Fine art photographer, retired English professor, dog mom to an adorable Maltese mix, long-time Californian, genealogist, what else?
I really enjoyed this book, my introduction to Lawhead. I understand what folks are saying about the narration -- I found it a little dull at first, but after a while I had no problem with it. The story is gripping and sweeps across empires. I liked Aidan very much, even with his occasional whining. A long, satisfying book.
I have been listering to "Books on Tape" for over 20 years. This has been one of my favorite listens. I just wanted just to learn more about Byzantium but I was drawn into a fabulous story with memorable characters.I can actually hear the Viking King bellowing his commands to his crew. Stuart Langton brings the story to life. I will just look for other books he has narrated.
I will also explore other books written by Stephen Lawhead. Enjoy.
Realtor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.......
I enjoyed this audiobook immensely. Once I caught the pace and tone of the narrator I lamented having to stop listening and anticipated the next chance I would get to return to it. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy believable historical fiction.
Excellent story ruined by gut wrenching, monotone narration. I got used to it about 2/3 of the way through but could not help but think the book would have been much better had i read it rather than listen to it. Great story. Horrible narration.
This is a somewhat interesting book, however, it lacked the spark that makes the characters interesting. The lead character is rather sanctimonious and I found myself really disliking him.
loved it! Read it many years ago and now just finished audiobook. An unbelievable journey, well researched, and delivered with classic Lawhead humor, thoughtfulness and charm.
This was one of the most well-written, well-studied historical fictions I have ever read. Stephen Lawhead was born to write, and as you listen to this audiobook, you will be in the midst of a story where the author does not exist at all, which is the greatest feat a writer can accomplish. Stick with this book, and you will be handsomly rewarded. The narrator is top notch, give him a chapter or two. I can't even describe how impressed I was with this story. Every time I listened to a few chapters I just had to tell someone about it. Do yourself a favor, and listen to this audiobook. It is flawless in my opinion, and outshines many that are out there.