• The Muscovy Chain

  • Thomas the Falconer, Book 7
  • By: John Pilkington
  • Narrated by: Jeremy Clyde
  • Length: 7 hrs and 30 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (42 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

A Thomas the Falconer Mystery.

1596. Sir Robert Vicary is to host an important guest, Grigori Stanic, the ambassador of distant Muscovy, and Thomas the Falconer is called on to entertain the Russian party. The ambassador is to make a magnificent gift to Boris Godunov, brother-in-law to the feeble Tsar Feodor: A priceless gold chain. But no sooner has it arrived than it is stolen. So begins Thomas hunt for The Muscovy Chain...

©2007 John Pilkington (P)2014 Audible Studios

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A new favorite!

My first John Pilkington book and I loved it— great time period, interesting story, and characters I liked. Intelligent dialogue. I listened straight through and then listened to book 1 of his Marbeck series, which is also excellent. Most books in both series don’t appear to be on audio yet and that’s a shame. Definitely recommend.

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Weak

Agatha Christie in the age of William Shakespeare. Not my cup of tea. Good performance

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  • Caroline Brown
  • 09-24-22

Left somewhat unfinished

The ending leave things unsettled which i never mind other than to find out that the next book is unavailable and instead only other book in series available on Audible is book number 6!

Potentially an other good series but this book ends not so much on a cliffhanger but more as if writer got bored and just stopped writing mid chapter 🤷🏼‍♀️.

However, written well and narrated well would definitely listen to the next one if available soon enough.

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  • Emerkar
  • 09-09-22

Listen good, mystery lacking

I enjoy the setting of the story, the writer’s style? and the characters. However, the ending/solving of the mystery is simply unsatisfactory. I did enjoy it as a historical novel, just not as a good mystery novel.
The narrator did well.

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  • Mrs. C. J. Mchardy
  • 09-08-22

Brilliant series

I enjoyed this story emensly the plot and characters are brilliant. I hope the next book comes out soon,

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  • Mrs C Cowood
  • 07-07-22

I shall buy the next one.

I shall buy the next episode, I had planned to anyway, but the carefully planned epilogue left things hanging, a bit of audible cunning there.

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  • Shell Seeker
  • 05-25-22

Medieval Adventure

Enjoyed the plot with unusual characters. Lost one star as story not finished. Narration was excellent.

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  • Thesy W.
  • 12-30-21

Disappointing ending!

Fabulously read, an interesting story…but an unsatisfactory ending! I won’t write more for fear of creating a “spoiler”…..

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  • malcolm ash
  • 12-01-21

a good story

I enjoyed this episode and adventure of Thomas the falconer. this selection of stories are easy listening and are narrated well.

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  • Stephen Power
  • 11-23-21

Awful in so Many Different Ways

A poor story, badly written and with only adequate narration. Don't be fooled into thinking this may be a good follow-on read from the Shardlake series; it's not. The author appears to know nothing about the Elizabethan period - he certainly doesn't include any valid historical facts - and his use of language covers phrases probably first used in the 20th century.

The story is plodding and the ending (no spoilers) suggests that the author likes playing games with his readers. Well, he can play them without me. I won;t be listening to any more of his drivel.

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  • SARAH
  • 10-05-21

good read ,bad ending !

loved this book , the narration was excellent However the ending is crazy ! where do you go from here ???

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  • Mair
  • 09-28-21

Problematic

There are some good points to be found. The dialogue is generally believable and some of the historical touches are deftly and lightly done. But there are also several problems and some glaring inaccuracies. The main protagonist is a falconer, a lowly role in the Tudor period, yet he mixes with the higher echelons with an ease which would never be allowed. He also manages to sever an artery in his arm then, without medical attention, chase the antagonist across several fields and fight with him. The fact he lives several hours with a severed artery is in itself remarkable, but to then run about beggars belief.
The plot is also rather unsatisfactory, with the villain being revealed as a character we have not even caught a mention of being revealed very near the end.
I did manage to finish as h it but wit was a bit of a struggle. If I’d paid for it I’d be looking for a refund.