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