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The Winter King Audiobook

The Winter King

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Uther, the High King of Britain, has died, leaving the infant Mordred as his only heir. His uncle, the loyal and gifted warlord Arthur, now rules as caretaker for a country that has fallen into chaos - threats emerge from within the British kingdoms while vicious Saxon armies stand ready to invade.

As he struggles to unite Britain and hold back the Saxon enemy, Arthur is embroiled in a doomed romance with beautiful Guinevere.

©2010 HarperCollins Publisher (P)2010 HarperCollins Publisher

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    james 29/08/2015
    james 29/08/2015
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    "Not bad"

    Not his best works, I enjoyed earlier books more. The narration was also different from earlier works.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • David
    Mansfield, ON, Canada
    8/10/12
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    "The Winter King - Arthur Trilogy"
    Would you consider the audio edition of The Winter King to be better than the print version?

    yes


    Did the plot keep you on the edge of your seat? How?

    The characters were very well laid out. Setting the stage for romance and conflict


    Which scene was your favorite?

    The battles were graphic and well played out.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    no


    Any additional comments?

    An very unique variation on The Arthur Trilogy

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Mr
    LONDON, United Kingdom
    27/01/12
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    "The arthurian legend given substance"

    I had the trilogy as books and as tapes. This is the first time I have seen them as audio books to download and I have been looking for them for several years.

    The three titles, The Winter King, The Enemy of God, and Excalibur, are my favourite and the best retelling of the legend of Arthur I have read or heard, filled with action and interesting facts about the era, real locations and a gritty realism. I loved them and will enjoy listening to them again.....and again..

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Andrew Collings
    North Yorkshire, England
    24/12/13
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    "A Brilliant Story"
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    A wonderful story, wonderfully read by Tim Piggot-Smith, who brings a real depth of character to the different parts. The audio is also nice and clear. My one issue is that it is abridged; so much of the story is left out.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Kev Partner
    Alton, Hamshire
    6/09/12
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    "Brilliant book, superb performance"

    Bernard Cornwell has often said the Warlord Chronicles (of which this is the first part) is his favourite work and I agree (although the Saxon series runs it close).
    This is an imagined past, but rooted in realism. A fantastic story told in the first person, this sets up the rest of the trilogy perfectly.
    Tim Piggott-Smith performs the book superbly - he is a true master of his craft.
    The only downside is that it's abridged - the full length book is better.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • Mr. T. F. Hyde
    17/05/15
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    "+++"

    Excellent story by Bernard Cornwall. I own the book but have struggled to read this due to the amount of characters yet and being able to focus therefore being able to listen to this over various evenings has really helped my comprehension. Voice acting was flawless in its delivery as well.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • P. E. Haynes
    usa
    3/12/14
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    "Excellent, as expected!"
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    EXcellent audiobook, exactly as expected. I was hesitant to take the abridged version, but I don't really get the time to listen to an unabridged trilogy.

    I thought the abridged version was absolutely fine - the story still flowed, and with one or two minor exceptions I didn't get the sense it was abridged at all.

    Excellent narration and story, but you probably knew that already :)

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • M. Smith
    4/06/10
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    "The Warlord Chronicles - part 1"

    I had enjoyed the audiobook immensely, however I selected this book as it although it appears to be less about the Arthurian legends but more about Arthur's faithfull follower Derval. I also found that the audiobook just ends with no real conclusion.

    2 of 9 people found this review helpful

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