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Utred of Bebbenberg

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 23-07-2020

Really enjoyed this third book in the series. Utred is the magnificent hero, a complex, likeable Saxon brought up by Danes.

Tudor world brought to life

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 06-07-2020

Thoroughly enjoyed this book. Of the 3 in the trilogy, this is the best. We really get inside the head of Thomas Cromwell. Beautiful wordsmanship, no words wasted and straight to the point.

The narration by Ben is magnificent. He differentiates between different characters so well and brings all to life. You feel you are living this tale, not listening to it.

Hail Caesar

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-10-2019

Well developed and interesting characters. Well researched and rich in historical detail. A good tale, well told.

excellent historical novel

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2019

loved it. narrator was good. storyline was good. Really entertaining. highly recommend this audio book.

Cathars & Holy Grail

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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-07-2019

A romantic novel full of fascinating historical details. Was the Holy Grail the actual blood line of Mary and therefore Jesus, rather than a drinking vessel? We are dragged along with the horror of the third crusade from Beziers to Montesegur.

Maybe a deeper investigation of some of the characters such as Bridget, Simon de Montforte or Father Bernard, would add strength to the book. They explode into the story without full development or suggestion of why those characters are as they are.

Excellent medieval fiction

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 28-05-2019

A very enjoyable listen. Excellent narration and rollicking tale. Well written and lots of evocative detail.

excellent audio book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 27-05-2019

An amazing story. I'm ashamed that l knew nothing of Farouk's work or life before listening to this novel. It's fascinating, beautifully written and performed, although l found the manner of delivery somewhat flat at first.

Excellent tale of the Spartan warriors .

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4 out of 5 stars
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3 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 07-02-2019

A wonderfully performed historical novel. Prince Cyrus of Persia leads Greek mercenaries against his brother the king of the huge Persian empire and almost succeeded in winning the throne. This is the story of his campaign, his defeat in battle and the struggle of the Greeks to retreat to their homes, against terrible odds.

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Excellent performance and enthralling book.

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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 09-12-2018

A fascinating tale. Really well researched and retold. Narrator's style was perfect, he bought Dunstan alive.

A different world laid bare

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4 out of 5 stars
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5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 17-10-2018

Australians know little of the American Civil War and l found this a fascinating and very moving story. The writing was good, although Adelaide's character wasn't as well developed as l'd have liked. The performance was brilliant, really brought to life by such fabulous accents. The only failure was the scottish captain who ran the blockade for them.

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