his increasingly dangerous cousin However, a fateful encounter with the young King Edward III is set to radically change Jonah s life and the future of English cloth production Told in three parts, hear Medieval London come to life in this historical epic, Audible Original s most ambitious production to date Narrated by Miriam Margolyes, OBE Harry Potter and the Chamber of Secrets, Romeo Juliet, Mulan and starring Douglas Booth Riot Club, Loving Vincent, Shelley as Jonah, and Alison Steadman, OBE Gavin and Stacey, Orphan Black, Shirley Valentine as Cecilia Hillock Also featuring Daniel Anthony, Josephine Arden, John Banks, Timothy Bentinck, Clare Buckfield, Beth Chalmers, Elliot Chapman, Trevor Cooper, Oliver Coopersmith, Raymond Coulthard, Gareth David Lloyd, Richard Earl, Andrew French, Helen Goldwyn, James Joyce, Olly McCauley, Tony Millan, Tracy Ann Oberman, Katarina Olsson, Steven Pacey, Nicholas Pegg, Nigel Planer, Siobh n Redmond, Christopher Ryan, David Schofield, Dan Starkey, Sarah Sutton, Alexander Vlahos, Niky Wardley, Finty Williams, Claire Wyatt

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  1. Simon Simon says:

    The short version of this review is that I have pre ordered part two of this series already .In slightly words this is a sumptuous production of a very decent story It s not quite my usual fayre but boy did this chase away the M25 blues on a long drive You only have to look at the quality of the cast involved to guess how good some of the acting is More than that it s the form of presentation that really seals the deal though Having a narrator to push the story along makes such a positive difference compared to an out and out radio play where too often the dialogue is burdened by the need to carry the story and set the scene and so ends up sounding unnatural and stilted Here the actors are left to play their parts with much greater authenticity The music adds texture, the sound affects ambience and I even enjoyed the longer gaps between chapters which allowed key points of the story time to sink in though I suspect they will possibly irritate some.The story itself is an Edwardian Alan Sugar rags to riches tale and Jonah the lead really does have credulity stretching luck in being in the right place at the right time which is key to his progress It s an enjoyable romp and if you re willing to grant the author some license quite exciting too.I m very much looking forwards to this one continuing It s a top quality production and it really does show in that the time spent listening to it passes very, very quickly Audible should have a real hit on their hands with this one

  2. B Gillingham B Gillingham says:

    Really enjoying series maybe just little less music

  3. 0071896 0071896 says:

    To be honest, I am German and I have read the book years ago and loved the German audible version when it finally was released two years ago The author is a studied historian and has her main emphasis in medieval England, so you won t find these alternative facts in the plot we talk about that often recently The story itself is magnificent to me.BUT what I didn t expect is that I d like the translation of the play even The English speakers are to kneel down The background sounds are so carefully prepared You just feel to be right in the center of medieval London Great Job

  4. Pamela Scott Pamela Scott says:

    Apprentice was a joy to listen to, I loved it I got completely absorbed in this audio drama The original book is in German so I won t be able to read it unless they release an English translation Apprentice is much than just a word to word translation it s a big cast audio drama I enjoyed listening to it The narration is spot on I was engrossed throughout and am looking forward to listening to part 2, Rise Apprentice is not always easy to listen to The drama is very dark at times There s a lot of violence, both physical and sexual You could argue this may not always be necessary but I never felt like it didn t belong as part of the story What I liked about Apprentice is that is defied my expectations Jonah is not your typical protagonist that you automatically feel sorry for At times he s a brute but I felt great empathy for him nevertheless.

  5. Pamela Pamela says:

    Having seen some ludicrously glowing reviews, I see only two options There are people in small cubicles in distant lands paid to write five star reviews for products, or people need to hear voices to mask the silence and aloneness of life Therefore someone could listen to the 1971 NewYork telephone directory being read and be happy But if it truly is this book, then it makes a mockery of anything taught on writing, and the world is even illogical and paradoxical than could be imagined.A stellar cast reads it, it is an excellent production, but it cannot disguise the blandness of a piece of writing It will remain one of life s mysteries how such a high caliber production was involved with this inaccurate story.Much of the narrative is clich , for instance, it was a dark and stormy night yes really and he knew London like the back of his hand The story is implausible with oversimplified two dimensional characters I honestly thought it might have been written as an early reader for the eight year old age range, were it not for the explicit sex and violence.

  6. TVBH TVBH says:

    Pretty good Engaging enough to want to listen to the next one However not good enough to pay the price they are asking 21.87 on sale from 24.99 and definitely not good enough to want to binge listen, even if I had all audio books at my disposal Audible have done a fine job in the production The actors reading are very good Miriam Margolyes is great and the production quality is very good However the actual story, writing and characters are average character likability, story intrigue and technical execution of writing Definitely worth listening to, but again not great and definitely not worth 24.99 list price Would have given 3.5 Stars if available.

  7. Llanylady Llanylady says:

    Never having read a Mills and Boon perhaps I am not qualified to make this comment, but to my mind this was a slightly upmarket book of that genre Having plodded on to the bitter end, I asked myself how in a book of that length so little happened I didn t engage with any of the characters and thought them poorly drawn I had hoped to have discovered a riveting new series Instead I returned the book.

  8. Anne Anne says:

    Very poor standard of writing Characters very flat and uninteresting Historical background explained to listener as though it was a primary school lesson Presumably the star cast was well paid as I can t otherwise think why they would have agreed to do it The drama with stock sound effects is irritating I certainly won t be wasting my money on part 2..