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Uthred

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  • The Serpent Sword

  • The Bernicia Chronicles, Book 1
  • By: Matthew Harffy
  • Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
  • Length: 12 hrs and 9 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 187
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 173
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 171

Beobrand is compelled by his brother's almost-certain murder to embark on a quest for revenge in the war-ravaged kingdoms of Northumbria. The land is rife with danger, as warlords vie for supremacy and dominion. In the battles for control of the region, new oaths are made and broken, and loyalties are tested to the limits. With no patronage and no experience, Beobrand must form his own allegiances and learn to fight with sword and shield. Relentless in pursuit of his enemies, he faces challenges which transform him from a boy to a man.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Almost a Prequel To Cornwell's King Alfred Books.

  • By Farniboy on 11-04-17

loved it, just got the next two books.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 02-05-17

a good story well told and presently narrated, I'm totally hooked on finding out what's next.

2 of 2 people found this review helpful

  • The Flame Bearer

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 10
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 1,038
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 951
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 946

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.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Another brilliant story

  • By Judy on 02-01-17

epic!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-11-16

An amazing story, extremely well written and beautifully narrated. Possibly my favourite of the series so far, I'd give more stars if I could. And please keep Matt Bates as narrator for future installments as I now read these books in his voice.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • A Less Boring History of the World

  • By: Dave Rear
  • Narrated by: Miles Jupp
  • Length: 4 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 61
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 42
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 42

Refreshes the parts other history books can’t reach...A bit ropy on the Renaissance? In the dark about the Enlightenment? Or, in fact, do you need a revision course on the entire history of the world and want to read a witty, irreverent, definitely not boring romp through everything that has ever happened on planet earth – from 15 billion years BC to the present day? Good.

  • 1 out of 5 stars
  • Patronising & Flippant

  • By Jess on 19-05-13

a damn good listen.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-05-16

when someone as easy to listen to reads as interesting a book as this life is good.

1 of 1 people found this review helpful

  • Gumption

  • Relighting the Torch of Freedom with America's Gutsiest Troublemakers
  • By: Nick Offerman
  • Narrated by: Nick Offerman
  • Length: 11 hrs and 42 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 136
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 136

The star of Parks and Recreation and author of the New York Times best seller Paddle Your Own Canoe returns with a second book that humorously highlights 21 figures from our nation's history, from her inception to present day - Nick's personal pantheon of "great Americans".

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • A matter of taste

  • By Amazon Customer on 29-11-16

Excellent

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-03-16

Loved every minute. Was an interesting listen and educational as well as being not only entertaining but in parts, down right funny.

  • Warriors of the Storm

  • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 9
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Matt Bates
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 848
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 793

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • average story.

  • By David O Connor on 04-04-16

epic

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 13-02-16

a fantastic story beautifully told, a damn good listen and well worth the money and time.
highly recommended.

0 of 1 people found this review helpful