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The Skull and the Nightingale

Michael Irwin

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Genres:

Fiction

Description:

Michael Irwin's The Skull and the Nightingale is a chilling and deliciously dark, literary novel of manipulation and sex, intrigue and seduction, set in 18th-century England. When Richard Fenwick returns to London, his wealthy godfather, James Gilbert, has an unexpected proposition. Gilbert has led a sedate life in Worcestershire, but feels the urge to experience, even vicariously, the extremes of human feeling: love, passion, and something much more sinister. It becomes apparent that Gilbert desires news filled with tales of carousing, flirtation, excess, and London's more salacious side. But Gilbert's elaborate and manipulative "experiments" into the workings of human behavior soon drag Richard into a Faustian vortex of betrayal and danger where lives are ruined and tragedy is only a step away. With echoes of Dangerous Liaisons, Michael Irwin's The Skull and the Nightingale is an urgent period drama that seduces the senses.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Steve West

Length:

14h 2m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

00:42


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

24:29


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

34:41


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

29:06


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

30:22


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

22:06


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

33:53


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

28:44


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

25:56


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

23:10


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

31:42


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

43:01


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

36:14


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

21:38


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

28:46


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

53:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

29:17


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

36:29


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

35:58


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

31:01


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

25:58


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

24:59


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

13:56


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

26:34


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

33:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

18:42


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

31:12


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

39:11


Chapter 29
Chapter 29

26:31


Chapter 30
Chapter 30

00:59