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The King's Assassin

Narrated by: Mike Rogers
Length: 12 hrs and 37 mins
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Summary

AD 1215: The year of Magna Carta - and Robin Hood's greatest battle.

The yoke of tyranny

King John is scheming to reclaim his ancestral lands in Europe, raising the money for new armies by bleeding dry peasants and nobles alike, not least the earl of Locksley - the former outlaw Robin Hood - and his loyal man, Sir Alan Dale.

As rebellion brews across the country and Robin Hood and his men are dragged into the war against the French in Flanders, a plan is hatched that will bring the former outlaws and their families to the brink of catastrophe - a plan to kill the king.

The roar of revolution England explodes into bloody civil war, and Alan and Robin must decide who to trust - and who to slaughter. And while Magna Carta might be the answer their prayers for peace, first they will have to force the king to submit to the will of his people....

©2015 Angus Donald (P)2015 Isis Audiobooks

Critic reviews

"Joyous writing, full of verve and control." (Conn Iggulden)
"A gloriously entertaining reboot...Donald's Robin is a fascinating figure - enigmatic, unpredictable, charismatic and more Benedict Cumberbatch than Errol Flynn. Huge fun." ( The Times)
"Angus Donald delivers rip-roaring novels that fling you headlong into the dark undercurrents of the medieval world, written in a taut and compelling style and seething with skulduggery. A master of adventure." (Robyn Young)

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Just Superb!

I write this as I am about halfway through the last book of this series which follows this one and unless Donald goes massively off-piste I am pretty certain that this will go down as one of my all-time favourites! It has it all and I do suspect that this author and narrator could have kept me entertained with these characters for at least a few more books.

But . . . it is the mark of a good author I think to leave on a high and certainly this one matches the quality of the rest of the series though it is dark and broody at times as the wonderful Sir Alan Dale with his occasionally hot-headed tendencies is thrown into some seriously nasty combats and a siege that seems to bring out the worst in everyone leaving him completely uncertain who to trust!

Simply tremendous stuff!

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Brilliant

This is one of the best series I have read. i enjoyed this as much as the master of war series.

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Very engaging

A great series of books with some strong characters and enough action to keep you engaged all the way through

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Love it

Another a story from the Outlaw series, I've enjoyed these books immensely. This was the first one though audible and I was not disappointed.

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  • Carrie Taylor
  • 16-07-15

Another good one!

Sir Alan Dale is the medieval version of Conrwell's 'Richard Sharpe'. Great characters, great adventures, and great history. This series has become one of my favorites!

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 20-01-19

Robin Hood series

Angus Donald and story teller mike Rogers do a super job. Great detail and fast moving. I have just finished book 6. I have listened to the series 1-6 one more to go in a row and I would put they two side by side with Louis Lamour, another author who I have been reading for over 40 years. Well done!!

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  • Luke
  • 19-07-17

Angus Donald is King.

this book was excellent. Like every book in the series. They are all must listens.

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  • Brother Adrian
  • 14-01-17

Excellent book and narration

I have read every book in the Outlaw series and have witnessed improvement in each book. Character development and plot development were superb. Overall storytelling was extremely good. Battle scene narrative is approaching the undisputed master, Bernard Cornwell, high praise indeed. Kudos to Donald and the narrator. I can sum it all up in one word - WOW.

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  • Tyler
  • 20-12-18

Best book series I have read.

Sad the end is near in this epic story. I am emotionally vested and it amazes me.

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