Slave to Fortune by D.J. Munro audiobook

Slave to Fortune

By D.J. Munro
Read by Matthew Lloyd Davies

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14.19 Hours Unabridged
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Slave to Fortune is an award-winning historical novel. Tom Cheke's world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid. Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a promising, new life only to have it shattered once more. Another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations. This is a remarkable account of how a young man comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt. In Slave to Fortune, D. J. Munro skillfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendor of Malta and the canals of Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight. With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent book that will spark curiosity and keep listeners enthralled.

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Summary

Summary

Slave to Fortune is an award-winning historical novel. Tom Cheke's world is turned upside-down when he is kidnapped from his home by Barbary corsairs during an audacious night raid.

Sold into slavery in seventeenth-century Algiers, Tom carves out a promising, new life only to have it shattered once more. Another twist of fate throws him into the hands of a Scottish knight of the Order of St John and into a turbulent world of ciphers, spies and assassinations.

This is a remarkable account of how a young man comes of age, grasping life from the setbacks of fortune. It is a tale of friendship and reconciliation, of intrigue and deceit, in which trust is betrayed and deep-rooted beliefs and values are cast into doubt.

In Slave to Fortune, D. J. Munro skillfully captures a bygone era of galleons and gunpowder as the plot twists from the alleyways of Algiers, through the splendor of Malta and the canals of Venice, to maritime Portsmouth and the rustic charms of the Isle of Wight.

With echoes of Robert Louis Stevenson's classic adventure novel Kidnapped and J. Meade Falkner's Moonfleet, Slave to Fortune is an uplifting, intelligent book that will spark curiosity and keep listeners enthralled.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

One of those boosk that brings to life a piece of the past that's little known . . . It has the feel of a classic The Glasgow Herald (UK)

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Author Bio: D.J. Munro

Author Bio: D.J. Munro

DJ Munro’s novel writing has a traditional style, drawing influence from classic authors of the late 19th and early 20th centuries. Into his writing he injects modern themes, ensuring relevance to readers today. Years of late-night research and writing resulted in his debut novel -Slave to Fortune-first published in 2015. The novel was a first place category winner for historical fiction at the Chanticleer International Book Awards (2017) and also won the Grand Prize for young adult fiction.

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Available Formats : Digital Download
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 14.19
Audience: Adult
Language: English