The Game and the Candle

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(4.6 stars; 13 reviews)

Faced with inherited debts, an estate to maintain, and no money to pay for either, brothers John and Robert Allard have a difficult decision to make. How much of their integrity are they willing to compromise in order to save their aunt and cousin from a life of poverty and to preserve "all that they call life"? Two young men with a classical education, no trade, and no outstanding talents have little chance to make the fortune they need while staying on the right side of the law. Especially as they only have six months..... ( Summary by Arlene Stebbins) (5 hr 35 min)


The Decision 22:29 Read by Arlene Joyce
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His Royal Highness 34:19 Read by Justin Brett
The Bond 13:00 Read by Justin Brett
The New Day 17:26 Read by Justin Brett
"The King is Dead—Long Live the King" 11:14 Read by Justin Brett
Allegiance 14:46 Read by Lynne T
To Meet the Emperor 18:20 Read by Lynne T
Guinevere of the South 14:02 Read by Lynne T
A Stanief's Own 14:10 Read by Jade
In the Regent's Study 20:35 Read by Jade
The Turn in the Road 18:37 Read by Jade
The Intervention of Adrian 10:52 Read by Arlene Joyce
The Ordeal 9:02 Read by Arlene Joyce
At the Gates of Change 21:04 Read by Arlene Joyce
Fire Lilies 4:29 Read by Jade
An Arabian Night 31:56 Read by Arlene Joyce
The Last Week 8:17 Read by Arlene Joyce
Adrian's Day 29:36 Read by Arlene Joyce
Closed 5:36 Read by Arlene Joyce


Oh I LOVED this story

(5 stars)

There is so much to this story, I don't know where to start. The tale starts with the brother who lost the toss ending up in prison. A friend of his past helps him to escape and start his life over again. This friend, however, now needs his help because he is caught in a tangled web of politics that may end in the usurping of the boy king, or in his own death. This story is just wonderful, political intrigue, and oh did I have to keep listening until the end. Reader was excellent, this story is a keeper!