During this expedition by sea and over land, Aidan becomes, by turns, a warrior and a sailor, a slave and a spy, a Viking and a Saracen, and finally, a man. He sees more of the world than most men of his time, becoming an ambassador to kings and an intimate of Byzantium's fabled Golden Court. And finally, this valiant Irish monk faces the greatest trial confronting any man in any age: the command of his own destiny.
©1996 Stephen R. Lawhead; (P)2001 Blackstone Audio, Inc.
"Not merely a gripping yarn - and it certainly is that - this is also a novel about faith and the tests life plants in its way. Lawhead, author of the popular Pendragon cycle of fantasies, here makes a sure move into mainstream fiction." (Booklist)
Realtor in Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada.......
I enjoyed this audiobook immensely. Once I caught the pace and tone of the narrator I lamented having to stop listening and anticipated the next chance I would get to return to it. I highly recommend this to those who enjoy believable historical fiction.
Excellent story ruined by gut wrenching, monotone narration. I got used to it about 2/3 of the way through but could not help but think the book would have been much better had i read it rather than listen to it. Great story. Horrible narration.
This is a somewhat interesting book, however, it lacked the spark that makes the characters interesting. The lead character is rather sanctimonious and I found myself really disliking him.
loved it! Read it many years ago and now just finished audiobook. An unbelievable journey, well researched, and delivered with classic Lawhead humor, thoughtfulness and charm.
This was one of the most well-written, well-studied historical fictions I have ever read. Stephen Lawhead was born to write, and as you listen to this audiobook, you will be in the midst of a story where the author does not exist at all, which is the greatest feat a writer can accomplish. Stick with this book, and you will be handsomly rewarded. The narrator is top notch, give him a chapter or two. I can't even describe how impressed I was with this story. Every time I listened to a few chapters I just had to tell someone about it. Do yourself a favor, and listen to this audiobook. It is flawless in my opinion, and outshines many that are out there.
Yes, great reading and excellent story
Kept me interested and did not want to stop listening but alas I always have something to do so cannot listen for more than 3 hours at a time.
Will listen to him anytime he is excellent
no; I look for books that take awhile to listen to usually over 10 hours
Twenty five hours is along time to spend on any book and only worth it if the story is engaging and interesting..this is. But one has to enjoy well realized and carefully thought out and thoroughly researched books. The scene where the men are running to get out of the slave mines before the great door shuts them in forever is one of the most harrowing I have ever read....and I have read a lot. This is a great commuting book.
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