Sons of Thunder

Narrated by: Simon Prebble
Series: Raven (Kristian), Book 2
Length: 10 hrs and 35 mins
4.6 out of 5 stars (327 ratings)

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Publisher's Summary

The sequel to Giles Kristian's acclaimed historical debut, Raven: Blood Eye, this brutal, bloody and unputdownable novel continues the story of the Viking Raven and his warrior brotherhood.

Never betray a Fellowship and expect to get away with your life...

Raven and his Wolfpack of Norsemen have been double crossed. The traitor Ealdred seeks to sell a holy book to the Emperor Charlemagne which will ensure riches beyond his wildest dreams. Greed drives him forward, but a band of fearsome warriors is in pursuit across the sea to Charlemagne's Frankish empire - with the bloodiest of revenge on their minds.

Slaughter is certain as the Fellowship trap Ealdred and his men at the mouth of the river Sicauna in Frankia. Sigurd the Lucky challenges Ealdred's bodyguard Mauger in an ancient duel called the holmgang, and only one will walk away with his life.

©2009 Giles Kristian (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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Not Bernard Cornwell but ok

Would you say that listening to this book was time well-spent? Why or why not?

yes but only for short periods as the plot seemed predestined.

Would you be willing to try another book from Giles Kristian? Why or why not?

yes

What about Simon Prebble’s performance did you like?

Simon Prebble made this underwhelming story a success.

If this book were a movie would you go see it?

maybe

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Awesome!

What made the experience of listening to Sons of Thunder the most enjoyable?

I am interested in Viking history. I am working on my masters, and my thesis is within the field of Viking studies. The author has a wonderful grasp of the history of the northmen.

Which character – as performed by Simon Prebble – was your favorite?

Sigurd

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Another great tale of Raven's exploits

Continuing the Raven Saga, the author again wound a believable tale of the plundering Norsemen.

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Outstanding Storytelling!!!

Giles Kristian has another winner in Sons of Thunder!! I am now officially a Giles Kristian fan and Simon Prebble is just outstanding. Can not wait to read the next chapter in the Raven series!

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Good book if a bit rough

well told but a little rough. the narrative was well done I don't give 5 star rating unless a book is stellar so I would recommend this book for all who like me love historical fiction.

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Slow down so I can hear you

How did the narrator detract from the book?

I had to go to half speed to follow him. The narration ran far too fast for easy listining

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