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Master of War Audiobook

Master of War

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Publisher's Summary

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.

©2013 David Gilman (P)2014 W F Howes Ltd

What the Critics Say

"I see flashes of brilliance that surpass Bernard Cornwell" (The BookBag)

"Page turning novel... a gritty book sparing nothing in its descriptions of the realities of Medieval warfare" (Daily Mail)

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    mrmalaya 11/09/2017
    mrmalaya 11/09/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "Part one is good."

    I am a History graduate (although now that is long ago) and wanted to get into this series.

    Having just finished and re-listened to the Aubrey Maturin series (narrated by Ric Jerom) I would admit that is a very hard act to follow, but wanted to learn more about the Hundred Years war.

    Upto Crecy the book is almost exciting, but the performance is terrible. The reader sounds as if he is reading it for the first time, the emphasis is random, sentences disjointed and the only saving grace is his skill with accents. I kept having to think "That is not how I would have read that...".

    Then the book drifts into a totally boring love story with the improbable hero mixing in noble society and the war fades into the background for a dozen chapters.

    I may finish this, but there is no way I will go near the second one, and that is not entirely the fault of the production.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Vj england 26/02/2016
    Vj england 26/02/2016 Member Since 2015
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    "great story detail"

    enjoyed this very much of Bernard Cornwell genre great plot line way of wording enjoyed it , now going to download next in series.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Andy 19/11/2015
    Andy 19/11/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Just a fantastic story"

    A real feel good cannot stop listening to adventure. Narrated wonderfully as usual. I downloaded the 2nd book in the series halfway through the first book

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Moodyfozzie 12/03/2015
    Moodyfozzie 12/03/2015
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    "Fantastic"

    I've read the book, the audio version is new to me, must say, I loved it.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Mr P Dodds 16/12/2015
    Mr P Dodds 16/12/2015 Member Since 2013
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    "Not great"
    Any additional comments?

    Not much of a plot to this, although I only got a third of the way through it before I gave up. Doesn't compare well to other historical fiction writers such as Conn Iggulden.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Louise 08/10/2017
    Louise 08/10/2017
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    "Well written epic"

    I became thoroughly engrossed in this well written and well narrated epic. Believable characters draw the reader in to this great story of Thomas Bllackstone. An added bonus that I also had three more books ahead of me.

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    Roy 05/08/2017
    Roy 05/08/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "A Saga is born"

    The tale well witten, the narrative rich and compelling brought furtber to life by a first claas narrator.
    Watch out Lord Cornwell....there's a new kid o the block !!

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    GobiD 29/05/2017
    GobiD 29/05/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Awful Narration"
    If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

    If you like commas being read as though they were full stops you'll love this book.


    Has Master of War put you off other books in this genre?

    Nope, didn't get that far. Terrible narration in the first two minutes and I abandoned it.


    What didn’t you like about Daniel Philpott’s performance?

    There was absolutely nothing to enjoy about this narration.


    If you could play editor, what scene or scenes would you have cut from Master of War?

    Didn't get that far.


    Any additional comments?

    Please don't let this man narrate anything else.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Winski 02/05/2017
    Michael Winski 02/05/2017 Member Since 2015
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    "satisfaction."

    loved it. this story spoke to the innermost conflict. stoic strength & honour amungst death & war. fantastic book looking forward to the next one.

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    Clive Pearce 01/05/2017
    Clive Pearce 01/05/2017
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    "arrows and sword"

    A good story that is running along. To a sudden end. A good listen well read.

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