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Publisher's Summary

Bring history back to life through Jim Hodges' historically accurate, exciting, and edifying audio recordings.

When Harold Godwinson is crowned king of England in 1066, William of Normandy contests his right to be king because of an oath Harold had earlier sworn to support William's own acquisition of the throne. Henty's treatment of this critical time in history of the English people is even-handed, and his portrayal of Harold Godwinson - a king much neglected in our day - is a sympathetic one. Wulf of Steyning, a young Saxon thane in the service of Earl Harold, accompanies him on his fateful trip to Normandy and takes part in the Welsh wars, the Battle of Stamford Bridge, and the Battle of Hastings. Growing to manhood in such tumultuous times, Wulf's fidelity and honor earn him the respect of all he serves.

The Henty Historical Novel Collection, written by George Henty in the 1800s, covers many time periods in history throughout the world. In this collection you will learn history, geography, and vocabulary while also discovering hero characters for your children to emulate.

Public Domain (P)2011 Jim Hodges Productions

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bad narrator

The performance of the narrator is bad. really bad re-record it please. this guy should read children's stories

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Another Henty History Lesson In Novel Form

Jim Hodges delivers a nice rendition of "Wulf the Saxon" with apropos inflection and dramatization. It is good to see there are more! Awesome story for building character and instilling values in young men-in-training, or a right-rousing read for slightly older adventurers.

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Narrator is awful

I couldn’t even finish the first chapter. The story might be wonderful, but I will never know.

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Sing-song Narration

After thirty-minutes, I was done. The narrator’s children’s book inflections are not used for emphasis, the ARE his style. Cloying. I felt, irrationally I admit, to feeling demeaned. If you were in love with your kindergarten teacher and miss story time, you’ll love this. For the rest of us...

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wulf the saxon

I felt that the choice for performer was very wrong . he is a good performer, but his voice was so wrong for the story. it needed a more manly voice. I listened to the audio book.

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the narrator spumd as if he is teaching not telling a story. as if his listener are children.

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Stirring adventure

This is a stirring coming of age novel set during the Norman conquest, taken from the Saxon viewpoint. As it had been written during the Victorian era, the author embraced an educate and entertain ethos which makes this an excellent book so as to gain an appreciation of these events. While some words use are no longer in common usage, eg thither, the narrator does a fine job to make the novel understandable to modern audiences. Recommended.

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Poor narration for genre

Narration does not match the genre. This story is about an Anglo Saxon thane but it sounds like a children's book narrator. Too bad because story seems cool.

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Narrators voice is painful Story is thin

Narrators voice is painful just isn't right for this genre. Soy is very thin not sure if this is a first book. But couldn't get past chapter 3.

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HORRIBLE NARRATOR

could not listen to this narrator. may be ok for a children's book worst choice for an adult book

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Sue

I did not like the reader.the story was ok. The story style is dated. Okay