The continued development of the characters mainly Uhtred and King Alfred and the relationship between the two of them Alfred relied on Uhtred to keep his throne
When Alfred finally showed Uhtred the respect he has earned by awarding him land and title
This is the only thing that I found disappointing in this series the only narrative that was any good was Jamie Glover wish he did the complete series
Uhtred the man that spoiled the Danes conquering England
I love this app I have loved reading books for the past 15 year's recent medical problems have left me unable to do that anymore because of cronic migraines so keep bringing me all my favorite books on audible
Overall I enjoyed this book although it was not up to the high standards of Cornwell's other offerings in this series. Uhtred is still blood thirsty, violent and still loves the shield wall. I would recommend this series to anyone interested in good historical action.
The narration by Stephen Perring wasn’t horrible, it was just okay (at best). After some time I even grew used to it, but the way in which he pronounced certain places and names was more than a little off-putting. I much preferred the previous renditions in the series by Jamie Glover.
Bernard Cornwell didn't fail. As always, this one takes you where nobody else could. My beef though is with the narration. Not with the narrator himself, who did quite a good job except for the fact that he says "Yuhtred" instead of the John Lee popularized "Ootred." My gripe is with the changing of place names. Cornwell uses the ancient names of English places/cities, but the narration chose to use the modern ones. I do not see any logical reasoning behind the change except that perhaps it affords easy pronunciation or that readers would have an immediate knowledge where the action is taking place. However, it is almost sacrilege to the author's research and effort. It also takes a huge chunk of the historical experience, what with ancient Saxons and Danes saying "London" instead of "Lundene." Hence the two-star performance.
another great performance and story gives historical events an entertaining and dramatic portrayal of my ancestry that i have learned from and cherish. i just love this book series....next installment, please!!
...listen to the other books. Why completely change the pronunciations? You-tread? It's so distracting. I can only hope the previous narrators return. It makes all the difference in the world to be a storyteller who paints pictures with the emotion of his words and somebody who is lamely reading. So disappointing!
The story is one of the ages. Well crafted.
Buy the next book.
The author should have had editorial control over the narration. You-tread of Bambera?
I continue to change narrators throughout the series, and all the narrator's pronounce the names and locations differently which makes it hard to follow.
Enjoyed the next installment of this great series. My only criticism would be not sticking with the same narrator as earlier books. Johnathan Keeble did such a good job with earlier books it was hard to listen to someone else and when I looked at the next book it is another narrator again :(
I think this one was a little short, but the narrator was better than the last one. he was horrible. Lee was his last name, I think. start worth the first book, I believe this is the 5th.