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War of the Wolf

Narrated by: Matt Bates
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
5 out of 5 stars (63 ratings)
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Publisher's Summary

This audiobook contains an exclusive afterword from author Bernard Cornwell revealing the historical inspiration for War of the Wolf.  

At the fortress of the eagles, three kings will fight....

Uhtred of Bebbanburg has won back his ancestral home, but, threatened from all sides by enemies both old and new, he doesn’t have long to enjoy the victory.

In Mercia, rebellion is in the air as King Edward tries to seize control. In Wessex, rival parties scramble to settle on the identity of the next king. And across the country, invading Norsemen continue their relentless incursion, ever hungry for land.

Uhtred - a legendary warrior, admired and sought as an ally, feared as an enemy - is once again torn between his two heritages. But when he finds himself fighting on what he considers the wrong side, facing one of his most fearsome enemies and cursed by misfortune and tragedy, only the most astute cunning, the greatest loyalty and the most spectacular courage can save him....

©2018 Bernard Cornwell (P)2018 HarperCollins Publishers

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The story continues

Another great addition to the story. Performance continues to define the characters exceptionally. Only wish the same voice actor had read all the books from the start. regardless, I highly recommend this book in the series.

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Fantastic

As far as I am concerned, this book is an excellent example of the very best an audio book can be. The narration is the best I have heard, the performance is amazing. At times I thought there must be more than one narrator the different voices were that good. And the story is up to Cornwell's high standard, it is excellent. This series gets better and better.

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excellent book as usual

great read, and the voice acting was excellent as usual. great series and very exciting to listen to

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Great

I love this series the way it describes fights and battles is always amazing, not to mention the court intrigue that keeps continue to change events

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The black sheep

Love these books, how they are written and read. This one was great but not as amazing as the rest.

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Saga rolls on

BC continues the Last Kingdom series with this great addition to the saga. Love the story, characters, dialogue and the brilliant narration. Looking forward to the nrxt book already.

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War of the wolf

One of the greatest writers. Loving the story line, both my son (Aged 14) and I thoroughly enjoy the saga! It’s great bonding while taking through the books story! Keep up the good work Bernard Cornwell.
Regards, Aaron Brice

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And the Saga continues :)

I pre-ordered this audiobook because I love the series so much. Matt Bates has given an amazing performance, changing his voice every now and then to emphasise different characters. Definitely worth listening to! I am already looking forward to the next one in this series and I hope I don’t have to wait for another a year like this one.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 15-02-2019

The King without a crown... I absolutely love it.

I am raving for more Uhtred, Lord of Bebbanburg the King without the Crown. The most gripping battle between shield wall and fortress rocked me. AND a masterfully executed twist right at the end. Can't wait for the next book.

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 17-12-2018

Another great Uhtred story

Any long time reader of Bernard Cornwell's books know the quality of story they will receive from this book. I found this book brought out a lot more emotion in me then previous stories with some tough moments to listen to. Matt Bates does another stellar job reprising the role of Uhtred.

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  • Stonedog
  • 23-10-2018

Good addition to the series

An enjoyable addition to Uthred's continuing story of the birth of England.

A good warm up for the upcomin Netflixs drama.

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  • Euan Thomson
  • 15-10-2018

Continuation of Excellence

First introduced to Bernard Cornwell when I was stuck in a rainstorn in Papua New Guinea. Read the first Sharpes book in a day. Since then I have read every book Cornwell has written - even the romances.
But ......I do think that the Utred series is the best
Love them and always get excited when I see a new one on the horizon.

Thanks Bernard

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 26-10-2018

Audible got this very wrong

Although a great story, the opening started at Chapter 7 or 8 and the second half of the book played first, with the ending in the middle of the recording. Not what I expect from Audible and to be frank, it ruined a good book and story.
Audible at fault not Bernard Cornwell.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 06-10-2018

When is the next one coming??!!!

I have been waiting with bated breath for the latest addition to this outstanding series and in all honesty I could not put this down. As with all the previous instalments this one leaves you wanting more, brilliant again from Bernard Cornwell.

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  • Mrs Christine Blakemore
  • 05-10-2018

A book you can not stop reading until you get to the end.

The pace of the War of the Wolf is fast and furious. You can not put it down as you have to find out what will happen next. You are swept along with Uhtred, feeling his frustration with the situation he finds himself in, the limitation that his advancing age has on his strength and speed and his pain at the death of his daughter. I was expecting that while one of his warriors disappears early on in the final battle, that he would turn up later and have some important consequence and was pleased to be right. Good triumphs over evil and the reader draws a breath of relief. But then you realise it’s a long wait until the next instalment.

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  • Nicola Esler
  • 23-10-2018

a bit dissapointing

didn't think it as good as the others in the series. Narration was excellent though and the mad bishop hilarious 😂

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 16-10-2018

Just dragging it out

Story feels below par from a much loved author. The hero is getting a bit old for all this

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  • me
  • 01-11-2018

Story ruined

Book downloaded automatically second part first so I knew the end before the beginning. Big big shame

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  • miss n j ryder
  • 26-02-2019

Still Enthralled!

I may be bias as I have been reading these books since the release of The Last Kingdom and have never been so addicted to a series of books, still after many years, and although Uhtred is getting ridiculously old and its hard to picture a grey haired old warrior still being so succesful in battle sometimes, I am on the edge of my seat despairing at having to wait for the next installment, as I always am when finishing a Saxon Series. The narrator they use is excellent in my opinion, so much so that I prefer to listen to the Audible versions because he reads in a way I prefer to hear the words spoken rather than the accent in my own head! The northern touch is spot on.

I couldn't have imagined what could of become of Uhtred after claiming back Bebbenburg and always thought that would be the end so it was bittersweet for me when that happenned, but of course he couldn't just sit around and live like lord of the manor, hes a warrior, and this book is again so full of trials, intense gutwrenching situations, battles, and many fascinating characters that it holds as much suspense as the first stories. Enemies are as fearsom and unique as always. It would be wonderful if the tv series could go on this far, Jeremiah (bearing in mind, I have block listened to this, so I am guessing on the spelling there) is a hilarious colourful character and would be amazing to bring to life, and I think one of my favorite characters in all the series to date. In my opinion, The Saxon Series is a series that never fails to live up to expectations and I enjoyed this latest from start to finish. I am glad to see the series gaining notoriety in a tv series and watch that hoping it never ends along with the books, although the adjustments to screen often leave me irritated because they cant cast you into really feeling like you are emmersed in the situations with Uhtred that BC does, for instance seeing Uhtred on a horse riding to battle is nothing compared to the sense of realism you get feel when they ride through the fog to battle at the end, you can almost smell BC's battles but that doesnt come across on screen. I'm personally hoping that in a future novel there will be some reuniting events and story incorporating back the lost and gelded first born son. It has felt like an uncomfortable loose end and injustice and it would be nice to have some closure.

I have to leave the 900s now which I always feel esconsed in when reading/listening to these and get back to the present day sadly.

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  • MR JOEL D SIMONS
  • 22-02-2019

Another enjoyable yarn from the Saxon Chronicles.

Uhtred of Bebbanburg continues to get the better of all those who seek to destroy him.A little more thought provoking than previous tales although that's not surprising as the eponymous hero has now reached his 60th year.

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  • mr Garry Mizon
  • 10-02-2019

Fantastic listen well acted.

Another great story well told and fantastic acting. You really feel as if you where there.

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  • Nathan Carr
  • 07-02-2019

Not bad.

the heroes were not as heroic as I'd have expected. I suppose Ultread is getting old though. In that regard it reminds me of sharpe's devil. I can't give it 3 stars so it scrapes a 4. the narrator gets a solid 5.