The Burning Land : The Last Kingdom Series

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Stephen Perring
  • Series: The Last Kingdom Series
  • 10 hrs and 57 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In the last years of the ninth century, King Alfred of Wessex is in failing health, and his heir is an untested youth. The Danes, who have failed so many times to conquer Wessex, smell opportunity.... First comes Harald Bloodhair, a savage warrior leading a Viking horde, who is encouraged to cruelty by his woman, Skade. But Alfred still has the services of Uhtred, his unwilling warlord, who leads Harald into a trap and, at Farnham in Surrey, inflicts one of the greatest defeats the Vikings were ever to suffer. This novel, the fifth in the magnificent series of England's history tells of the final assaults on Alfred's Wessex, that Wessex survived to become England is because men like Uhtred defeated an enemy feared throughout Christendom.

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Where is Jonathan Keeble?

Where does The Burning Land rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

I have listen to this series of books from the start, one after the other and love the story so far. But I was shocked to find out they had changed the narrator. Which is like changing the main characters in a film half way through. Totally disappointed as love the way Jonathan Keeble portrayed the characters. I'm so disappointed I cant listen to it any more.


How could the performance have been better?

Got Jonathan Keeble to narrate it.


Any additional comments?

Dont change the narrator half way through a series.

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- AdeG

Disappointing

I could not help but be disappointed with this audio book. The performance while OK, was no where near the quality of the first three unabridged books in this series. Also for some reason the place names have been replaced with the modern versions, so Lundene is read as London, to me this has detracted from the ambiance of the recording.

The story is every bit as good as the previous books, but the performance has let it down.
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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-10-2009
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited