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Winter Pilgrims Audiobook

Winter Pilgrims: Kingmaker, Book 1

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Publisher's Summary

February 1460.

In the bitter dawn of a winter's morning, a young man and a woman escape from a priory. In fear for their lives, they are forced to flee across a land ravaged by conflict.

For this is the Wars of the Roses, one of the most savage and bloody civil wars in history. Where brother confronts brother, king faces king and Thomas and Katherine must fight just to stay alive....

©2014 Toby Clements (P)2016 Bolinda

What the Critics Say

"An enthralling adventure story, honest and powerful. The Wars of the Roses are imagined here with energy, with ferocity, with hunger to engage the [listener]." (Hilary Mantel)

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    R. J. Gladden Liverpool, UK 20/03/2016
    R. J. Gladden Liverpool, UK 20/03/2016 Member Since 2012

    An avid Audible listener for the past two years, it fits in superbly with my busy lifestyle. Love crime and historical novels most.

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    "Excellent Read"

    Just finished this book and can barely find the words to describe how much I enjoyed it. Without doubt it is one of the best books I've listened to for ages. For the passed few days I've been in that peculiar state where I was longing to find out what happened in the end without wanting the book to finish.

    But what joy, it's part of a trilogy. So I downloaded Book 2 without waiting. The characters in this novel are so believable, Kit and Thomas, Sir John and Richard, even Walter, though the Welsh voices need some practice, you could almost think that Toby Clements wrote this book thinking that Jack Hawkins was going to read it.

    If you love historical novels or even if you just love a romping good story with brilliantly drawn characters then download this book now and put the rest of your life on hold for a bit.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Loraine 10/01/2016
    Loraine 10/01/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "A fantastic read"

    This book was interesting with a fascinating plot, fast paced and well researched - I could not put it down.

    I found the battles scenes a little too long and gory but I got used to them in the end. This was all brought to life so brilliantly by the best of narrators. It will be a hard act to follows. Thank you.

    11 of 11 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Lymp. 26/02/2016
    Jon Lymp. 26/02/2016 Member Since 2016

    Retired soak up books of all genres . Used to read . Audible is excellent for Me now has my eyes ache with to much Reading...

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    "Excellent "

    What an absolutely fabulous book ....already desperate
    For book 2 .Historically accurate . It's a truly great depiction
    Of the people and there lives in the barbaric world
    Of the wars of the roses ......Must listen excellent narration
    As well....

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Lilla 16/02/2016
    Lilla 16/02/2016 Member Since 2011
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    What did you like most about Winter Pilgrims?

    The characters, the historical detail and the narration.


    What other book might you compare Winter Pilgrims to, and why?

    The Outlander series because of the characterization and exciting way of bringing history to life!


    Which scene did you most enjoy?

    There are too many memorable scenes to single one out.


    Any additional comments?

    I cannot wait for Part 2 of this series!

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
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    Birdette 16/02/2016
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    "In your face history"
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    This book will have you both gripping it fiercely as you are carried along by the racing torrent of the main protagonists lives and also hiding under the bed sheets being 'oh so grateful' that you dont have to live though such the bloody, turbulent and arbitary brutality that is most peoples lot in life in the 15th Century.

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Mrs.M.Clews United Kingdom 16/02/2016
    Mrs.M.Clews United Kingdom 16/02/2016 Member Since 2016
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    "Must read"

    A gripping tale from start to finish. The description of the battle scenes was so realistic. I could smell the blood and gore.
    The narrator was almost perfect. The Welsh accent was a little lacking but improved as the story went on
    I listen when I go to bed. Last night was a marathon session. Just had to finish it!

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    joanna 16/02/2016
    joanna 16/02/2016 Member Since 2012
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    "Loved it"

    I've read a lot of historical novels but learned things I didn't know from this one. Really well read and interesting

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    Amazon Customer 08/03/2016
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    brilliant book and narrator enjoyed it very much, looking forward to the next ones to read

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    Shirley 18/02/2016
    Shirley 18/02/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "simply beautiful "

    It has been a long time since I have read or listen to such a well written beautifully thought out story, Thank you so much and I hope you are busy writing your next book :-)

    5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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    Nigel Bentley 26/04/2016
    Nigel Bentley 26/04/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Making History so Vivid; & Well-presented "

    The story-lines were recreated around me so well ... it felt real ~ thoroughly enjoyed

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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