Stolen from Gypsies by Noble Smith audiobook

Stolen from Gypsies

By Noble Smith
Read by Frederick Davidson

Blackstone Publishing

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781470889685

  • ISBN: 9780786198368

  • ISBN: 9780786196746

Runtime: 8.09 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A twisted tale of love lost, alluring demons, idiotic servants, beautiful ladies, magicians, spells, pirates, and duels, Stolen from Gypsies has been called a comedic tour de force comparable to Shakespeare. The unusual hero is British nobleman Ambrogio Smythe, a rich but comical hypochondriac. Obsessed by childhood memories of Gypsies, the frail but determined Ambrogio leaves his ancestral estate in Warwickshire and makes his way to Italy during the Napoleonic Wars. Happily marooned in Tuscany, Ambrogio meets a wandering storyteller who spins him a magical yarn about a Gypsy babe kidnapped by a demon. Ambrogio buys a shred of parchment as evidence and begins to write his own florid version of the saga, vowing one day to publish it in high style.

Skillfully weaving back and forth between Ambrogio’s Italian sojourn and “The Gypsy’s Tale,” this rousing adventure is full of action and insight.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Funny and charming…While Gypsies has echoes of Shakespeare [and] Cyrano…[it] lies in some mad classification all its own.” Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction
“Full of bawdy humor and slapstick comedy…a parody of medieval romance literature. Smith’s novel will delight and entertain.” Booklist (featured review)
“So witty and funny that I found myself laughing out loud. Smith delivers on every page.” Alfred Uhry, author of Driving Miss Daisy
“This book is a pure delight.” Peter S. Beagle, author of The Last Unicorn

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Author

Author Bio: Noble Smith

Author Bio: Noble Smith

Noble Smith is the Franchise Narrative Director of Microsoft’s legendary video game series Age of Empires from Xbox Game Studios. He is an award-winning playwright, documentary film executive producer, and author of The Wisdom of the Shire—a book about the philosophy of Tolkien’s Hobbits (translated into eight languages). And the epic historical fiction trilogy Nikias of Plataea (Thomas Dunne Books/St. Martin’s Press) set in ancient Greece during the Peloponnesian War.

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Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 8.09
Audience: Adult
Language: English