The Warrior Chronicles
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  • 1
    The Last Kingdom: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Last Kingdom: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (13 hrs and 28 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up.

    Fate is unstoppable

    A fantastic tale by a master of historical fiction, brilliantly performed by an actor who brings the characters to vivid life.

    Reviewed on 13 December 2014 by A D MCCLENAGHAN ()
  • 2
    The Pale Horseman: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Pale Horseman: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2

    • UNABRIDGED (14 hrs and 6 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

    Excellent. Brilliant performance.

    A superb buy.

    Reviewed on 27 April 2016 by PEH ()
  • 3
    The Lords of the North: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Lords of the North: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    Enter a world where bloody battles and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy. The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.

    Engrossing

    yet another example of superb story telling and a brilliantly written story of our hero, Uhtred! Onwards we go to the next adventure.

    Reviewed on 28 November 2016 by Raven Mad ()
  • 4
    Sword Song: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4 | Bernard Cornwell

    Sword Song: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jonathan Keeble
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    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.

    another Cornwell success

    very enjoyable , one of my favourites

    Reviewed on 14 November 2016 by lizzie (uk)
  • 5
    The Burning Land: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Burning Land: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 57 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

    Where is Jonathan Keeble?

    I have listen to this series of books from the start, one after the other and love the story so far. But I was shocked to find out they had changed th..Show More »

    Reviewed on 10 October 2014 by AdeG ()
  • 6
    Death of Kings: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6 | Bernard Cornwell

    Death of Kings: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 25 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.

    So so disappointing I feel bereft

    this is a fantastic book let down by such poor narration. Could not bear to listen to it. who in their right mind thought it would work to replace a..Show More »

    Reviewed on 11 May 2016 by Mr ()
  • 7
    The Pagan Lord: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Pagan Lord: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 40 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

    narrator is still poor against the original

    Still disappointed that they got rid of the original narrator, the story is still there but its lost its voice.

    Reviewed on 19 May 2016 by Andrew Hodgson ()
  • 8
    The Empty Throne: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Empty Throne: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8

    • UNABRIDGED (11 hrs and 11 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

    Good but nothing new

    I have listened to all the others so I guess I will keep going, although I have to say it is getting quite difficult to differentiate between the titl..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 January 2015 by Dr Zube (Ross on Wye, United Kingdom)
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    Warriors of the Storm: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9 | Bernard Cornwell

    Warriors of the Storm: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 12 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
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    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number-one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major autumn 2015 TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two books in the series. A fragile peace is about to be broken.... King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Æthelflaed, rule Wessex, Mercia and East Anglia. But all around the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids.

    average story.

    the narrator has changed how he pronounces some of the characters names which is pretty annoying. The story was OK nothing really to intriguing unlike..Show More »

    Reviewed on 04 April 2016 by David O Connor ()
  • 10
    The Flame Bearer: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Flame Bearer: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 19 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Matt Bates
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
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    The brand-new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. BBC2's major TV show The Last Kingdom is based on the first two novels in the series. From the day it was stolen from me, I had dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort was built on a rock that was almost an island; it was massive, it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track - and it was mine.

    Excellent read.

    really like these stories, it feel like you are living history. well worth reading the series.

    Reviewed on 30 November 2016 by Amazon Customer ()