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Guil

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  • Death of Kings: Saxon Tales, Book 6

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 22 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Stephen Perring
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (283)
    Performance
    (241)
    Story
    (246)

    As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....

    Jean says: "The Saxon's"
    "Coninued Eccellance"
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    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I would reccommend this to any thinking person with a mind for literary excellence and adventure as I have with the other stories in the series.


    What other book might you compare Death of Kings to and why?

    I would actually compare it to nothing. In it's genre (if it can be fit into a genre) it has no peer.


    Which scene was your favorite?

    I was most fascinated with the battle scene at the ditch. It was graphic and riveting. My heart was beating rapidly. I wanted to stand with Uhtred and fight the Danes myself.


    If you could take any character from Death of Kings out to dinner, who would it be and why?

    I would take Uhtred to dinner, as long as he doesn;t toss a leg of mutton at a foppish waiter.


    Any additional comments?

    No livimg person entertwines fact, fiction, history and character development better than Bernard Cornwell. John Grisham writes in the present and Patrick O'Brian was his peer,In today's world Cornwell stands alone.

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  • The Road to Gandolfo

    • UNABRIDGED (10 hrs and 48 mins)
    • By Robert Ludlum
    • Narrated By Scott Brick
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (48)
    Performance
    (44)
    Story
    (42)

    War hero and infamous ladies’ man General MacKenzie Hawkins is a living legend. His life story has even been sold to Hollywood. But now he stands accused of defacing a historic monument in China’s Forbidden City. Under house arrest in Peking, with a case against him pending in Washington, it looks like the end of Mac’s illustrious career. But he has a plan of his own - and it includes kidnapping the Pope. What’s the ransom? Just one American dollar - for every Catholic in the world.

    Guil says: "Ludlum;s true calling"
    "Ludlum;s true calling"
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    Story
    What did you love best about The Road to Gandolfo?

    It put me in mind of Biller Wilder at his best, A laugh a minute. Outrageous storyline, memorable characters and perfect pacing. I was actually laughing out loud. I found myself imagining the perfect cast for the story. It would make a great movie.I'm reading the sequel the Road to Omaha, and it doesn't miss abeat.


    What other book might you compare The Road to Gandolfo to and why?

    n/a


    Have you listened to any of Scott Brick’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    I have listened to dozens of Scott Bick's performances and this could be his best. His British accents are a bit stilted but, easily forgiveable.I still give him a 10 on this. No one else could have pulled this off as well.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    "And you thought you knew Robert Ludlum"


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful

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