Very interesting intro into a historical novel on Alfred the Great. The story was very well put together with good solid narration. Lots of action and suspense combined with a sound story line. My only disappoinbtment was realizing I had purchased an abridged version. Would loved to have read the unabridged version.
The character development of the main character was well done, the evolution of the story line was compelling and held my interest.
Dinner with the main character Uthred, would be interesting. Young, head strong, confident yet still clearly full of flaws.
excellent ability to separate the voices to keep up with te many characters.
I've listened to the first two books in this series and look forward to the third!
havent seen print
the making of the last kingdom
i am not usually a reader (listener) of fiction. but, this has been a real treat.
Some where in my top ten
Yes, I readed the hardback version and love it as a kid. Listening to it now was great.
Addicted to books in all forms.
The performance was great, the story was fine, I just did not get sucked into it the way I have been sucked into other audio books. This was my first Cromwell book and I think it may have been my last. The fault could lie in the fact that it is the abridged version, and I was not paying attention when I clicked "buy." It was on sale and therefore worth the 5 dollars I spent on it. It has taught me to pay more attention to if the work is complete or not.
Yes, it was wonderful
No favorites. Well, maybe the
No I haven't
Gosh! I can't choose
Wonderful writing; wonderful story; wonderful performance.
Yes, When I bought it I didn't realize that it was the abridged version. I always prefer the full version.
I wish that Audible had the second and third in the series available.
Good storytelling. I really like all kinds of historical fiction. The old europe stuff is my bag right now.
Laefric was good because he told Uhtred how it really was
This series takes place in an interesting time in history and the author has devised a way to have one character tell about both the Saxons and the Danes (Vikings). Interesting, pretty well written, but too much battle.
I loved the reader of this book. I had never read or listened to Bernard Cornwell books before. I thought the story was great, but I have to admit to feeling let down at the end of this story. I kept thinking that I must have somehow missed a part at the end of this story....but I don't think so. The ending is too abrupt. It left me wanting more, but then maybe he plans to make this a series like his other books.