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    • The Last Kingdom

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 4,324
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 3,993
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,968

    The story is seen through the eyes of Uhtred, a dispossessed nobleman, who is captured as a child by the Danes and then raised by them so that, by the time the Northmen begin their assault on Wessex, Alfred's kingdom and the last territory in English hands, Uhtred almost thinks of himself as a Dane.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great series of books

    • By Joshua on 10-02-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Pale Horseman

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 14 hrs and 6 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,764
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 2,544
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 2,536

    At the end of The Last Kingdom, The Danes had been defeated at Cynuit, but the triumph of the English is not fated to last long. The Danish Vikings quickly invade and occupy three of England's four kingdoms - and all that remains of the once proud country is a small piece of marshland, where Alfred and his family live with a few soldiers and retainers, including Uhtred, the dispossessed English nobleman who was raised by Danes.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, Great Read...but NO AUTHOR'S NOTES!

    • By reball01 on 07-06-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • War of the Wolf

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 13 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 890
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 823
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 819

    While Uhtred might have regained his family’s fortress, it seems a peaceful life is not to be - as he is under threat from both an old enemy and a new foe. The old enemy comes from Wessex, where a dynastic struggle will determine who will be the next king. And the new foe is Sköll, a Norseman, whose ambition is to be king of Northumbria and who leads a frightening army of wolf-warriors, men who fight half-crazed in the belief they are indeed wolves. Uhtred, believing he is cursed, must fend off one enemy while he tries to destroy the other. 

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Not the End

    • By Nicole Porter on 10-04-18

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Lords of the North

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 3
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Tom Sellwood
    • Length: 13 hrs and 7 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,659
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 2,261
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,257

    The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • what happen to Jonathan Keeble,

    • By TmarZ on 03-23-15

    Regular price: $34.22

    • Sword Song

    • The Battle for London
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,062
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,914
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,913

    Alfred of Wessex has survived the Danish invasions, but though he now has an uneasy truce with his enemies, fresh Viking ships are arriving to plunder and enslave the Saxons. Those Vikings must be defeated, and Alfred's first move is to deny them their fortress on the Thames, the decayed Roman city of London. His weapon is Uhtred, a warrior of formidable reputation. But neither Alfred's wisdom, not Uhtred's prowess, might be enough to save Wessex when a Viking lord captures a prize of inestimable value.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 5 stars

    • By Ryan on 05-20-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Burning Land

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 5
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: John Lee
    • Length: 11 hrs and 5 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,282
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,909
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,915

    In a clash of heroes,the kingdom is born.A t the end of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in ill health; his heir, an untested youth. His enemy, the Danes, having failed to conquer Wessex, now see their chance for victory. Led by the sword of savage warrior Harald Bloodhair, the Viking hordes attack. But Uhtred, Alfred’s reluctant warlord, proves his worth, outwitting Harald and handing the Vikings one of their greatest defeats. For Uhtred, the sweetness of victory is soon overshadowed by tragedy.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • MapLady

    • By Erin on 06-28-11

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Pagan Lord

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,043
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,850
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,861

    At the onset of the tenth century, England is in turmoil. Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold: the Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Great Book, BUT, Not The End! Grrrr.. LOL

    • By G.Monie on 01-10-14

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Agincourt

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Charles Keating
    • Length: 16 hrs and 13 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 3,045
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,062
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,063

    Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a curse, haunted by what he has failed to do and banished for what he has done. A wanted man in England, he is driven to fight as a mercenary archer in France, where he finds two things he can love: his instincts as a fighting man, and a girl in trouble. Together they survive the notorious massacre at Soissons, an event that shocks all Christendom. With no options left, Hook heads home to England, where his capture means certain death.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • What is WITH that music?

    • By Lois on 08-26-15

    Regular price: $39.92

    • Death of Kings

    • Saxon Tales, Book 6
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Stephen Perring
    • Length: 10 hrs and 22 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,921
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1,754
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,758

    As the ninth century wanes, Alfred the Great lies dying, his dream of a unified England in danger and his kingdom on the brink of chaos. While his son, Edward, has been named his successor, there are other Saxon claimants to the throne - as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north. Uhtred, the Saxon-born, Viking-raised warrior, whose life seems to shadow the making of England itself, is torn between his vows and his desires....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Love Cornwell. Hate this reader

    • By Bill on 04-13-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Winter King

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 55 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,709
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,574
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,573

    The tale begins in Dark Age Britain, a land where Arthur has been banished and Merlin has disappeared, where a child-king sits unprotected on the throne, where religion vies with magic for the souls of the people. It is to this desperate land that Arthur returns, a man at once utterly human and truly heroic: a man of honor, loyalty, and amazing valor; a man who loves Guinevere more passionately than he should; a man whose life is at once tragic and triumphant.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Might be my favorite take on Arthur

    • By Allen Young on 06-12-16

    Regular price: $42.20

    • The Empty Throne

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 11 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 2,137
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,939
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,930

    Britain, early 10th century AD: a time of change. There are new raids by the Vikings from Ireland, and turmoil among the Saxons over the leadership of Mercia. A younger generation is taking over. Æthelred, the ruler of Mercia, is dying, leaving no legitimate heir. The West Saxons want their king, but Uhtred has long supported Athelflaed, sister to King Edward of Wessex and widow of Aethelred. Widely loved and respected, Athelflaed has all the makings of a leader - but can Saxon warriors ever accept a woman as their ruler?

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Uhtred ages gracefully

    • By Drake Zimmerman on 01-11-15

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Warriors of the Storm

    • A Novel
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 12 hrs and 12 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,117
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,925
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,916

    A fragile peace reigns in Wessex, Mercia, and East Anglia. King Alfred's son, Edward, and formidable daughter, Aethelflaed, rule the kingdoms. But all around, the restless Northmen, eyeing the rich lands and wealthy churches, are mounting raids. Uhtred of Bebbanburg, the kingdoms' greatest warrior, controls Northern Mercia from the strongly fortified city of Chester.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Cornwell gets still better!

    • By NW on 01-19-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • The Flame Bearer

    • Saxon Tales, Book 10
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Matt Bates
    • Length: 10 hrs and 19 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 2,086
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,914
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,908

    From the day it was stolen from me, I dreamed of recapturing Bebbanburg. The great fort had been built on a rock that was almost an island. It was massive; it could be approached only on land by a single narrow track; and it was mine. Britain is in a state of uneasy peace. Northumbria's Viking ruler, Sigtryggr, and Mercia's Saxon queen, Aethelflaed, have agreed to a truce. And so England's greatest warrior, Uhtred of Bebbanburg, at last has the chance to take back the home his traitorous uncle stole from him so many years ago.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • So so

    • By Brent on 12-08-16

    Regular price: $30.79

    • Enemy of God

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 11 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,245
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,152
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,150

    At the end of The Winter, King Arthur fought the battle that forces unity on the warring British kingdoms and now he sets out to face the real enemy - the English (it is one of the great ironies of the Arthur stories that he should have become an English hero when, if he existed at all, he was a great war-leader who opposed the invading Sais). First, though, Merlin leads a perilous expedition into the mysterious west to retrieve a cauldron, one of the treasures of Britain.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Great take on Arthur legend

    • By Dr. Jack Littley on 07-18-15

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Excalibur

    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jonathan Keeble
    • Length: 18 hrs and 50 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 1,210
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 1,119
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 1,115

    In Excalibur, we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordred's ally is Nimue who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • An Original Story from a legend?

    • By Laurel on 04-08-15

    Regular price: $42.20

    • Sharpe's Tiger

    • Book I of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 12 hrs and 39 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,612
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,098
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,106

    1799. As the British Army fights its way through India toward a diabolical trap, the young and illiterate private Richard Sharpe must battle both man and beast behind enemy lines, in an attempt to push the ruthless Tippoo of Mysore from his throne and drive his French allies out of India.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Believe the Hype!

    • By Angela on 03-15-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Last Kingdom

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 5 hrs and 30 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 807
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 467
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 470

    In AD 866, Uhtred, a boy of 10 and the son of a nobleman, is captured in the same battle that leaves his father dead. His captor is the Earl Ragnar, a Danish chieftain, who raises the boy as his own, teaching him the Viking ways of war. As a young man expected to partake in raids and bloody massacres of the English, he grapples with divided loyalties, torn between Ragnar, the warrior he loves like a father, and Alfred, whose piety and introspection leave him cold.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Not Worth a Credit for Abridged Version

    • By Elizabeth on 03-10-12

    Regular price: $10.26

    • Sharpe's Triumph

    • Book II of the Sharpe Series
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 11 hrs and 41 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 1,083
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 780
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 777

    The paths of treachery lead Sharpe's company to join the army of Sir Arthur Wellesley, the future Duke of Wellington, to take on the Mahratta horde. Sharpe must survive the carnage and live to tell the tale of what will be remembered as one of the greatest battles of the 19th century.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • great series!

    • By Mike Hart on 03-04-07

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Harlequin

    • The Grail Quest, Book 1
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Andrew Cullum
    • Length: 14 hrs and 49 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 907
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 822
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 818

    Thomas of Hookton is one of these archers. But he is also on a personal mission: To avenge his father's death and retrieve a stolen relic. Thomas begins a quest that will lead him through fields smeared with the smoke of fires set by the rampaging English, until at last the two armies face each other on a hillside near the village of Crécy.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A Masterful Tale Told by a Truly Gifted Narrator

    • By Syphi on 11-27-14

    Regular price: $34.22

    • The Pale Horseman

    • The Saxon Chronicles, Book 2
    • By: Bernard Cornwell
    • Narrated by: Jamie Glover
    • Length: 5 hrs and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 485
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 275
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 274

    Uhtred is a Saxon, cheated of his inheritance and adrift in a world of fire, sword, and treachery. He has to make a choice: whether to fight for the Vikings, who raised him, or for King Alfred the Great of Wessex, who dislikes him.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Guilty Pleasure

    • By Michele Kellett on 06-11-12

    Regular price: $21.67

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