Saxon Stories (Abridged)
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ABRIDGED
(4.4 based on 290 ratings)
  • 1
    The Last Kingdom: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Last Kingdom: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (82)
    Performance
    (52)
    Story
    (50)

    The Last Kingdom is set in the England of the ninth and tenth centuries. These were the years when the Danish Vikings had invaded and occupied three of England's four kingdoms, and when King Alfred, his son, and grandson, fought back and won the freedom of the country again.

    If only I'd realised.

    A great listen but missing a bit of je ne sais pas. Then I looked carefully - this was an abridged version with no full length ones available. In fa..Show More »

    Reviewed on 05 September 2011 by Paul (Falmouth, United Kingdom)
  • 2
    The Pale Horseman: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Pale Horseman: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (40)
    Performance
    (18)
    Story
    (19)

    The Pale Horseman is the compelling sequel to the best-selling The Last Kingdom. Uhtred, Northumbrian born, raised a Viking and now married to a Saxon, is already a formidable figure and warrior. But at 20 he is still arrogant, pagan, and headstrong, so not a comfortable ally for the thoughtful, pious Alfred. But these two, with Alfred's family and a few of Uhtred's companions, are apparently all that remains of the Wessex leadership after a disastrous truce.

    A great book""

    My only regret is not getting the unabridged edition. This is another great book from a wonderful author. looking forward to the next one!!

    Reviewed on 30 June 2013 by Trevor (SALTBURN BY THE SEA, United Kingdom)
  • 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

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (99)
    Performance
    (37)
    Story
    (37)

    The third installment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top 10 bestsellers.

    Disappointed

    I really enjoyed the first two books in this series but this audio book isn't as good. First of all it is abridged (and the book isn't a long one)and ..Show More »

    Reviewed on 09 January 2010 by Tanya (Dundee, Angus, United Kingdom)
  • 4
    Sword Song: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4 | Bernard Cornwell

    Sword Song: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (69)
    Performance
    (27)
    Story
    (27)

    Our hero, Uhtred, has been made governor of London. This fourth book in the series is set mostly in London and covers Alfred's building of fortified towns to hold Wessex and his push into Mercia.

    Storming Cornwell

    Another excellent listen from Bernard Cornwell. I'd previously listened to the triology (The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman and The Lords of the Nor..Show More »

    Reviewed on 21 January 2009 by Neil (Great Moulton, Norfolk, United Kingdom)
  • 7
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  • 8
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  • 9
    Not Available on Audible.co.uk Why not?

    There are many reasons why a book might be unavailable.


    Sometimes a book goes temporarily out of print - and sometimes no audio version has ever been recorded. Audible wants to give you the most complete selection we can and we'll keep adding series and filling in gaps as quickly as possible.