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The King's Exile - (Thomas Hill 2)

Andrew Swanston

Spring, 1648. When Thomas Hill, a bookseller living in rural Hampshire, publishes a political pamphlet he has little idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested, forced on a boat to Barbados and condemned to life as a slave to two of the island's most notoriously violent brothers. In England war has erupted again, with London under threat of attack. When news of the king's execution reaches the island, political stability is threatened and a fleet commanded by Sir George Ayscue arrives to take control of the island for Cromwell. The threat of violence increases. Thomas finds himself witness to abuse, poison, rape and savage brutality. When a coded message from Ayscue to a sympathiser on the island is intercepted, Thomas is asked to decipher it. A disastrous battle seems inevitable. But nothing turns out as planned. And as the death toll mounts, the escape Thomas has been relying on seems ever more unlikely…

Spring, 1648. When Thomas Hill, a bookseller living in rural Hampshire, publishes a political pamphlet he has little idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested, forced on a boat to Barbados and condemned to life as a slave to two of the island's most notoriously violent brothers. In England war has erupted again, with London under threat of attack. When news of the king's execution reaches the island, political stability is threatened and a fleet commanded by Sir George Ayscue arrives to take control of the island for Cromwell. The threat of violence increases. Thomas finds himself witness to abuse, poison, rape and savage brutality. When a coded message from Ayscue to a sympathiser on the island is intercepted, Thomas is asked to decipher it. A disastrous battle seems inevitable. But nothing turns out as planned. And as the death toll mounts, the escape Thomas has been relying on seems ever more unlikely…
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Spring, 1648. When Thomas Hill, a bookseller living in rural Hampshire, publishes a political pamphlet he has little idea of the trouble that will follow. He is quickly arrested, forced on a boat to Barbados and condemned to life as a slave to two of the island's most notoriously violent brothers. In England war has erupted again, with London under threat of attack. When news of the king's execution reaches the island, political stability is threatened and a fleet commanded by Sir George Ayscue arrives to take control of the island for Cromwell. The threat of violence increases. Thomas finds himself witness to abuse, poison, rape and savage brutality. When a coded message from Ayscue to a sympathiser on the island is intercepted, Thomas is asked to decipher it. A disastrous battle seems inevitable. But nothing turns out as planned. And as the death toll mounts, the escape Thomas has been relying on seems ever more unlikely…

Language:

English

Narrators:

David Thorpe

Length:

11h 7m


Chapters

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

11:12


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:02


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

16:30


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

10:46


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

18:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

31:08


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

09:56


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

36:40


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:04


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:57


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

04:44


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

05:17


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

13:33


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

17:06


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

17:59


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

01:12:46


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

08:18


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

39:14


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:36


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

47:19


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

19:28


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

06:26


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:16


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

29:07


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

45:03


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

16:57


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

52:59


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

31:02


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

21:54


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

02:16