The year is 1820 and England has fought its last victorious battle against the French. Rider Sandman, a hero of Waterloo, has finally returned to London to wed his young bride....
1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines....
King Gorm puts Jarl Harald's family to the sword but makes one fatal mistake - he fails to kill Harald's youngest son, Sigurd....
When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest....
Bernard Cornwell creates a dramatic saga of one of greatest wonders of the ancient world....
England’s bravest monarch, history’s deadliest outlaw, this year’s greatest adventure. May 1194: Richard the Lionheart is in Normandy, locked in a long and bloody war with the French....
Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a curse, haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death.
Instead he is discovered by the young King of England, Henry V himself, and by royal command he takes up the longbow again and dons the cross of Saint George. Hook returns to France as part of the superb army Henry leads in his quest to claim the French crown. But after the English campaign suffers devastating early losses, it becomes clear that Hook and his fellow archers are their king's last resort in a desperate fight against an enemy more daunting than they could ever have imagined.
One of the most dramatic victories in British history, the battle of Agincourt, immortalized by Shakespeare in Henry V, pitted undermanned and overwhelmed English forces against a French army determined to keep their crown out of Henry's hands. Here Bernard Cornwell resurrects the legend of the battle and the "band of brothers" who fought it on October 25, 1415.
An epic of redemption, Agincourt follows a commoner, a king, and a nation's entire army on an improbable mission to test the will of God and reclaim what is rightfully theirs. From the disasters at the siege of Harfleur to the horrors of the field of Agincourt, this exhilarating story of survival and slaughter is at once a brilliant work of history and a triumph of imagination Bernard Cornwell at his best.
My only regret is that this book was not longer, what a great read. This book kept my attention from page one on.
This is a fascinating historical period and the book was interesting. However, the main character seemed to have little to no personality, which made the exciting events and battles far less interesting than they otherwise would have been. Also, the narrator did not do a good job of distinguishing between the "voices" of the different characters. Most of them ended up sounding like querulous old men.
Excellent, and well narrated. very graphic.
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I enjoyed this book, even with its great, long stretches of blow-by-blow battles. The characters were a little flat, though, and the narrator's voice characterization wasn't very broad -- everyone sounded like an old, crotchety man. Still I would recommend it to all but the most sheltered kids who might be put off by the rampant cursing. A great way to learn about English history.
Qutie a bit of language, but to be expected in battle. A wonderful listen.
1 of 2 people found this review helpful
This is the best historical fantasy book ever. It was soooo realistic and the action scenes were incredible. It had a great story line as well.
I have been a member of Audible for years. I hate audio books with music and sound tracks. I think Audible should put some sort of designation on the books that have music so those of use who cant stand it in a book can pass it by without spending our credits on something that is so annoying. I do like Cornwell and truly wish his books would ditch the music.
6 of 13 people found this review helpful
The background music is annoying and distracts from the story.
2 of 5 people found this review helpful
Historical novels are still a new genre for me; actual history is my preference. Regardless, I found this kept my attention. The author never quite explains why characters had special relationships with saints or God. It was an odd way to tie in St. Crispin, but at least it made me search out more information on this saint. The epilogue made it even more appreciated.
1 of 3 people found this review helpful
didn't finish, due to unnecessary offense language. know it was unabridged version, I enjoy the genre but most authors find it isn't necessary to use this type of language.
0 of 1 people found this review helpful