This book is great, nice story and characters. However, the narrator is terrible, especially when he does the voice of the characters. I have no idea how this guy has so many books narrated. You should really listen to the sample before buying and ask yourself if you'd want to listen to that voice for 17 hours
Loved the book...in print. The narration with the constant upspeak really spoiled it for me.
Good story, rich characters, moves fairly quickly. When I read historical fiction I hope to learn something about the time period. Stonehenge brings neolithic man to life, the struggle to survive both mother nature and your fellow man is woven throughout the story. One note on the narrator. I admit at first I was taken back by his monotone style, he sounded as though he was reading a textbook. I was thinking "Can I make it through 15 discs with this guy?" I decided to not quit until I made it through the first disc. I am glad I stuck it out, either he got into the story and improved or I got used to him. I actually enjoyed his reading and his various voices.
The book was good but was very unimpressed with the narrator, frederick davidson. His tone of voice was strange enough to distract you from the storyline. He sounded completely disinterested in the story himself, and all his characters voices sounded like frogs. Am confused to read now that he has done over 700 audiobooks. I would not listen to one of his again.
Bernard Cornwell is the author of the acclaimed "New York Times" bestseller "Agincourt"; the bestselling Saxon Tales, which include "The Last Kingdom", "The Pale Horseman", "Lords of the North", and "Sword Song"; and the Richard Sharpe novels, among many others. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.