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Sleeper's Castle Audiobook

Sleeper's Castle

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Publisher's Summary

Two women, centuries apart. One endless nightmare tearing Wales apart - and only they can stop it.

Sunday Times best-selling author Barbara Erskine returns to Hay in the year that marks the 30th anniversary of her sensational debut best seller, Lady of Hay.

Hay-on-Wye, 1400. War is brewing in the Welsh borders. Catrin is on the brink of womanhood and falling in love for the first time. Her father is a soothsayer playing a dangerous game, playing on the mixed loyalties and furious rivalries between Welsh princes and English lords.

For 200 years the Welsh people have lain under the English yoke, dreaming of independence. And finally it looks as though the charismatic Owain Glyndwr may be the man legend talks of.

In the walls of Sleeper's Castle, Catrin finds herself caught in the middle of a doomed war as she is called upon to foretell Wales' destiny. And what she sees is blood and war coming closer....

Hay, 2015. Miranda has moved to Sleeper's Castle to escape and grieve. Slowly she feels herself coming to life in the solitude of the mountains. But every time she closes her eyes, her dreams become more vivid. And she makes a connection with a young girl who's screaming, who's reaching out...whom only Miranda can help. Is she losing herself to time?

©2016 Barbara Erskine (P)2016 HarperCollins Publishers

What the Critics Say

Praise for Barbara Erskine:
"Her forte is mood, atmosphere and the toe-curling frisson." (Elizabeth Buchan, Sunday Times)
"Barbara Erskine's storytelling talent is undeniable." (The Times)
"Marvellous escapist stuff." (Woman and Home)

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    Susan Thomas 04/04/2017
    Susan Thomas 04/04/2017 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!"

    Another exceptional story from Barbara Erskine. I could listen to her stories all day long!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Sharon Preston, Australia 05/11/2016
    Sharon Preston, Australia 05/11/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Another well written book"

    Sleeper's Castle, like all of Barbara Erskine books, is an enjoyable romp between modern & historical times. There is mystery, intrigue and romance, and is probably more appealing to ladies!

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Carol Anne Harvey 18/09/2016
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    "Disappointing"

    The story was predictable and longer than it needed to be. Sadly not in the same league as Lady of Hay for me. I wanted to like it but I found the characters unlikeable and felt no empathy for them.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Hollister C. Price
    Collierville, TN
    22/03/17
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    "Great Book!!"
    What did you love best about Sleeper's Castle?

    I always love Barbara Erskine's books! I discovered Lady of Hay back in the 80's and have been an avid fan ever since. Her books are always so well researched and written and I look forward to each one!


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    My favorite character was Catrin because of her goodness and her courage.


    Which character – as performed by Charlotte Strevens – was your favorite?

    Catrin.


    Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?

    The end when they laid Catrin's father to rest. He was a mean old goat!


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  • TR
    23/09/16
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    "Storytelling at its very best."

    Barbara Erskine is a wonderful story teller with the ability to paint her protagonists so very well that you are walking the path of each character with exhilaration and not a little trepidation! This was vividly narrated by an excellent choice of actress.

    Sleeper's Castle where the past and present collide with sometimes terrifying consequences. Where dreams become real and where the past can be touched at Andy's peril!

    Andy, (helped by Pepper, the cat, with a rather scrumptious yet moody, reserved gardener, a Shaman and a kind yet practical friend) solves the hauntings of Sleeper's Castle.

    Yet again Barbara Erskine has written a hauntingly beautiful story.

    Roll on her next novel.

    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
  • montyrom@btinternet.com
    Bury St. Edmunds, England, GB.
    7/05/17
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    "great being back in Hay..."

    loved it... as gripping as the lady of hay. but sad it's ended...
    great characters, lovely full ending and pleased as always that the language is clean.
    I love Barbara's books as I love the hidden history lesson and then being able to visit the places she describes.
    thank you Barbara x

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  • R. J. Gladden
    Liverpool, UK
    25/04/17
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    "Not Great"

    I thought I would really enjoy this book particularly given my love of history but, to be honest, I got quite bored with the whole thing and didn't finish it. I really hate it when I don't like a book especially since it's a waste of a credit but I hate wasting time even more, so it had to go! Sorry.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sue G.
    8/04/17
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    "Disappointing"

    Audio books are not a replacement​ for reading a story yourself. I had already started reading this story but thought I would like having it read to me but the characters were represented entirely differently​ and the story lost its appeal.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • nicola kaye
    2/04/17
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    "brilliant story !!!"

    I loved this book . I really enjoy all of Barbara Erskine story's just brilliant.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Anne Fuller
    8/03/17
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    "Good but slightly predictable"

    A well-written and enjoyable book, but slightly predictable after reading other books by the author.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Amazon Customer
    england
    2/03/17
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    "an excellent read and i couldn't put it down. "

    great sense of place and history. An endearing story full of magic and redemption. You will not regret pickng this book, a really enjoyable read.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • joyful
    Norwich, UK
    14/02/17
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    "Good all round read"

    The author always pleases and the narrator was an excellent choice. Would recommend to read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Avid reader x
    17/01/17
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    "fab read x "

    another amazing book from one of my favourite authors!! loved it and didn't want it to end

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Sarah in Cornwall
    Devon, England
    15/11/16
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    "Truly remarkable"

    Men: Please don't think this book is only for us women - its not!! Please read!

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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