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    • War of the Wolf

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 405
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 371
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 371

    Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory. In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Audible got this very wrong

    • By Amazon Customer on 26-10-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Last Kingdom

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,035
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 952
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 953

    The first book in a brand-new series, The Last Kingdom is set in England during the reign of King Alfred. Uhtred is an English boy, born into the aristocracy of ninth-century Northumbria. Orphaned at 10, he is captured and adopted by a Dane and taught the Viking ways. Yet Uhtred's fate is indissolubly bound up with Alfred, King of Wessex, who rules over the only English kingdom to survive the Danish assault. The struggle between the English and the Danes and the strife between christianity and paganism is the background to Uhtred's growing up.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Fate is unstoppable

    • By A D MCCLENAGHAN on 13-12-14

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Pale Horseman

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 2
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 796
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 740
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 736

    A Saxon raised by Vikings. A pagan fighting for a Christian King. The conflict at the heart of a hero will be played out in the fight for England. It is 877. Across the kingdoms of Britain the Danes are gaining strength. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, a pagan warrior, must decide who he will align with: the Vikings who raised him or Alfred, King of the West Saxons.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great narrator

    • By D. Boskma on 04-01-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • The Pagan Lord

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 7
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 40 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 665
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 610
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 614

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • great story new, narrator again

    • By shelley on 23-06-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Empty Throne

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 8
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 677
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 624
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625

    The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one bestselling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg. In the battle for power, there can be only one ruler.England is fractured, torn apart more by internal fighting than the threat of Viking invasion. The ruler of Mercia is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. His wife is a formidable fighter and great leader, but no woman has ever ruled over an English kingdom.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good but nothing new

    • By Dr Zube on 09-01-15

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Lords of the North

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 737
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 689
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 680

    Enter a world where bloody battles and heroic deeds combine in the historic struggle to unite Britain in the face of a common enemy. The third instalment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, follows on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman. The year is 878 and the Vikings have been thrown out of Wessex. Uhtred, fresh from fighting for Alfred in the battle to free Wessex, travels north to seek revenge for his father's death, killed in a bloody raid by Uhtred's old enemy, renegade Danish lord, Kjartan.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great continuation of a gripping tale

    • By James on 25-10-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Sharpe's Tiger: The Siege of Seringapatam, 1799 (The Sharpe Series, Book 1)

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 14 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 635
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 595
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 590

    Richard Sharpe avoids the tyrannical Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill and endeavours to rescue a British officer from under the nose of the Tippoo of Mysore. But in fleeing Hakeswill, Sharpe enters the exotic and dangerous world of the Tippoo. An adventure that will require all of his wits just to stay alive, let alone save the British army from catastrophe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Gripping from start to end

    • By Starwarssteve on 28-04-18

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Death of Kings

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 6
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 625
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 487
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 490

    As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • So so disappointing I feel bereft

    • By Pancho on 11-05-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sword Song

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 4
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 662
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 602
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 603

    The fourth in the best-selling Alfred series from number-one historical novelist, Bernard Cornwell. The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and Alfred's kingdom of Wessex in the south. But trouble stirs, a dead man has risen and new Vikings have arrived to occupy London. It is a dangerous time, and it falls to Uhtred, half Saxon, half Dane, a man feared and respected the length and breadth of Britain, to expel the Viking raiders and take control of London for Alfred.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Another excellent story in the series

    • By Jane on 26-09-18

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Excalibur

    • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 429
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 400
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 398

    A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, Excalibur begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • "Now Complete"

    • By Lee on 10-04-15

    Regular price: £16.99

    • The Burning Land

    • The Last Kingdom Series, Book 5
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
    • Length: 10 hrs and 57 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 719
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 576
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 574

    In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Where is Jonathan Keeble?

    • By AdeG on 10-10-14

    Regular price: £12.99

    • The Winter King

    • The Warlord Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 56 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 587
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 532
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 536

    Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade. Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country which has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Simply Brilliant

    • By Matt on 29-08-14

    Regular price: £16.99

    • 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 950
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 874
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 867

    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

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sharpe's Triumph: The Battle of Assaye, September 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 2)

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 483
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 447
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 440

    Sergeant Richard Sharpe witnesses a murderous act of treachery and, with Sir Arthur Wellesley, faces the Mahratta Horde. The paths of treachery all lead to the small village of Assaye. Outnumbered and outgunned, Wellesley, with a diminished British army, plunges his men into the white heat of battle. A battle that will make his reputation, and perhaps Sharpe's too.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • History Re-Visited

    • By Simon on 05-10-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • 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 792
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 742
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 741

    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

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sharpe's Eagle: The Talavera Campaign, July 1809

    • The Sharpe Series, Book 8
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 10 hrs and 38 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 345
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 341

    The newly promoted Captain Richard Sharpe clashes with an incompetent colonel, leads his men in the battle of Talavera and earns himself a dangerous enemy. As Sharpe leads his men in to battle, he knows he must fight for the honour of the regiment and his future career. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • As Sharpe As Ever

    • By Simon on 16-06-17

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sharpe's Trafalgar: The Battle of Trafalgar, 21 October 1805 (The Sharpe Series, Book 4)

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 412
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 378
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 377

    Richard Sharpe, travelling home aboard the 'Revenant', meets Admiral Nelson and his fleet, on what was a calm October day off Cape Trafalgar. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage. He knows no other family than the regiment of the 95th Rifles whose green jacket he proudly wears.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Love the book, shame about the pronunciation

    • By Roberta on 22-10-17

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Sharpe's Honour: The Vitoria Campaign, February to June 1813

    • The Sharpe Series, Book 16
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 11 hrs and 23 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 212
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 190
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 186

    Major Sharpe finds himself a fugitive, hunted by enemy and ally alike. Major Richard Sharpe awaits the opening shots of the army's campaign with grim expectancy. For victory depends on the increasingly fragile alliance between Britain and Spain - an alliance that must be maintained at any cost. Pierre Ducos, the wily French intelligence officer, sees a chance both to destroy the alliance and to achieve a personal revenge on Richard Sharpe.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpe's Honour.

    • By Eileen on 24-10-16

    Regular price: £12.99

    • Sharpe's Fortress: The Siege of Gawilghur, December 1803 (The Sharpe Series, Book 3)

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 13 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 451
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 417
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 414

    Ensign Richard Sharpe, newly made an officer, wishes he had stayed a sergeant after he is put in terrible danger by Sergeant Obadiah Hakeswill at the impregnable Gawilghur's ravine. To regain his confidence and his authority, Sharpe will fight as he has never fought before.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • High Octane from the Very Start

    • By Simon on 14-10-15

    Regular price: £14.49

    • Sharpe's Gold: The Destruction of Almeida, August 1810

    • The Sharpe Series, Book 9
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Rupert Farley
    • Length: 9 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 251
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 250

    Captain Sharpe's task is to recover from a feared guerilla leader the gold Wellington so desperately needs.The enemy he faces strikes terror into the hearts of all around - a renegade guerilla band whose leader has a particular loathing for Sharpe, who has stolen his woman. Soldier, hero, rogue - Sharpe is the man you always want on your side. Born in poverty, he joined the army to escape jail and climbed the ranks by sheer brutal courage.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Sharpest gold

    • By Amazon Customer on 08-09-16

    Regular price: £12.99

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