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  • 1
    The Last Kingdom: Saxon Chronicles, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Last Kingdom: Saxon Chronicles, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    The Last Kingdom is set in the England of the ninth and tenth centuries. These were the years when the Danish Vikings had invaded and occupied three of England's four kingdoms, and when King Alfred, his son, and grandson, fought back and won the freedom of the country again.

    Parts missing

    This is an interesting novel but there are parts missing, and almost an entire chapter at the end. It probably does not make much difference for the s..Show More »

    Reviewed on March 16 2012 by kmagar (Hafnarfjordur, Iceland)
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    The Last Kingdom: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 1 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Last Kingdom: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 1

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 30 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    (262)
    Story
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    From Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times best-selling author whom the Washington Post calls "perhaps the greatest writer of historical adventure novels today", comes a saga of blood, rage, fidelity, and betrayal. In the 9th and 10th centuries, King Alfred and his heirs fought to secure the survival of the last outpost of Anglo-Saxon culture by battling the ferocious Vikings, whose invading warriors had already captured and occupied three of England's four kingdoms.

    Great Historical Fiction!

    Cornwell writes exceedingly well. His historical novels are, usually, excellent and compelling with well-drawn heroes and dastardly villains. Cornwe..Show More »

    Reviewed on April 04 2005 by Stephen (Seattle, WA, USA)
  • 2
    The Pale Horseman: Saxon Chronicles, Book 2 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Pale Horseman: Saxon Chronicles, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 35 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    The Pale Horseman is the compelling sequel to the best-selling The Last Kingdom. Uhtred, Northumbrian born, raised a Viking and now married to a Saxon, is already a formidable figure and warrior. But at 20 he is still arrogant, pagan, and headstrong, so not a comfortable ally for the thoughtful, pious Alfred. But these two, with Alfred's family and a few of Uhtred's companions, are apparently all that remains of the Wessex leadership after a disastrous truce.

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    The Pale Horseman: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 2 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Pale Horseman: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 2

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 33 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    (349)
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    (155)
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    Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him.

    Guilty Pleasure

    As a 62-year-old woman, I suspect I am not the ideal audience for these books. However, I really enjoy them, with some caveats. They are solidly resea..Show More »

    Reviewed on June 11 2012 by Michele (SEATTLE, WA, United States)
  • 3
    The Lords of the North: Saxon Chronicles, Book 3 | Bernard Cornwell

    The Lords of the North: Saxon Chronicles, Book 3

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 43 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    (33)
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    The third installment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top 10 best sellers.

    Somethings missed

    And again
    An excellent book read by an excellent reader.

    But -I would have prefereed the Unabridged version.

    Reviewed on September 05 2009 by A User ()
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    Lords of the North | Bernard Cornwell

    Lords of the North

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 44 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

    Cornwall at his best

    Like the Lord of the Rings Trilogy, the Saxon Chronicles take a while to catch on. The first book was engaging but not gripping. The second was bett..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 10 2007 by Chip (Miami Shores, FL, United States)
  • 4
    Sword Song: Saxon Chronicles, Book 4 | Bernard Cornwell

    Sword Song: Saxon Chronicles, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 45 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
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    Our hero, Uhtred, has been made governor of London. This fourth book in the series is set mostly in London and covers Alfred's building of fortified towns to hold Wessex and his push into Mercia.

    continues to please

    Sword Song, the fourth book of the Saxon Chronicles, continues its lusty and barbaric ways made so inviting and satisfying in the inimitable Bernard C..Show More »

    Reviewed on December 27 2007 by David (High River, Alberta, Canada)
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    Sword Song: The Battle for London: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 4 | Bernard Cornwell

    Sword Song: The Battle for London: The Saxon Chronicles, Book 4

    • ABRIDGED (5 hrs and 49 mins)
    • By Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated By Jamie Glover
    Overall
    (248)
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    (122)
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    The year is 885, and England is at peace, divided between the Danish kingdom to the north and the Saxon kingdom of Wessex in the south. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, warrior by instinct, Viking by nature, has finally settled down. He has land, a wife, and two children, and a duty given to him by King Alfred to hold the frontier on the Thames. But then trouble stirs.

    Wait for the Unabridged version

    I've read every bit of Cornwell that I can lay my hands on and have been waiting months for Sword Song to become available in the US. I didn't even t..Show More »

    Reviewed on February 15 2008 by Kent (tampa, FL, USA)
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