Vespers | Podium Audio

By: Barbara Gaskell Denvil

Performed by: Gildart Jackson

Released: June 27, 2023

Language: English

Format: Single Narration

Duration: 15 hr, 26 min

Jetta needs to escape…
As a kitchen maid who has finally managed to escape abuse at her master’s hand, she finds herself at the scene of a crime. Now she’s involved in a murder. How many times can her life be turned upside down? Never knowing her parentage, she has struggled alone for too long.
Dominic is a friend of the king…
Enjoying a peaceful life was never his choice. He wanted a change from the monotony. But finding his Farrier murdered, with only a slip of a girl as the likely culprit, was possibly taking things too far.
But murder isn’t always what it seems…
Sometimes it can be a revelation, introducing strangers who would never have met and revealing secrets kept hidden. Yet murder is still murder. And being arrested for one you had nothing to do with brings more than a few catastrophes, as well as new friends and strange paths to discover.
With the Battle of Bosworth looming…
Murder also becomes a terror spread across the fields, the blood and bodies of the slain. And with it, a new king and many changes that affect the country.
Jetta narrowly escapes one trauma after another. As murder and mayhem ensue, unlikely alliances come to her rescue. But where does that leave an impoverished kitchen maid?



Barbara Gaskell Denvil



Gildart Jackson

Gildart Jackson is best known for his roles as Gideon on Charmed and Giles the Host/Butler on the ABC hit series Whodunnit? He can currently be seen on Netflix as Ian Carlyle on The Bold Type and Flyseyes on Castlevania. His numerous film and television credits include You, The Big Brass Ring, General Hospital, Providence, Atlas Shrugged, Burn Notice, Supernatural, The Young and the Restless, Feud, CSI , NCIS:LA to name but a few. He has been featured on stage in recent regional productions of The Seagull, My Fair Lady, Private Eyes, and Tempest Redux. Gildart has also narrated over 400 audiobooks. Favorites include Peter Grainger’s D.C. Smith series (12 amazing books and counting...), The Son by Jo Nesbø, You Will Not Have My Hate by Antoine Leiris and Richard Branson’s autobiography The Virgin Way. He has won an Audie, been nominated twice more and received numerous other audiobook awards. During the Covid lockdown Jackson began Fireside Reading: Every day at 5pm PT on Instagram @firesidereading he reads live for free to anyone who might like to join him. Fireside Reading has grown in wonderful ways and if you’d like please check it out at