So if you have followed me for any length of time you know that I use audiobooks a lot. I select books often read by the author, especial for non fiction, and listen while cleaning the kitchen, driving in the car, folding laundry, you name it I use this feature. I’ve written before about making time for reading and the different ways I access audiobooks, read those tips here, but I’ll be honest and say I have never used audible. When I was offered Song at Dawn on audible it opened up yet another avenue for me to listen to books. I was so excited to listen and will tell you that the book itself is incredibly well written. The narrator’s voice is well selected and I found it a great fit for the story, which for me is key when selecting an audiobook and is often why I choose nonfiction books read by the author themselves. Here’s some more information about the book. If you are an audiobook listener I hope you’ll give it a shot and if you have never tried it before but I looking for a well written tale maybe this is where you can start!
Author: Jean Gill
Narrator: Jake Urry
Length: 12 hours 48 minutes
Series: The Troubadours Quartet, Volume 1
Publisher: Jean Gill
Released: Apr. 24, 2018
Genre: Historical Fiction
On the run from abuse, Estela wakes in a ditch with only her lute, her amazing voice, and a dagger hidden in her underskirt. Her talent finds a patron in Aliénor of Aquitaine and more than a music tutor in the queen’s finest troubadour and commander of the Guard, Dragonetz los Pros.
Weary of war, Dragonetz uses Jewish money and Moorish expertise to build that most modern of inventions, a papermill, arousing the wrath of the church. Their enemies gather, ready to light the political and religious powder keg of medieval Narbonne.
Set in the period following the Second Crusade, Jean Gill’s spellbinding romantic thrillers evoke medieval France with breathtaking accuracy. The characters soar and include amazing women like Eleanor of Aquitaine and Ermengarda of Narbonne, who shaped history in battles and in bedchambers.
“Historical fiction at its best.” (Karen Charlton, author of the Detective Lavender Mysteries)
Jean Gill is a Welsh writer and photographer living in the south of France with two scruffy dogs, a beehive named ‘Endeavour’, a Nikon D750 and a man. For many years, she taught English and was the first woman to be a secondary headteacher in Wales. She is mother or stepmother to five children so life was hectic.
Publications are varied, including prize-winning poetry and novels, military history, translated books on dog training, and a cookery book on goat cheese. With Scottish parents, an English birthplace and French residence, she can usually support the winning team on most sporting occasions.
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Jake Urry has been narrating and producing Audiobooks since February 2016, and in that time has released 28 titles, including The Cryptic Lines by Richard Storry, White is the Coldest Colour and A Mind to Kill by John Nicholl, the PI Harlan Ulrich series by Ambrose Ibsen, The Tesla Gate by John D. Mimms, and The Dragon Apocalypse Series by James Maxey. In 2018 Jake will be working on a wide range of Audiobooks across the genres of Mystery, Thriller, Fantasy, Horror and Sci-Fi.
I received this audiobook as part of my participation in a blog tour with Audiobookworm Promotions. The tour is being sponsored by Jake Urry. The gifting of this audiobook did not affect my opinion of it.
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