The Saxon books are a wonderful read and so I am now listening to them through Audible. Thankfully John Lee reads only one of this series. His fast staccato style wasn't inductive to a relaxing listen. Perhaps he should have studied Frederick Davidson's amazing narrations.
This is a fun book and well read. It isn't great literature, but its entertaining and gives some history of the times of King Alfred.
Only thing keeping it from perfect is the change of narrator - he was good (better than 3), but can't hold a torchere to the narrator from 1,2 and 4. Love these stories!
Mr Cornwell is an excellent author
Uhtred inner struggle with serving the king he has given his oath and being obsessed with his birth right his uncle has stolen from him
He is just flat and monotone it's good the story is gripping and intriguing because he sucks the life out of the story
Uhtred just too pick his brain on battle plans and war strategy
Keep this series going Mr Cornwell
This is a good story well narrated by the same person, John Lee, that narrated Pillars of the Earth. This book is not as good as Pillars but no book is. I still gave it five stars because I listened to it all night and did not sleep at all. I usually drift off after an hour or so but this story interested me. A lot like Agincourt with much fighting, blood and gore. Of course religion is causing war and misery in the tenth century, just like today. Women aren't treated kindly either, but I don't believe this book is targeting women. All in all I believe it is worth a credit to the gladiator crowd.
Say something about yourself!
The story as usual was really good. The narrator pronounced some of the names totally differently than previously. He had a monotone voice, so it made it hard to get through. still the story was worth it.
This audio book ranks much lower than most because of the narration. Good news is that although Book 6 has someone else again, he is much better.
I like John Lee in other books, but he was really wrong for this. Good book, though. Horrible pronunciations of names got in my nerves.
Only if Jonathan Keeble read it.
Terrible because it's such a let down compared to Jonathan Keeble narration. Keeble is just a better story teller and does such a great job of getting into character.