©2005 Juliet Barker; (P)2007 Hachette Audio
"[A] wonderfully vivid, clear and involving book that is destined to become a classic account." (The Economist)
"A lively, stimulating account of this bloody day of battle. It is full of both serious research and entertaining gems. Barker makes the politics of the Hundred Years' War lucidly comprehensible." (The Times)
It's a great audiobook. The author's enthusiasm and knowledge swept me up and carried me along, and I loved the whole experience.
It's a factual book; there are no "characters". But I recognised Juliet Barker's knowledge and appreciation of Henry V.
His voice enlivens the text and makes it easy to listen to, but his pronunciation of certain words (English as well as French) is somewhat surprising. Luckily, it's also amusing.
No, there was beauty in it from beginning to end.
I can't understand why nobody ran the reader's version of French names past a native (or educated) French speaker. It wouldn't have taken long; I'd have done it for free.
I would just like to say that I found this story both stimulating and vivid. I could visual the details due the book and the excellent vocal skills of Mr Cowan. I hope that Mr Cowan will record more books as his voice contributed a great deal to the enjoyment of the novel.
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