The Lion's Skin


Read by Carol Pelster

(4.6 stars; 42 reviews)

Justin Caryll was an unwilling hero: an unwilling plotter of revenge, an unwilling spy and an unwilling pursuer of the woman he loves. Justin must thread a perilous path through various sticky wickets, between the machinations of his foster father, the violence of his brother, the relentless pursuit by the government's agent, his hopeless love for the hapless heroine, and the struggles of his own conscience. Fortunately, Justin is equipped with the skill and speed to lunge and parry, both verbally and with a sword, to make his way through 18th century London with plenty of aplomb, in the midst of Jacobite plots and financial finagling by the ultra rich. (10 hr 43 min)

Chapters

Chapter 1 39:10 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 2 33:08 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 3 22:33 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 4 37:42 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 5 26:34 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 6 22:38 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 7 15:59 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 8 19:02 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 9, part 1 36:42 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 9, part 2 23:09 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 10 21:16 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 11 38:13 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 12 31:31 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 13 35:06 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 14 23:08 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 15 21:05 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 16 27:19 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 17 19:01 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 18 25:42 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 19 19:06 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 20 30:30 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 21 27:32 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 22 32:07 Read by Carol Pelster
Chapter 23 15:10 Read by Carol Pelster

Reviews

Bravo from Borneo


(4 stars)

Bravo Bravo. I really enjoyed this tale made all the better by the narrator's exellent reading. I shall now seek out books read by her. Rafael Sabatini is a true master of his craft and in this book he replaces his renowned daring-do storyline with a strong, convoluted plot line of intrigue and family betrayal set within the context of the early 1700s England and fear of a Jacobite uprising. Great insight.

Sedate Sabatini


(2.5 stars)

Instructive for aspiring writers to contrast this early work, which reads like a wordy stage play, with Sabatini’s mature masterpieces Scaramouche and Captain Blood. Still, thanks for sharing!


(5 stars)

A beautiful narrative, masterfully done with interesting twists, Rafael Sabatini at his best, except for Captain blood that is!

good story with an excellent reading


(5 stars)

Thank you for reading this adventure story, the reading was very enjoyable.

I found it fantastic


(5 stars)

great book, great reader. classics are so classic :)


(4.5 stars)

great tale, well narrated - well worth a listen