The Last Kingdom

Author(s): Bernard Cornwell
Series: Saxon Tales Series No: 1
CD - abridged
Audio (11 discs)
Product Number: B01656
Released: Oct 27, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9780062457028
Narrator/s: Jonathan Keeble
Publisher: Harper Audio
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In the middle years of the ninth century, the fierce Danes stormed onto British soil, hungry for spoils and conquest. Kingdom after kingdom fell to the ruthless invaders until but one realm remained. And suddenly the fate of all England-and the course of history-depended upon one man, one king. New York Times bestselling author Bernard Cornwell's The Last Kingdom is a rousing epic adventure of courage, treachery, duty, devotion, majesty, love, and battle as seen through the eyes of a young warrior who straddled two worlds. "Historical novels stand or fall on detail, and Mr. Cornwell writes as if he has been to ninth-century Wessex and back."-WALL STREET JOURNAL

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Author(s): Bernard Cornwell
Narrator(s): Jonathan Keeble
Product Number Z100092532
Released: Apr 05, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: HarperAudio
ISBN: #9780062393746
Author(s): Bernard Cornwell
Product Number EB00245641
Released: Mar 25, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9780061760884

Professional reviews

"Uhtred, an English nobleman's son, is raised by Danish chieftain Ragnar after being captured in battle. He learns the ways of the Danes and bonds with Ragnar. Then a turn in battle forces Uhtred to decide between the two sides of himself. The story is full of bloody action, yet narrator Jamie Glover keeps the emphasis on Uhtred's struggles with conflicting loyalties, shaping the characters to show both their sympathetic and violent natures. Narrating as Uhtred, Glover brings alive both the boy and the wiser man, foreshadowing without giving too much away and showing the war through the eyes of a character who sees the views of both sides. The novel might be too bloody for some, but its take on loyalty and its historical detail are fascinating. J.A.S. 2006 Audie Award Finalist (c) AudioFile 2005, Portland, Maine"

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