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Rachel

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  • The Greatest Knight

    • UNABRIDGED (17 hrs and 15 mins)
    • By Elizabeth Chadwick
    • Narrated By Christopher Scott
    Overall
    (196)
    Performance
    (89)
    Story
    (92)

    From humble beginnings and a narrow escape from death in childhood, William Marshall steadily rises through the ranks to become tutor in arms to the son of King Henry II and Eleanor of Aquitaine. Based on fact, this is the story of William Marshal, the greatest knight of the Middle Ages.

    A User says: "Could have been Greater."
    "Could have been Greater."
    Overall

    After finnishing Pillars of the Earth and World With Out End (both excellent), I was calmouring for a new mideval book. Someone had told me this was a good book. I agree the story line is a good one, but it could have been better. When the story really gets going, it stops and bam you are 3 months to 3 years later and the charachters are passively takling about what had happend. I wish the author had actually writen those scenes, she could have been so much more discriptive. The book felt rushed and slow at the same time. I guess the other two books I just finnished have spoiled me. That author throughly described and developed his characters. You get to know them, and can easily envision the scene. I hope her other books are better.

    6 of 6 people found this review helpful

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