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  • The Huntsman's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Volume 3
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 27 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 174
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 163
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 163

Oxford, late summer, 1353. On hearing that his cousin is short-handed for the harvest, Nicholas Elyot takes a group of friends back to the family farm to help. When a deer hunt in Wychwood ends in tragedy, suspicion is directed toward the huntsman, a boyhood friend of Nicholas. But the victim has made many other enemies, any one of whom could have shot the fatal arrow. Can Nicholas uncover the real killer before it is too late?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent Medieval Mystery

  • By Dr Who 2 on 10-19-17

Another great listen!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 12-09-18

Ann Swinfen has done it again. A good book that took me to medieval 14th century English countryside - both letting me expirience a hunting and country setting and a good mystery.

  • Jedediah Smith

  • No Ordinary Mountain Man
  • By: Barton H. Barbour
  • Narrated by: Douglas R Pratt
  • Length: 10 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 58
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 52
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 51

Mountain man and fur trader Jedediah Smith casts a heroic shadow. He was the first Anglo-American to travel overland to California via the Southwest, and he roamed through more of the West than anyone else of his era. His adventures quickly became the stuff of legend. Using new information and sifting fact from folklore, Barton H. Barbour now offers a fresh look at this dynamic figure.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Not Average

  • By Earl on 04-16-18

Great historical account

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Reviewed: 12-09-18

Well written historical account - not only of the life Jedediah Smith, but of the wetern furtrade and early western exploration. Full of many interesting details about voyages, trapping & trapping brigades, descriptions of known and famous characters of the time. Great book!

  • John Colter

  • The Life and Legacy of America’s First Mountain Man
  • By: Charles River Editors
  • Narrated by: Scott Clem
  • Length: 1 hr and 24 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    3.5 out of 5 stars 4
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 3
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3

The time of the American mountain man was not to reach its peak until the mid-19th century, but the man who served as the prototype for the cultural genre hailed from an earlier age in which the new United States had scarcely established its most basic structural tenets. A member of the original Lewis and Clark Corps of Discovery commissioned by Thomas Jefferson, John Colter’s multiple journeys to the northwest country of present-day Montana, Wyoming, and Idaho were first-time events in the development of the continent. 

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Good information about John Colter<br />

  • By Gvido on 11-30-18

Good information about John Colter<br />

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-30-18

A somewhat short, but still good walkthrough about the few known facts on John Colters life and achievements. Few things are known about the very early part of his life, and somewhat more is known about his late years, so the emphasis is naturally on his life from the time of Lewis & Clark expedition till he settles down with a spouse.

  • Shadow of the Fox

  • Shadow of the Fox, Book 1
  • By: Julie Kagawa
  • Narrated by: Joy Osmanski, Brian Nishii, Emily Woo Zeller
  • Length: 14 hrs and 45 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 1
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 1

The first book in the brand-new series from New York Times best-selling author Julie Kagawa. Enter a beautiful and perilous land of shape-shifters and samurai, kami and legends, humans and demons...a world in which Japanese mythology and imagination blend together. When destiny calls, legends rise. Every millennium the missing pieces of the Scroll of a Thousand Prayers are hunted, for they hold the power to call the great Kami Dragon from the sea and ask for any one wish.  

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Full of yokai and entertaining

  • By Gvido on 11-06-18

Full of yokai and entertaining

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 11-06-18

Cool novel, full of yokai and suspense. A fantasy Pseudo-Japanese setting, that is by no means boring.

  • Spellfire

  • Forgotten Realms: Shandril's Saga, Book 1
  • By: Ed Greenwood
  • Narrated by: James Patrick Cronin
  • Length: 17 hrs and 14 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4 out of 5 stars 162
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 148
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 147

It can lay low a dragon or heal a wounded warrior. It is the most sought-after magical power in all Faern. And it is in the reluctant hands of Shandril of Highmoon, a young, orphaned kitchen-lass. Now she's on the run from half of the evil sorcerers in the land, not to mention their relentless minions. But with the help of a handsome young wizard, some rough-and-tumble Knights of Myth Drannor, and a certain old mage of Shadowdale, she just might manage to stay alive. At least until tomorrow.

  • 2 out of 5 stars
  • Not Ed's Best Work

  • By Guy Generic on 11-02-16

The classic fantasy

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 10-24-18

Forgotten Realms classic fantasy well performed (read). A great book by Ed Greenwood - i enjoyed this fantastic setting.

  • Laksdælasaga

  • Islandske sagaer 3
  • By: Ukendt
  • Narrated by: Bjarne Mouridsen
  • Length: 6 hrs and 35 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1
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    5 out of 5 stars 1

De 10 mest kendte islandske sagaer er her genudgivet som lydbøger: "Egils saga", "Njals saga", "Laksdæla", "Eyrbyggja", "Vatnsdæla", "Gisle Sursen", "Gunløg Ormstunge", "Gretter den Staerke", "Kormak saga" og "Finboges saga". Sagaerne har fået en introduktion af Palle Lauring, samt nyt forord af Einar Mar Gudmundsson.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • God saga!

  • By Gvido on 09-18-18

God saga!

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-18-18

Godt oplæst klassisk Islandsk saga. Spændende og udtryksfuldt med mange samtids detaljer. En nydelse for den saga-interesserede!

  • The Wolf of the North, Book 1

  • By: Duncan M. Hamilton
  • Narrated by: Simon Vance
  • Length: 10 hrs and 23 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,776
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 3,533
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 3,514

A chance encounter with an ancient and mysterious object awakens a latent gift, and Wulfric's life changes course. Against a backdrop of war, tragedy, and an enemy whose hatred for him knows no bounds, Wulfric will be forged from a young boy into the Wolf of the North. This is his tale.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Great opening to a series

  • By Amazon Customer on 05-22-17

Well... not bad

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-07-18

...but could be much better. Too many "classic concepts" stirred into this pot without giving it an own voice. Entertaining but also a bit flat, with characters that have not enough depth.

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  • The Novice's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 2
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 32 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 259
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 238
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 238

When the novice Emma Thorgold goes missing from Godstow Abbey in the summer of 1353, the hunt is on throughout the Oxfordshire countryside. Bookseller Nicholas Elyot and scholar Jordain Brinkylsworth are anxious to help the girl, but her stepfather has other intentions. Why is he so determined to shut her away for life? Or worse? And will she be found unharmed?

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Simply Lovely

  • By M.S. Green on 06-06-17

Entertainment continues

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Reviewed: 08-30-18

I really enjoyed book 1, and book 2 was no disappointment. Its a lively and fun tale that gives an authentic feeling of medieval life arround Oxford. The mystery is subtly interwoven in the larger story and is not built as the story in book 1.

  • The Bookseller's Tale

  • Oxford Medieval Mysteries, Book 1
  • By: Ann Swinfen
  • Narrated by: Philip Battley
  • Length: 9 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 477
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 437
  • Story
    4 out of 5 stars 434

Oxford, Spring 1353. When young bookseller Nicholas Elyot discovers the body of student William Farringdon floating in the river Cherwell, it looks like a drowning. Soon, however, Nicholas finds evidence of murder. Who could have wanted to kill this promising student? As Nicholas and his scholar friend Jordain try to unravel what lies behind William's death, they learn that he was innocently caught up in a criminal plot.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Held my interest, excellent historical background

  • By Marcheta on 04-07-17

interesting and catching

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5 out of 5 stars
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Reviewed: 08-22-18

A well written medieval mystery. Good descriptive medieval Oxford setting and good characters. Very distinctive medieval reasoning - enjoyable!

  • Stand into Danger

  • By: Alexander Kent
  • Narrated by: Michael Jayston
  • Length: 9 hrs and 22 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 206
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 177
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 172

Despatched on a secret mission, the company of a 28-gun frigate must face the hazards of conspiracy, treason, and piracy. And recently appointed third lieutentant Richard Bolitho must learn to accept his new responsibilities as a King's officer.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • A "must have" for British naval fiction!!!!

  • By Mark on 06-21-12

Fantastic sailing adventure...

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-18-18

...full of hard seas, cannon shot, pirates, foreign ports, treachery, spies and bold action! Awesome!