Yes, I would recommend it. The narration is easy to understand, and the writing style is very brisk yet includes a lot of detail. It's a relatively short book, but you get to know each of the personalities in the powerful families. Makes learning history a lot of fun!
Learning a lot of facts about the kings, especially Harold. I had never heard some of the main points of his life story before. All I knew about were some battles he'd been in. In this audiobook, I picked up a lot more.
Her voice is warm and she handles the dramatic tones very well. She lends the narration as much enticing sonic strength as an actor in a play.
Wanted: man of strong character for job in politics. Must not mind intrigue, skulduggery, large hats.
There is one problem with the audiobook. For some reason, the last two shorter segments repeat the end of the second major section. We hear the entire stories of the Despensers and Percys twice. This is some kind of production mistake, and the BBC should post a re-edit with the corrections, to ease the listener's experience.
I love a good puzzle, and this one did take a while to figure out. There were twists and turns until the end. Really delves into the evil of the culprit. Could have been longer, but I gather this is part one of a series, so I will look for the rest of it.
The narrator did an all right job. There was plenty of swashbuckling action, especially in the last third of the book. Not much depth, though.
Too confusing and convoluted. Picked up near the end, but that was it. Three locations are too many. Give it a miss.
I won't ruin the plot, but it takes a while to get going. Does a good job of uncovering creepy secrets, which is what a mystery is supposed to do.
Starts off slowly, then gets better in the middle. Does a good job of depicting the killer losing a grip on things. Turned out better than I thought it would.
I have read this before, but this performance of the play was excellent. Very strong acting from the cast. Easy to understand, and a stirring drama that may have you changing sympathies more than once.
This book took a while to get going, but I liked the characters. Less gory than similar books. I will look for others from this author.
This is one of the most disappointing books I've read in a long time. There are no likable characters, the story takes way too long to get going, and I started to wish it would end long before it did. I hate when books get overhyped but don't turn out to be what people say at all. Wish I could get my money back, and the eleven-plus hours of my life I spent on this.
I liked Det. Kubu and the story was consistently exciting. I will be sure to read the rest of this series.
I love atmospheric mysteries set in the British countryside. Phil Rickman does them quite well. In this book, the plot follows a killer who believes he has a connection to England's pre-Christian era. The elements of resentment, culture and the danger of getting surrounded by darkness keep the reader interested. I look forward to Rickman's other books.
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