Quicksilver

Quicksilver

Synopsis

Quicksilver is the story of Daniel Waterhouse, fearless thinker and conflicted Puritan, pursuing knowledge in the company of the greatest minds of Baroque-era Europe, in a chaotic world where reason wars with the bloody ambitions of the mighty, and where catastrophe, natural or otherwise, can alter the political landscape overnight.

It is a chronicle of the breathtaking exploits of "Half-Cocked Jack" Shaftoe -- London street urchin turned swashbuckling adventurer and legendary King of the Vagabonds -- risking life and limb for fortune and love while slowly maddening from the pox.

And it is the tale of Eliza, rescued by Jack from a Turkish harem to become spy, confidante, and pawn of royals in order to reinvent Europe through the newborn power of finance.

A gloriously rich, entertaining, and endlessly inventive novel that brings a remarkable age and its momentous events to vivid life, Quicksilver is an extraordinary achievement from one of the most original and important literary talents of our time.

And it's just the beginning ...

Performed by Simon Prebble and Stina Nielsen

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Chapters

  • Chapter 001
    Duration: 31min
  • Chapter 002
    Duration: 35min
  • Chapter 003
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 004
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 005
    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 006
    Duration: 31min
  • Chapter 007
    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 008
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 009
    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 010
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 011
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 012
    Duration: 22min
  • Chapter 013
    Duration: 22min
  • Chapter 014
    Duration: 24min
  • Chapter 015
    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 016
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 017
    Duration: 33min
  • Chapter 018
    Duration: 28min
  • Chapter 019
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 020
    Duration: 29min
  • Chapter 021
    Duration: 31min
  • Chapter 022
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 023
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 024
    Duration: 20min
  • Chapter 025
    Duration: 20min
  • Chapter 026
    Duration: 35min
  • Chapter 027
    Duration: 19min
  • Chapter 028
    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 029
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 030
    Duration: 29min
  • Chapter 031
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 032
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 033
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 034
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 035
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 036
    Duration: 30min
  • Chapter 037
    Duration: 26min
  • Chapter 038
    Duration: 31min
  • Chapter 039
    Duration: 27min
  • Chapter 040
    Duration: 29min
  • Chapter 041
    Duration: 33min
  • Chapter 042
    Duration: 20min
  • Chapter 043
    Duration: 21min
  • Chapter 044
    Duration: 25min
  • Chapter 045
    Duration: 17min
  • Chapter 046
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 047
    Duration: 24min
  • Chapter 048
    Duration: 31min
  • Chapter 049
    Duration: 14min
  • Chapter 050B
    Duration: 23min
  • Chapter 051
    Duration: 14s
  • sample
    Duration: 01min

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