The Silver Hand

The Song of Albion Series, Book 2
Narrated by: Stuart Langston
Series: Song of Albion, Book 2
Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
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Picture a world intricately entwined with our own yet separate, pulsing with the raw energy and vivid color of Celtic myth come to life. Enter Lewis Gillies, an Oxford student whose search for a missing friend leads him through a door to another reality - and unimagined discoveries about life, good and evil, and his own identity and destiny.

The words of a prophetess foretell a coming king. But Lewis, as Albion's renowned champion Llew, has a more immediate concern: retrieving the treacherous Siawn-Hy, who has eluded him in the doorway between worlds - and who now, lusting for power, has allied himself with the usurper Meldron.

Forced to flee for their lives, Llew and the bard Tegid find refuge deep in Albion's heartland. Under their leadership, a wilderness citadel arises...and the miraculous reign of Silver Hand begins.

Don't miss the rest of the books in this exciting series: Book 1, The Paradise War and Book 3, The Endless Knot.
©1992 Stephen R. Lawhead (P)2000 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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"Stuart Langston reads with a poetic voice well suited to a storytelling bard." ( AudioFile)

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The best of the Song of Albion

This is the best of the series and it shows, glowing as bright as a silver hand. The narrator does a solid job, however, there are a number of times a sentence is repeated as if there is a slight overlay on the recording. It doesn't happen oft though and is only a minor annoyance.

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Why the repeats?

The main problem was the quality of the recording. About 5-6 times throughout, there would be about 30 seconds that would repeat for no apparent reason.

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interesting

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

i would for the celtic lore. it goes in depth with celt practices and myths

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stuart langston is a little dry and monotone

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The Silver Hand: The Song of Albion Series, Book 2

Again Stephan R Lawhead has brought amazing adventure in a well written book about the "time between times" and different realities. Starting in London, and ending in the amazing world of Albion,the island of the blessed. Death, evil, battled by true hearts and even truer friends as they battle their way through trial and testing. Love the whole series.

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Words don't do this Trilogy Justice.....

..... so I'm not even going to try lol.

The trilogy, and this book, are all excellent beyond measure in my most humble opinion.

Really at this point the only thing to review is the orator. and he was top-notch, changing his voice for different characters, adding accents, etc etc.

Considering I have read this Trilogy no less than 20 times, it is no small thing that listening to them for the first time on Audible naturally enhanced the experience for me. Mr Lawhead is already superb at imagery and making it SO easy to envision in your mind's eye what you are reading, so when experience the books through Audible, and throw in a top-shelf orator on top of that, it really is a gripping experience.

Been listening to these while driving for Lyft, and every time I have to switch off of the book I honest-to-god get pissed off LOL.

why are you still reading this? Get these books, post haste!

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excellent!

I remember reading this with my husband many years ago. we took turns reading to one another, but I think I read more than he did because he enjoyed listening more than reading aloud. I was so delighted that he found this book on Audible and now we can both listen with pleasure and enjoy the story over and over, again.

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spellbound

it was very well done and at times I felt myself transported to the hills and battle within.

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Good story. Terrible editing.

I have enjoyed many of Lawhead’s novels. They are well-written and a great story.
This recording is not good. The narrator is ok, but this recording is littered with repeated sections.

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Why continue?

The end of this book feels like the end of the 3rd act of the both books. This bothers me only because I know another book follows and I am not sure what I am supposed to look forward to.

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great story, narrator can be a bit dry at times.

loved this story can't wait to hear the ending. when the narrator does accents, he does splendidly. however, when he just reads parts itr can be a bit dry.