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Sword Song Audiobook

Sword Song: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4

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Publisher's Summary

The fourth in the best-selling Alfred series from number-one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell.

The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south.

But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred.

His uncertain loyalties must now decide England's future.

A gripping tale of love, rivalry and violence, Sword Song tells the story of England's making.

©2007 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd

What the Critics Say

Praise for The Lords of the North:

"Beautifully crafted story-telling, complete with splendid set-piece battles and relentless derring-do, so gripping that it rarely stops to catch a breath. It demonstrates once again Cornwell's enormous skill as a historical narrator. He would have graced Alfred's court entertaining the guests with his stories" (Daily Mail)
"Cornwell takes the spectres of ninth century history and puts flesh back on their bones. Here is Alfred's world restored - impeccably researched and illuminated with the colour and passion of a master storyteller" (Justin Pollard, author of Alfred the Great)

Praise for Bernard Cornwell:

"Bernard Cornwell is a literary miracle. Year after year, hail, rain, snow, war and political upheavals fail to prevent him from producing the most entertaining and readable historical novels of his generation." (Daily Mail)
"Cornwell's narration is quite masterly and supremely well-researched" (Observer)

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    lizzie uk 14/11/2016
    lizzie uk 14/11/2016 Member Since 2015

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    "another Cornwell success"
    Where does Sword Song rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    very enjoyable , one of my favourites


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Sword Song?

    too many to mention just one


    Which character – as performed by Jonathan Keeble – was your favourite?

    it has to be the hero


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    ez156 14/09/2016
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    "Great!"

    Loved it, the narration is excellent. I shall now continue Uhtreds journey reading the books because of the change of narrator!

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    Azar 05/09/2016
    Azar 05/09/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "Cornwell + Keeble = MAGIC!"
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    This is the 4th book of this series and I have absolutely loved them all so far! The story and characters are great and Jonathan Keeble as the narrator is perfect!

    I'm truly devastated that Keeble hasn't done the rest of the series and there is no way I can listen to anyone else as Uhtred or Finan or Steapa or father Pyrlig or even Alfred! Very disappointed..

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    Timothy 13/07/2016
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    "brilliant, brilliant, brilliant."

    absolutely love this series of books. can't recommend enough. now have to buy the next one as this one ended in a great cliff hanger!

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    Gloria Holmes 27/06/2016
    Gloria Holmes 27/06/2016 Member Since 2013
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    Another well written book in this series! Bernard Cornwall is one of the best historical fiction writers in the world. Based on historical fact he weaves us through his characters with pure genius!

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    M. CARVER uk 16/05/2016
    M. CARVER uk 16/05/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Brilliant Narrator!"

    Jonathan Keeble is probably my favourite narrator and im more likely to read books narrated by him. this was a good book can't say it was my favourite in the series but worth a listen.

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    Mr 13/03/2016
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    "Breathtaking"

    I started listening to this book and could not put it down. Incredible in all aspects.

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    Sharon jeffrey 07/03/2016
    Sharon jeffrey 07/03/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "love it"

    As always well read and enjoyable listen. love this series of booked, they just keep getting better can't wait to start the next book.

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    Mr RJ Edmonds 11/02/2016
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    "Awesome shame it's the last one I'll buy!"

    Brilliant, book brilliantly read, shame that Harper Collins felt the need to move to inferior narrates halfway through the series, so I be spend my money elsewhere, and just hope that they rerecord with Jonathan Keeble!

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    Amazon Customer 05/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "loved it"

    really good story well told.

    couldn't stop listening. the narration is excellent and this is a lot more aggressive and violent then the last book.

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  • Rui Ribeiro
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    "Breathtaking"

    Another great book in a great series. Gripping story, perfectly narrated. Battles described with amazing detail in a lively manner. Highly recommended.

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  • justin aquino
    11/06/15
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    "Awesome Performance and Story"

    I love the story and how it's told. Jonathan keeble is my favorite version of this.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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