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Dubh-Linn

A Novel of Viking Age Ireland - Norsemen Saga Series #2
Narrated by: Shaun Grindell
Series: The Norsemen Saga, Book 2
Length: 15 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Summary

Coming in the wake of Fin Gall, Dubh-Linn continues the story of Thorgrim Night Wolf and his band of Viking warriors as they plunder the Irish coast.

Eager to return to his native Norway, Thorgrim agrees to participate in one last raid under the command of a man he does not trust. But the Northmen, he finds, are no longer simply invaders on foreign soil. They have become a part of the Irish kings' ongoing struggle for power, and, far from securing a means to return home, Thorgrim and his men are plunged into a battle for the throne of Tara - a battle that will test their strength and loyalty as none has before.

©2013 James L. Nelson (P)2015 Tantor

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the narrator takes a bit of getting used

The narrator has an unusual voice but a great story in a great series. excellent

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Future Classic

Can't recommend it too much. Characters developing realistically and the gripping story contains subtle truisms which this author can highlight without spelling them out. Really enjoyable book..

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  • Donna
  • 02-03-16

Great Fun

The first book was great too. It took a while to get into the narrator's style but I hung in there for the story. I'm going to Ireland soon and look forward to seeing Dubh-Linn

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  • melvin
  • 18-11-19

this is superb storytelling! great performance.

I would highly recommend this one if you are a fan of exquisite descriptions and eloquent storytelling.

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  • Tyler Tarter
  • 25-10-19

weird twist

Parts of the story were good, but I hated the deceit fulness of all of the female characters. They all seemed to be the same person in different situations.

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  • K.E.W.
  • 15-11-18

WORTH THE CREDIT, FOR SURE.

The story was very good. Narration Fantastic!
"Stari Deathless", incredible voice for the bezerkers! I have a whole new appreciation for an archtype overused and poorly used in modern media.
The series will be added to a short list I will listen to again and again.

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  • BKA1776
  • 03-09-18

Another Good One !

Slower than the first book, but still very enjoyable. Cant wait to get the next one.

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  • Julie B.
  • 27-04-18

betrayal at every turn

could not stop listening to this. absolutely loved the underhanded actions and consequences. a must read

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  • B. Dillon
  • 28-02-18

Loved ir!

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

It is a wonderful story!

What was one of the most memorable moments of Dubh-Linn?

All of it!

Which scene was your favorite?

The whole book but I love Starry the beserker.

Any additional comments?

I am now an addict!

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  • Bucketlist
  • 04-01-18

Entertainment, with a great narrator

This book feels like extremely loose historical fiction that's take awhile to gain steam, but when it does, it's a great read. Shaun Grindell is the best narrator I've heard. I thought it was the author judging by how much effort was put into distinct character voices and entonation. A great road trip book. Very manly with all the Vikings and conflicts.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 07-11-17

Loved it.

I loved it. I'm off to the next book and the one after that. can't wait to have the whole series. And then I'll have to buy the paper books.

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  • UncleHammy
  • 09-08-17

Pretty good second book in the series

Dubh-Linn is a good second book in the Norsemen saga. The story takes place in Ireland and has a good amount of action and intrigue.

The only thing that I didn't like was that the Norse all had a very strong English accent. The Irish had an Irish accent but the Norse sounded like Cockney's. If the narrator was going to use different accents for different groups why not make the Norse sound... I don't know... Norse? My grandmother was Norwegian so I found that very annoying. How hard would it have been to fake a Norse accent?

Anyway over all the story was good.