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Brethren Audiobook

Brethren

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Publisher's Summary

From the burning plains of Syria to the filthy backstreets of Paris and London, Brethren is the story of Will Campbell, coming of age in a time of conspiracy, passion, politics and war.

Will has been brought up from boyhood in the ways of the all-powerful Order of the Knights Templar. With a tragedy in his past that looms over his future, he faces a long, hard apprenticeship to the foul-tempered scholar Everard, before he can have any chance of becoming a Knight. As he struggles to survive in the harsh discipline of the Temple, Will must try to make sense of many things: his own past, the dangerous mystery that surrounds Everard, and his confused feelings for Elwen, the strong-willed young woman whose path seems always to cross his own.

Meanwhile, a new star is rising in the East. A ruthless fighter and brilliant tactician, the former slave Baybars has become one of the greatest generals and rulers of his time. Haunted by his early life, he is driven by an unquenchable desire to free his people from the European invaders of his homeland.

With page-turning suspense and thrilling action, Brethren brilliantly evokes that extraordinary clash of civilizations known in the West as the Crusades. Robyn Young portrays a rich cast of characters, reflecting on each side greed, ambition and religious fanaticism, as well as courage, love and faith.

©2006 Robyn Young (P)2007 Isis Publishing Ltd

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    "Quite entertaining and well built up"
    Where does Brethren rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I enjoy Robyn Youngs writing. Especially her insurrection-trilogy is great. I thoroughly enjoyed this and look forward at listening to the next.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Brethren?

    The betrayal of his best friend


    Which character – as performed by Christopher Scott – was your favorite?

    The arabic member of the brethren


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

    none


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr. D. Hall
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    6/16/16
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    "Very enjoyable! Great story."

    Having read the Brethren trilogy as it was published I was looking forward to revisiting it in this format as I drive for a living and am now fed up with playlists and radio!
    I would throughly recommend this Trilogy, Robyn Young's meticulous research of the period adds a degree of authenticity and believable realism to a work of fiction.
    The only thing that jarred slightly was Mr Scott's portrayal of William didn't match my read of the character from the books - but that is a small point. His voice and delivery were excellent on all other scores!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    4/26/16
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    "one of my favourite books"

    it's a well written book that is well read and a thoroughly enthralling read/listen. 10/10

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  • Rusmat Ahmed
    9/28/14
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    "I listened to the end so you don't have to!"
    What would have made Brethren better?

    Much shorter. Less of a surly main character. Far greater development of the story around Sultan Baybars, the book's truly interesting character. What was irritating was that as the plot moved on a notch, the main character again became very introspective and again and again we wallowed around in his tiresome, and not particularly well done, discontentment.


    What will your next listen be?

    Different historical fiction author. Likely Karen Maitland, Conn Iggulden or Bernard Cornwell.


    What aspect of Christopher Scott’s performance might you have changed?

    Have him read a shorter booker.


    What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

    Disappointment that the story wasn't half as long.


    Any additional comments?

    I wouldn't spend my time on this!

    1 of 3 people found this review helpful

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