What an excellent listen. So good that I couldn't stop listening !! I love British medieval history and this book really does bring the period to li..Show More »fe. The author has linked the facts and the fiction to produce not only a good book but a credible account of the period. Thoroughly enjoyable and very highly recommended.
This is a wonderful story with the battle of wits between William Marshall and King John. It has kept me awake listening to the wonderful descriptive..Show More » life of Mediaeval England, Ireland and Wales with bits of Normandy thrown in. It is a historical fan's dream and I cannot recommend it highly enough.
I enjoy reading and listening to Elizabeth Chadwick's novels. However, regardless of how good a story is when it comes to an audiobook the narrator is..Show More » a make or break issue for me. I have listened to other audiobooks narrated by this reader, though these have generally been either definitely smack bang in the middle of the 'chick lit' genre or orbiting it. Her voice seems (to me) appropriate for those genres. I would not put Chadwick's novels in the category of 'chick lit' just because she has prominent female characters. Everything about this readers 'voice' is, for me, totally wrong for this particular book. I will admit to a bit of a prejudice where female narrators are concerned - I have many favourite male readers, but very few female. As an avid listener of audiobooks I have come to the conclusion that if the narrator's voice (particularly idiosyncratic vocal habits) draws your attention more than the actual story you are not going to have an enjoyable listening experience. Just glad I borrowed the audiobook from library rather than used up my credits. Not one of Chadwick's best (IMO) but still an enjoyable read.