I didn't realize I had gotten an abridged version until I was looking up a reference in the printed version - but I didn't miss any of the material that was not there. I think the abridgement really worked well and tightened up the story nicely. I really love this series and I'm looking forward to the rest. I feel like I've had a trip to the 9th century to meet the characters and watch the battles. I have loved almost all the books I've listened too and it is really hard to rate them but this book would definitely be near the top.
The description of life in the swamp and the critical battle where the Saxons are outnumbered by the Danes was extremely intense.
He has a great voice and his enthusiasm for the material brings the story home.
I could hardly but it down. It felt like it was over too soon.
Really unique perspective
I'm afraid it would be a spoiler
It provided a real insight into the difficult subject of Alzheimer's and it's effects on family and friends.
Although it's a dark book I recommend it highly.
Yes from both. I liked the performance and the story. It just went too long and had so much what turned out to be extraneous detail. The exact color of a package of food or the details of a label on a bottle of wine. It seemed like the author was afraid to leave anything to the reader's imagination.
First book that I've read by this author. I did read a short story and I liked that.
Very good. I have no problems with the narration just that the whole thing got tedious after a while.
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