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The Red Knight Audiobook

The Red Knight

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Publisher's Summary

Forget George and the dragon. Forget Sir Lancelot and tales of knightly exploits. This is dirty, bloody work. This is violent, visceral action. This is a mercenary knight as you've never seen one before.

Twenty-eight florins a month is a huge price to pay for a man to stand between you and the Wild.

Twenty-eight florins a month is nowhere near enough when a wyvern's jaws snap shut on your helmet in the hot stink of battle, and the beast starts to rip the head from your shoulders.

But if standing and fighting is hard, leading a company of men - or, worse, a company of mercenaries - against the smart, deadly creatures of the Wild is even harder.

It takes all the advantages of birth, training, and the luck of the devil to do it.

The Red Knight has all three, he has youth on his side, and he's determined to turn a profit. So when he hires his company out to protect an abbess and her nunnery, it's just another job.

The abbey is rich, the nuns are pretty and the monster preying on them is nothing he can't deal with. Only it's not just a job. It's going to be a war....

©2012 Miles Cameron (P)2013 Hachette Audio

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    Michelle 05/05/2017
    Michelle 05/05/2017 Member Since 2016
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    "A Red Knights battle against the wildest beasts"

    Although at the start i struggled with the narrative swip swapping of one story to the next of the characters in the story. i was able to grasp after a fashion the concept of how the author had structured his story and then began to enjoy listening but it definitely took longer than expected.
    If you love Knights of valour and magic and victories won in the most against odds moments then this is the story for you and yes i like the fact that the story continues on in other books and have purchased the next installment of the Red Knight and his crews exciting journeys.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Dean 14/12/2016
    Dean 14/12/2016 Member Since 2014
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    "Wonderful!"

    Excellent narration, the characters actually have their own voice and accents so you can really put your self into the story.

    Most of the books I prefer to read are single pov or a few povs, how ever this book had many character pov it jumped between. I was happily surprised that I enjoyed it! It was skillfully written in a tight sequence so I never felt that parts were added to catch up to the main characters and the entire book was a nice and smooth read

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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    Jon Beckton 17/01/2016
    Jon Beckton 17/01/2016
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    "the red knight"

    the author uses alot of imagery combined with him showing off his medieval knowledge this tended to get in the way of the story.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
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  • Karen
    Banora Point, Australia
    18/10/15
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    "as it says on the box"

    Buckets of blood, battles with horrible monsters. It's all there. Not for the faint hearted but I thoroughly enjoyed The Red Knight. I will be keeping an eye on Miles Cameron for more. I also have a new favourite narrator in Matthew Wolf. Recommended for fantasy lovers.

    0 of 1 people found this review helpful
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  • K
    UK
    5/10/15
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    "Epic!"
    What made the experience of listening to The Red Knight the most enjoyable?

    It's the marriage between authentic detail, subtle humour and a range of different and carefully wrought story-lines that makes this one of the best books I've listen to in a while. It's a rather novel take on the fantasy genre, too. It's a fantasy/historic novel cross-over and not the worse for it.


    What did you like best about this story?

    It's really engaging and the characterisation avoids stereotypes. There are heroes dressed as anti-heroes and vice-versa. There are as many powerful women as men, which always gets my vote. Equally, there are vain and shallow women but just as many men sharing the same unflattering characteristics. There are a range of interesting themes such as the class-system, dysfunctional relationships and the rights and wrongs of other cultural, moral and social constructs. The story-lines are carefully constructed and despite the length of this book, they never seem laboured.


    What about Matthew Wolf’s performance did you like?

    Wolf's performance is another highlight. He has to cope with a massive range of characters and the variety of accents he manages are believable and generally well maintained. Yes, there are a few accent inconsistencies but there are so MANY characters this minor criticism hardly seems worth mentioning.


    If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

    King Arthur meets Patrick Bateman


    Any additional comments?

    The best value for money I've had in a long while.

    7 of 8 people found this review helpful
  • bill
    Lowestoft, United Kingdom
    20/07/15
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    "Outsharps Richard Sharpe"
    Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

    I recommend this book to anyone who wants a great story, well written and well read. I bought the second book because the first was so good; roll on number three.


    Who was your favorite character and why?

    The Red Knight as the central character was written in such a way the other characters played off him and brought out their own personalities.


    Which character – as performed by Matthew Wolf – was your favourite?

    Thorn, even as an evil character was played in a way that you wanted to know how far he would go despite the material he had to work with.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    This book was too long to read in one sitting but it was finished within a couple of days; in time to get right into the Fell Sword.


    Any additional comments?

    I object to having to wait patiently for Book three.

    11 of 13 people found this review helpful
  • Stephen
    Chichester, United Kingdom
    21/02/16
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    "Sadly disappointing"

    The author has simply thrown in too many things. Including dragons, wyverns, trolls, magic, boglins, erks, golden bears to name a few just gets a bit silly. Having a story where a supposedly super intelligent adversary always loses is very weak. Threads that go nowhere. All in all a big disappointment.

    As a contrast, consider any of Branden Sanderson's books. He sticks to just one element out of the ordinary and puts his hero's through hell until eventually coming out on top.

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Chris
    13/02/16
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    "Just awful"

    almost exactly same plot as game of thrones. the wild, the wall, knights. Just not nearly as gripping. Power was just used randomly to fill lack of decent outcomes. avoid it!

    2 of 3 people found this review helpful
  • Mr
    Walsall, United Kingdom
    3/12/15
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    "Satisfyingly Complex Characters"
    Would you listen to The Red Knight again? Why?

    There are a lot of characters and their interactions are complex. The author pays you the compliment of not explaining everything that happens and much falls into place as you begin to understand the characters and their context.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of The Red Knight?

    The battle scenes are well written with and all of them a high points in the narrative. The other elements that I most enjoyed were the characters interactions with each other whereby you begin to understand them better.


    Any additional comments?

    There is a lot of medieval phrases and terminology which can take a bit of getting used to but this is a minor negative point which adds to the overall context of the story once you have caught up.

    1 of 2 people found this review helpful
  • Alan R
    Fife, Scotland
    31/08/15
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    "Excellent!"

    Great story, good narration (drops one star for inconsistent accents). Well plotted, thoroughly enjoyable listen.

    3 of 5 people found this review helpful
  • Stu
    UK
    5/07/17
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    "Couldn't get into the story"

    story all over the place some rubbish similarities with game of thrones weak characters

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • LexZ
    29/06/17
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    "not engaged"

    I personally struggled to finish this book. I wasn't at all engaged and felt like I was going over the same things time and time again. I would have to restart chapters over and over as I just wasn't able to stay focused. There was a lot of needless jumping from character to character that added nothing to the narrative. Nothing new or exciting in this book. I eventually just left it to run and couldn't really care less how it ended, as long as it ended.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Ho-Man Yau
    26/04/17
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    "talk about EPIC"

    a simple story that gets a little bit overblown with complex characters and their motivations with the simple feeling of who will live and who will die.
    look forward to the next book.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful
  • Samantha
    14/03/17
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    "okay but didn't grip me."

    liked how the language evoked the period.
    very much a medieval fantasy!
    found the story a bit methodical and the battles were not exciting.
    this may have been because of the narrators' stoic delivery.

    0 of 0 people found this review helpful

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