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The Viking's Sacrifice Audiobook

The Viking's Sacrifice

Viking raiders destroyed Wilda's home. She witnessed the murder of her mother and would have been killed herself if it weren't for the Viking boy Einar, who saved her from his ruthless brother. The blood and murder left Wilda cold and shorn of feeling.
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Viking raiders destroyed Wilda's home. She witnessed the murder of her mother and would have been killed herself if it weren't for the Viking boy Einar, who saved her from his ruthless brother. The blood and murder left Wilda cold and shorn of feeling.

Eight years later, the heathens return for Wilda. As a captive in the Viking village, she finds protection and silent comfort in the man who once gallantly saved her.

Einar has been cursed to silence by his brother. With the dark net of his brother's power cast over their village, silence is a small price to pay for his family's safety. But Einar is immediately drawn to Wilda, and the need to protect her from his brother awakens his Viking courage. Can Einar break his brother's curse in time to save the village and the woman he loves?

©2012 Julia Knight (P)2012 Audible, Inc.

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    Ayodele Brooklyn, NY, United States 01-09-12
    Ayodele Brooklyn, NY, United States 01-09-12
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    ""Lord have mercy, you're a cold one!!!""
    Where does The Viking's Sacrifice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    In the middle of the pack. The story was beautifully delivered but the story itself could have used more tightening - a lot of repetition of the underlining themes!


    How would you have changed the story to make it more enjoyable?

    Less repetition of key concepts (it's understandable for a few repetitions to happen, it just felt a little like beaten a dead horse in certain instances!). More conversation between the characters.


    What about Amanda Cobb’s performance did you like?

    She gave incredible life to the characters and availed each one of them a very unique voice. This latter point is driven home most especially in the parts of the book where dialogue occurs between characters. This for me made an average story a more enjoyable experience because one was able to empatize and


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    Wilda, Run!


    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    Patricia SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 01-07-12
    Patricia SAN ANTONIO, TEXAS, United States 01-07-12 Member Since 2014
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    A captivating story made more so by the remarkable story-telling talents of Ms. Cobb! More stories, Ms. Cobb! More!!

    4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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    Michael Astoria, NY, United States 01-24-12
    Michael Astoria, NY, United States 01-24-12
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    "A Great Listen"
    What did you love best about The Viking's Sacrifice?

    Think of this as a Viking version of Braveheart or Robinhood, but with an unspoken romance and huge sibling rivalry thrown in the mix. It has all the appropriate trimmings: an evil cruse, manipulation, lust, greed, religious confinement, but the real gems are in the gritty, raw invasion passages. The descriptive writing of the landscape transports you to the shores of old England and possibly Ireland. The female narrator does a fabulous job at choosing the right pace for the scenes, switching voices for characters, and pronounces the Norwegian names with aplomb. Amidst the brooding plot is perhaps the message that behind every triumphant male hero is an equally strong female heroine? This is the perfect thing for a long drive through the country!


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Viking's Sacrifice?

    The tension between the siblings!


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The initial invasion of the village where the seed is planted for romance and deception!


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    Yes, for sure!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    jo LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 01-13-12
    jo LOS ANGELES, CA, United States 01-13-12
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    "Great Narrator!"
    What did you love best about The Viking's Sacrifice?

    The storytelling was wonderful. Ms. Cobb's narration was always engaging and helped to sustain my interest in this book.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Cobb’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    Amanda Cobb is consistently charming and wonderful. Every performance is energetic and articulate - her narration drives the story forward. The detail she gives each of the characters is particularly noteworthy. I may have lost interest in this book if it weren't for Ms. Cobb's engrossing manner. She is a keeper - I hope to hear more from her soon!


    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    signe randers nv, Denmark 05-02-13
    signe randers nv, Denmark 05-02-13 Member Since 2013

    I love romantic historical novels.

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    "The book was ok, but lacked more romance"
    What made the experience of listening to The Viking's Sacrifice the most enjoyable?

    The way Amanda Cobb read the book, did that I gave it a chance. And I do not regret. If you just want to sit back and enjoy a good story, this could be the book. I enjoyed it.


    What other book might you compare The Viking's Sacrifice to and why?

    I actually think this book is the first, i have listened to, which is about a kidnapped girl who is saved by another. It always used to be the kidnapper and the girl who falls in love with each other. So i can't compare it.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Cobb’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No this is the first book, but she did a great job. She has a pleasant voice to listen to.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Every time Einar being ridiculed by his siblings and people. And when his faithful horse is sacrificed.


    Any additional comments?

    Although the book was not quite as I expected, I was pleasantly surprised.
    But I would not use a credit. Buy it when it is on sale.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Cindy 05-10-12
    Cindy 05-10-12 Member Since 2012
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    "Awsome Story"
    What made the experience of listening to The Viking's Sacrifice the most enjoyable?

    The readers voice, use of tone


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Viking's Sacrifice?

    The beginning


    What does Amanda Cobb bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you just read the book?

    She really brought out the different characters


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Toward the end, when they were on the run.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Marlena SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 01-19-12
    Marlena SAN ANTONIO, TX, United States 01-19-12
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    "FUN!"

    Truly wonderful (and believable) narration...I was so hooked! And seriously--what a fun story. I really couldn't be happier with this selection. Thanks!!!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    XmasMom 07-08-12
    XmasMom 07-08-12
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    "What a suprise!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Viking's Sacrifice the most enjoyable?

    The narrator, her voice was perfect. She as a real good voice and her intonations are perfect. Could really distinguish the caracters.


    What other book might you compare The Viking's Sacrifice to and why?

    None for don't really like to listen to books ratter like reading them.


    Have you listened to any of Amanda Cobb’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    First time


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    When Inar sees Wilda after she as been made a trall.


    Any additional comments?

    Might just might try another from this narrator.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Geena Schofield 01-31-12 Member Since 2008
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    "Romantic Story"

    If you like viking love stories you will love this story a brave man give up everything to save the people and the woman he love the ending is truly happily ever after.

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    joseph san antonio, texas, United States 01-23-12
    joseph san antonio, texas, United States 01-23-12
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    Where does The Viking's Sacrifice rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    At the top of the list due to the narrator's pleasant voice and her ability to make characters come alive.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    Wilda and Einar due to their ability to survive against all odds.


    What about Amanda Cobb’s performance did you like?

    The way she was able to differentiate the characters with her voice and convey their emotions.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    Several -- particularly all those moments of quiet desperation!


    Any additional comments?

    Ms. Cobb has the talent for bringing characters alive with her voice and sweeping the listener into their world. I would like to hear her narrate more books -- all genres -- and lend her skills to various series.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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