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War of the Wolf

The Last Kingdom Series, Book 11
Narrated by: Matt Bates
Series: The Last Kingdom Series, Book 11
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
Categories: Fiction, Historical
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook contains an exclusive afterword from author Bernard Cornwell revealing the historical inspiration for War of the Wolf.  

At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight....

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory.

In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an enemy - is once again torn between his two heritages. But when he finds himself fighting on what he considers the wrong side, facing one of his most fearsome enemies and cursed by misfortune and tragedy, only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him....

©2018 Bernard Cornwell (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The King without a crown... I absolutely love it.

I am raving for more Uhtred, Lord of Bebbanburg the King without the Crown. The most gripping battle between shield wall and fortress rocked me. AND a masterfully executed twist right at the end. Can't wait for the next book.

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Another great Uhtred story

Any long time reader of Bernard Cornwell's books know the quality of story they will receive from this book. I found this book brought out a lot more emotion in me then previous stories with some tough moments to listen to. Matt Bates does another stellar job reprising the role of Uhtred.

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Good addition to the series

An enjoyable addition to Uthred's continuing story of the birth of England.

A good warm up for the upcomin Netflixs drama.

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Continuation of Excellence

First introduced to Bernard Cornwell when I was stuck in a rainstorn in Papua New Guinea. Read the first Sharpes book in a day. Since then I have read every book Cornwell has written - even the romances.
But ......I do think that the Utred series is the best
Love them and always get excited when I see a new one on the horizon.

Thanks Bernard

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 10-26-18

Audible got this very wrong

Although a great story, the opening started at Chapter 7 or 8 and the second half of the book played first, with the ending in the middle of the recording. Not what I expect from Audible and to be frank, it ruined a good book and story.
Audible at fault not Bernard Cornwell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-06-18

When is the next one coming??!!!

I have been waiting with bated breath for the latest addition to this outstanding series and in all honesty I could not put this down. As with all the previous instalments this one leaves you wanting more, brilliant again from Bernard Cornwell.

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  • Nicola Esler
  • 10-23-18

a bit dissapointing

didn't think it as good as the others in the series. Narration was excellent though and the mad bishop hilarious 😂

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  • It's not me
  • 10-16-18

Just dragging it out

Story feels below par from a much loved author. The hero is getting a bit old for all this

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  • Dai pp. Sandy
  • 09-23-19

He does it again!

As with all Bernard Cornwall books a superb read and Matt Bates does it brilliantley

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  • Vicky Poole
  • 09-05-19

perfect as always. never fails to keep me enthrall

absolutely fantastic as always
absolutely love Bernard cormwell Ang his enthralling novels. excellent read x

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  • Rob Roy
  • 08-31-19

Tale of Uhtred continues to engross and enthrall.

To my mind Bernard Cornwall is peerless in Historical fiction, and this series is my favourite. I wonder why I left it so long to read the latest instalment of Uhtred's saga - but as soon as I started reading and listening I knew I would not get much done until I finished. If you have enjoyed the previous books this one will not disappoint - and if you have not, you should, though you would do well to start with the first book not this one which is no. eleven methinks. Bring on no. twelve! The narration is top-notch in the audiobook!

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  • S. M. O'callaghan
  • 08-07-19

Good solid Bernard Cornwell

As ever a good solid Bernard Cornwell novel that’s excellently narrated by Matt Bates
A little predictable to Cornwell fans but still well worth the listen

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  • Nana
  • 07-22-19

Bernard Cornwell does not disappoint

Saxon England brought to life with a mature less macho Uhtred still conflicted by his religion and his loyalties fights on. I loved every minute

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  • Mrs Christine Blakemore
  • 10-05-18

A book you can not stop reading until you get to the end.

The pace of the War of the Wolf is fast and furious. You can not put it down as you have to find out what will happen next. You are swept along with Uhtred, feeling his frustration with the situation he finds himself in, the limitation that his advancing age has on his strength and speed and his pain at the death of his daughter. I was expecting that while one of his warriors disappears early on in the final battle, that he would turn up later and have some important consequence and was pleased to be right. Good triumphs over evil and the reader draws a breath of relief. But then you realise it’s a long wait until the next instalment.

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  • Joshua R.
  • 04-09-19

The story continues

Another great addition to the story. Performance continues to define the characters exceptionally. Only wish the same voice actor had read all the books from the start. regardless, I highly recommend this book in the series.

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  • Richard
  • 02-01-19

Fantastic

As far as I am concerned, this book is an excellent example of the very best an audio book can be. The narration is the best I have heard, the performance is amazing. At times I thought there must be more than one narrator the different voices were that good. And the story is up to Cornwell's high standard, it is excellent. This series gets better and better.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 01-24-19

excellent book as usual

great read, and the voice acting was excellent as usual. great series and very exciting to listen to

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  • Sci-fi reader
  • 01-09-19

Great

I love this series the way it describes fights and battles is always amazing, not to mention the court intrigue that keeps continue to change events

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  • Grant
  • 12-14-18

The black sheep

Love these books, how they are written and read. This one was great but not as amazing as the rest.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 11-18-18

Saga rolls on

BC continues the Last Kingdom series with this great addition to the saga. Love the story, characters, dialogue and the brilliant narration. Looking forward to the nrxt book already.

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  • Aaron
  • 10-29-18

War of the wolf

One of the greatest writers. Loving the story line, both my son (Aged 14) and I thoroughly enjoy the saga! It’s great bonding while taking through the books story! Keep up the good work Bernard Cornwell.
Regards, Aaron Brice

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  • Anonymous User
  • 10-10-18

And the Saga continues :)

I pre-ordered this audiobook because I love the series so much. Matt Bates has given an amazing performance, changing his voice every now and then to emphasise different characters. Definitely worth listening to! I am already looking forward to the next one in this series and I hope I don’t have to wait for another a year like this one.