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  • Sword Song

  • The Battle for London
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
  • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    5 out of 5 stars 2,205
  • Performance
    5 out of 5 stars 2,052
  • Story
    5 out of 5 stars 2,050

Alfred of Wessex has survived the Danish invasions, but though he now has an uneasy truce with his enemies, fresh Viking ships are arriving to plunder and enslave the Saxons. Those Vikings must be defeated, and Alfred's first move is to deny them their fortress on the Thames, the decayed Roman city of London. His weapon is Uhtred, a warrior of formidable reputation. But neither Alfred's wisdom, not Uhtred's prowess, might be enough to save Wessex when a Viking lord captures a prize of inestimable value.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • 5 stars

  • By Ryan on 05-20-15

Keebles!!!!

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-20-17

far better than lords of the north. keebles really brings the story to life. best narrator ever!

  • Lords of the North

  • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 3
  • By: Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
  • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,829
  • Performance
    4 out of 5 stars 2,425
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 2,419

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.

  • 4 out of 5 stars
  • Different reader

  • By Tracy Moshier on 05-14-15

narrator is the worst. Johnathan Keeble is the man

Overall
2 out of 5 stars
Performance
1 out of 5 stars
Story
2 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 01-17-17

wow! quite possible the worst narration I've heard yet!!. he just about ruined the whole series for me. Keeble is in the next book but I'm stopping after that until Keeble does the whole series. Tom Sellwood should go read children's books and leave these novels to real men!

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  • Hunting the Eagles

  • By: Ben Kane
  • Narrated by: David Rintoul
  • Length: 13 hrs and 1 min
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 150
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 138
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 137

Five long years have passed since the annihilation of three Roman legions in the wilds of Germania. Varus, the general who led the ill-fated army, is long dead, and the bones of his 15,000 legionaries moulder in the forests. But not all the Romans were slain in the ambush. Centurion Tullus, a seasoned veteran, survived, and now he lives for revenge upon the tribal chieftain Arminius, who masterminded the ambush. Tullus will stop at nothing to kill his bitterest enemy or to recover his legion's lost Eagle.

  • 5 out of 5 stars
  • Excellent historical fiction

  • By Aaron on 08-06-16

Bad Ass

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
Story
5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-08-16

This book Gripped me from the first chapter. full of action and great characters. Ben Kane is almost as good an author as Giles Kristan. Highly recommend this book!

2 of 3 people found this review helpful