05 Jul

Chasing the Bard is a fantasy adventure released by

This podcast was written by Philippa (Pip) Ballantine.

The story tells the story of William Shakespeare, but an alternative version, where the Fey world (home of many of the characters for a midsummer nights dream) are real and their world is so close to ours they can travel over. The story also follow Puck, the trickster, who is given the task of protecting the young Shakespeare and Sive, the goddess of battle who is trying to defend her world for a dark power that is on the rise.

The books has been completely released, so you can listen without having to wait for a new chapter to be released.

The recording quality of the podcast is very good and the story is nicely read by the author.

On the upside:

  • Excellent presentation
  • Involving Storyline
  • Great twist on a real world character.

On the downside:

  • A little dark at times.
  • A bit of a downbeat ending.

Overall, this is an excellent story with several twists and turns along the way that keep your interest levels high. The mix of real world history and fairy land magic work well. William Shakespeare fans will love or hate this. I for one, enjoyed the story and I am looking forward to reviewing more stories by Pip Ballantine in the near future. 

Rating: 83%

Average Running Time: 30-40 minutes per episode

Price (at time of review): Free

Link: Chasing the Bard – A free audiobook by Philippa Ballantine


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