I found Mr. Perring's style to be so distracting that I wasn't really able to pay attention to the story. Other narrators of this series (John Lee and Jamie Glover) are fantastic. Read the book instead of listening to the audio.
I love this series. I really wish the last couple of books had kept Jamie Glover as the narrator. He was amazing! Its hard to listen to the last couple of books with two different narrators. The pronunciations of names and places are different with each narrator. It is very distracting. Especially in this latest book. The pronunciations were completely different from any of the other books. It was very distracting and annoying. I will continue to buy these books because I love the series but I just really miss listening to Jamie Glover. The overall story was great. I love following Uthred through his life and I can't wait to find out what happens in the next book!
This book was ruined for me by the poor narration. I quit halfway through because of his mispronunciations, forced speed, and weak, nearly non-existent characterizations. John Lee was good; Tom Sellwood, who did the first three, was excellent.
All of Cornwell's books are great!
Agincourt and all of the Saxon Tales
No and it wasn't my favorite but good.
Uhtred of course. Because he would like me!
I'm almost done with Agincourt and i don't want it to end.
My favorites are historical fiction. Bernard Cornwell, Diana Gabaldone, Elizabeth Chadwick are three of my favorite authors.
Great ending....but I want more Uhtred! This series had it all-great history, storyline and Uhtred was one of the best characters I've run across in a very long time. I'm sure I'll have to "relisten" to them all.
All the bad narrator reviews almost dissuaded me from buying volume 6. I am glad I bought anyway. Don't be put off by all the hate on Stephen Perring. I'll grant that his vocal shifts for characterization are more subtle than some of Cornwell's other voiceover crew. I loved Tim Pigott-Smith's shifts to a brilliant scots brogue in the "Archers Tale" and John Lee's Uhtred in Book 5 was wonderfully over the top. But Stephen Perring grew on me as I listened. This whole series is written the first person voice of an old Uhtred recalling his glory days. I think Perring's approach actually works better in some ways to make it an authentic Uhtred voice that matches the book's intent better than a one man cast-of-characters would have.
I'll take a seventh helping please
The story and descriptive prose is as good as the prior books, but the narrator cannot keep you interested in the story. I will probably purchase the book to read.
The battle descriptions.
Use one of the narrators from earlier books. Mr. Perring lets his volume tail off and, while listing in the car, I would miss some of the reading unless I turned up the volume. He is also monotone and does not differentiate between the characters.