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  • Viper's Blood

  • Master of War, Book 4
  • By: David Gilman
  • Narrated by: Colin Mace
  • Length: 17 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 154
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 142
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 142

England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across Northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Marvellous epic tale

  • By Mr Bill Dunn on 27-04-17

vipers blood

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
2 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-08-18

great story but the reading was not, why change the reader killing the story off

  • Master of War

  • By: David Gilman
  • Narrated by: Daniel Philpott
  • Length: 16 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 239

England, 1346. For Thomas Blackstone the choice is easy - dance on the end of a rope for a murder he did not commit, or join the king's invasion. As he fights his way across northern France, Blackstone learns the brutal lessons of war. Vastly outnumbered, Edward III's army will finally confront the armoured might of the French nobility on the field of Crécy. It is a battle that will change the history of warfare.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Part one is good.

  • By mrmalaya on 11-09-17

master of war

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 18-07-18

the story is of great characters good hummer and hard fighting worth every second listening

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  • The Bleeding Land

  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Anthony May
  • Length: 15 hrs and 21 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 62
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 50

England 1642: a nation divided. England is at war with itself. King Charles and Parliament each gather soldiers to their banners. Across the land men prepare to fight for their religious and political ideals. Civil war has begun; a family ripped asunder. The Rivers are landed gentry, and tradition dictates that their allegiance is to the King. Sir Francis' loyalty to the crown and his desire to protect his family will test them all. As the men march to war, so the women are left to defend their home against a ruthless enemy.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • English Civil War & family feuds

  • By r on 15-04-13

entertaining read

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-07-18

a great story read well with the character's coming out with his voices that he put to them

  • Odin's Wolves

  • Raven, Book 3
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 14 hrs and 18 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 118
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 108
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 107

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Odin's Wolves by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. We lusted for an even greater prize: one that can never be lost or stolen or burnt.... Raven and his fellow Vikings have suffered. Good men have died. Hard-won treasure has been lost. But for these Norsemen, there is something more precious than gold or silver, and that is fame - for this is what a warrior leaves behind when he has breathed his last.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • epic

  • By john william wilson on 15-12-17

Odin's wolves book 3<br />

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-06-18

good story well read just like the two other books before it Worth the read

  • Sons of Thunder

  • Raven, Book 2
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 11 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 109
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 101
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 102

Raven and the Wolfpack plough the sea-road in pursuit of the Saxon traitor Ealdred, who has left the Fellowship for dead and fled to the Frankish Emperor Charlemagne and the promise of untold riches. Sailing in search of revenge, the pagan Norsemen venture into the heart of a Christian empire that would wipe their kind from the face of the earth, a place where danger lies in wait around every bend of the great river up which they travel.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • great book

  • By David on 17-11-18

sons of thunder raven book 2

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 30-05-18

great carry on of a well written book and the characters telling you the story

  • Raven: Blood Eye

  • Raven, Book 1
  • By: Giles Kristian
  • Narrated by: Philip Stevens
  • Length: 12 hrs and 38 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 156
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 143
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 142

Random House presents the audiobook edition of Raven: Blood Eye by Giles Kristian, read by Philip Stevens. The first book in a thrilling Viking trilogy that launched the career of acclaimed historical novelist Giles Kristian - who's now confronting the tumult and devastation of the English Civil War in The Bleeding Land. For two years Osric has lived a simple life, though he is feared and shunned for his mysterious past and blood-red eye.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Absolutely fantastic

  • By JET on 14-04-18

blood eye

Overall
4 out of 5 stars
Performance
4 out of 5 stars
Story
4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 19-05-18

good storey and told in a way that you can put faces to the characters

  • Fallen Angels

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Fiona Paul
  • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 20
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 18
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 17

A highly entertaining, wonderfully colourful story, now revealed to be written by one of our favourite historical novelists.The gilded family had been the envy and the pride of England for centuries. Never had the Lazenders seemed more powerful or more wealthy. And never had the unseen means of their destruction seemed so close…Yet the heir to the estate was absent. Toby Lazender worked for the British in Revolutionary France - where he hunted down the men who had murdered the innocent girl he loved.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not as good

  • By Seafr on 12-07-18

a great follow on from the first book

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
3 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-05-18

the story is different from my uselessly true facts stories I tend to go for but nevertheless I enjoyed it much the same well read and again character brought to life by the reader

  • A Crowning Mercy

  • By: Bernard Cornwell, Susannah Kells
  • Narrated by: Julia Franklin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 28
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 23
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 23

In mid 17th-century England, the nation was in upheaval. In the Dorset countryside, one sunlit afternoon, a young girl, illicitly bathing in a stream, first fell in love with a passing stranger. Her parents called her Dorcas, but he called her Campion and that's what she longed to be, then and forever. She had one gift left for her by her unknown father - a pendant made of gold, banded by tiny glowing stones and at its base was a seal engraved with an axe and the words: St Matthew.

  • 3 out of 5 stars
  • Not his best

  • By Lasse Lindgård on 19-08-18

not my usual kind of story

Overall
3 out of 5 stars
Performance
3 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-04-18

not the usual story l go for but all the same very happy I tried it and glad I brought both books 1 & 2 very well read and the voice's made the character's come to life well must go now I have the 2nd book to start enjoy

  • Gallows Thief

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 11 hrs and 4 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 103
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 98
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 95

1820s Britain: after the wars with France, when unemployment was high and soldiers could be paid off, when the government was desperately afraid of social unrest, any crime was drastically punished and thousands were hung. But one could petition the King and an investigation might ensue…The man in the dark cell in Newgate Prison was due to hang in a week. He had been found guilty of murdering the aristocrat whose portrait he was painting.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • gallows thief<br />

  • By Anonymous User on 14-04-18

gallows thief<br />

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 14-04-18

very well read with the all the existing expectations of seeing a long awaited film with the characters brought to life by the great Johnathan keeble this man was made for reading such well written story's by a great story writer well worth the time and money to listen to this book

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  • Stonehenge

  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 17 hrs and 43 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 196
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 175

Bernard Cornwell's brilliant novel, reissued for fans to find out the story behind the stones. This is the tale of three brothers and of their rivalry that created this great temple. One summer's day, a dying stranger carrying great wealth in gold comes to the settlement of Ratharryn. The three sons of Ratharryn's chief each perceive the great gift in a different way. The eldest, Lengar, the warrior, harnesses his murderous ambition to be a ruler and take great power for his tribe.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Lost in time

  • By B Gillingham on 12-08-17

another great book by the master of storytelling

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-04-18

the book is a great telling of a Wonder of the world read by Jonathan keeble and his great voices he uses to bringing the characters to life he is truly born to read Bearnard Cornell's stories