We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access .
 >   > 
The Vikings and Their Enemies Audiobook

The Vikings and Their Enemies: Warfare in Northern Europe, 750-1100

Regular Price:$24.95
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Publisher's Summary

A fresh account of some of history's greatest warriors. The Vikings had an extraordinary and far-reaching historical impact. From the eighth to the 11th centuries, they ranged across Europe - raiding, exploring, and colonizing - and their presence was felt as far away as Russia and Byzantium. They are most famous as warriors, yet perhaps their talent for warfare is too little understood.

Philip Line, in this scholarly and highly interesting study of the Viking age, uses original documentary sources - the chronicles, sagas, and poetry - and the latest archaeological evidence to describe how the Vikings and their enemies in northern Europe organized for war. His graphic examination gives an up-to-date interpretation of the Vikings' approach to violence and their fighting methods that will be fascinating listening for anyone who is keen to understand how they operated and achieved so much in medieval Europe. He explores the practicalities of waging war in the Viking age, including compelling accounts of the nature of campaigns and raids and detailed accounts of Viking-age battles on land and sea, using all the available evidence to give an insight into the experience of combat. Throughout this fascinating book, Philip Line seeks to dispel common myths about the Vikings and misconceptions about their approach to warfare.

Download the accompanying reference guide.

©2014 Philip Line; First Skyhorse Publishing edition 2015 (P)2015 Audible, Inc.

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.8 (21 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (2)
Overall
3.6 (19 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (6)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Story
3.8 (19 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (8)
3 star
 (3)
2 star
 (0)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Dean T Kirby Jr 12-01-16 Member Since 2011
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    3
    3
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Deadly . . . As in Dull"
    Would you try another book from Philip Line and/or Robert Fass?

    You mean that Mr. Line wrote another book? This isn't just his Master's Thesis?


    What was most disappointing about Philip Line’s story?

    This is just an exhaustive summary of the archaeology and historical records that tell us what kind of axes they used, how they lined up for battle, etc. There is no "story"


    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Amazon Customer 08-13-16 Member Since 2016
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    1
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Not just another account of battles"

    This book contains information in depth. it is not just another account of battles, kings, and weapons. Through this book I gained an understanding of dark age life and politics.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Nic 10-23-15
    Nic 10-23-15 Member Since 2012
    HELPFUL VOTES
    2
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    28
    2
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "First Audible book I have been unable to finish..."

    The content is exceptionally dry and academic... Very hard to stay with... I am afraid I simply cannot recommend this book.

    2 of 10 people found this review helpful

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

Cancel

Thank you.

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.