Better story. More context on the ongoing war, the English claim to the throne of France, and the Black Prince's total warfare raids which made him such a devil to the French
I was disappointed; no longer cared about the characters. The violence seemed formulaic, almost like Patricia Cornwell's has become.
I have read or listened to every book Bernard Cornwell has ever written, so as a big fan I was disappointed in this effort. It was almost as if he was mailing this effort in. Worth listening to only in the hope that there is another coming in the series.
The narration was absolutely amazing. The character of Keane added some levity to the story. Thomas is a great hero. Well written! Well performed!!
The last of the series was another book you just could not stop listening to. Jack Hawkins was great! i just wish they would keep the same Narrator through the whole series..
I do not want to hurt Jack Hawkins feelings however his talents lie elsewhere. You owe it to yourself to listen to John Lee or Charles Keating narrations of Bernard Cornwell books
This book had me from the first chapter. Having read many of his books yet none lately I thoroughly enjoyed stepping back into his world!!!
I love Cornwell's books. This one, however, left me cold. I couldn't finish. To me, the book lacked direction. I didn't know the big picture and wish Cornwell had integrated that into the story at the beginning.
Exciting, imaginative, historical
The Archer's Tale, Heretic and Excalibur
Good solid performance but a little too excited
Thomas- a down to earth hero, doesn't like war although he may be addicted to it.
This is an excellent historical novel weaving history in with imaginative fiction. The Hundred Years War is a fascinating period with deep historical consequences. Cornwell reproduces much of what makes his novels work. The sympathetic characters are well fleshed out as is the human story while the din of battle is gripping in all its brutal detail. His villains are deliciously malicious and the mythical elements towering. It is a fine read.
Kent a fun loving geek
I loved the arc of the story. I found the historical references to make it all that much richer. the depth of the characters has increased and made it far more enjoyable to savor. if you like historical dramas this is an excellent choice. As for the narration - enjoyed him immensely his inflections were easy to understand and help to get you into the characters heads. One minor detail was it appeared to sound as though he might have had a cold during some of the reading. one thing that would have made this book even better was to have included a map in the audiobook graphic.
I originally listened to this book as a stand-alone novel. I re-listened after finishing the Grail Quest trilogy. It was much better in context with the other three.
This narrator was not nearly as good as the narrator for the original trilogy. It would have been nice to keep the original narrator with this sequel.