Perfecta Saxonia: The Unification of the Anglo-Saxon Kingdoms

Narrated by: Gareth Richards
Length: 7 hrs and 22 mins
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King Alfred never achieved his dream of uniting the disparate Anglo-Saxon kingdoms into one Perfecta Saxonia.

The man destined to fulfill Alfred's dream is his grandson, Athelstan, as the spark of unity begins in the Saxon kingdom of Wessex. Abandoned by his father and raised by his uncle, young Athelstan faces numerous adversities on his way to becoming a mighty warrior and diplomat.

But can he overcome the odds to transform England from an insignificant island off the Western European mainland, into the leading centre of 10th-century diplomacy and learning?

Discover the story of one of the most important English kings, who put in place the foundations of modern-day England.

©2019 John Broughton (P)2019 Next Chapter Audio LTD

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A Saxon Story

This tells the story of the unification of England under Alfred over several year from the Saxon viewpoint. Focused on the lives of the characters rather than the battles, it shows how the many fractured kingdoms came together. if you enjoyed Bernard Cornwell's Last Kingdom I believe you will enjoy this book. I was given a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

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excellent

I totally enjoyed reading this book. It’s well written and the characters were fantastic. I would suggest this book to my friends that like this sort of genera. this was an excellent book

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It's okay

The storyline and content itself was okay. If you're a fan of Anglo Saxon history, then you'll enjoy it. My only issue was the narration. Unfortunately the narrator sounds like Jeffrey from Game of Throwns. He even has that whiney smugness in the tone of his voice.

Overall the book was good and I recommend it.

I was given a free review copy of this book at my request and have chosen to voluntarily leave a review.

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Brazen plagiarism

This book is poorly written, non-compelling tripe. To say that it is a poorly plagiarized reworking of Bernard Cornwell’s Last Kingdom series gives it an unwarranted compliment. The narration is saved only by its unintended comical mispronunciations.

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  • Darrell Rockwood
  • 09-30-19

Very enjoyable

I really enjoyed this book. It's the first time I've listened to this author, it's too bad it's his only book on audible. I really hope there is more to follow. One of my favourite time periods for literature, I'm surprised there isn't more available on audible about Alfred the Great and his line. I'll be checking on the regular for this author moving forward

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