After a promising start with the prologue I was hopeful of a really good read but I was to be disappointed. The dialogue is rubbish, the characters on..Show More »e dimensional, the storyline plodding & uninteresting. Most of the conversations between characters are often stilted & sound more like a single person talking to themselves. The villain's in general are bullying cretins & even the main protagonists are cardboard cutouts that are completely devoid of human complexity. I could only get halfway through this audiobook before I gave up. I would not recommend it.
Russell Bentleys Narration was fine considering the awful material he was working with. I really can't fault him as no amount of effort could save this.
I'm amazed at how many good reviews this book gets. I've always enjoyed historical fiction in particular the Bernard Cornwell Saxon Stories Series. I won't pretend that these are anything else but good fun but The Leopards of Normandy isn't even in the same league. If this is an example of David Churchill's work I won't be reading anything else he's written. Of course this is only my opinion those who liked it are also entitled to theirs.