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War of the Wolf

Narrated by: Matt Bates
Length: 13 hrs and 28 mins
5 out of 5 stars (42 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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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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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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  • 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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  • Amazon Customer
  • 21-01-2019

The story continues.

He's getting older every book but still enjoys a bundle. let's see what the next one brings.

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  • Kindle Customer
  • 17-01-2019

Worth the credit

Accidenty punched this one in, as only meant to hear sample, but the story was engaging & my dismay (at lost credit!), turned to real enjoyment as this tale of historical, (sort of), drama, unfolded. An entertaining tale completely made more so as great audible listen, made so by Matt Bates's narration, which was superb....

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  • Anonymous User
  • 17-01-2019

excellent listen and story telling .

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  • charznsheyi
  • 16-01-2019

I love the series, can't wait for the next one.

I love the series, I'rs taken me about 2 days per book because I constantly have it on. I am actually quite bored waiting for the next.