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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?
A better story narrated by someone who had even the smallest shred of talent. It was like listening to an episode of Eastenders set in the 11th century, ghost written by Mike Tyson and narrated by someone on day release from the voice-over dustbin of a second rate Hentai Studio. Utter drivvel. If you have even the slightest interest in historical fact, or even hunger for a whiff of realism, this book will make you spew.
What will your next listen be?
Something to do with accountancy...like a literary glass of water to wash away the taste of a really unpleasant wine at a charity tasting. This book was the equivalent of a £4.00 bottle of sauternes. sickly rubbish that is likely to put you off pudding wine for ever.
Who might you have cast as narrator instead of David Thorpe?
A polar bear or any of the penguins at London zoo would have worked better
You didn’t love this book--but did it have any redeeming qualities?
Nope. Actually, scratch that, yes - the fact that I can erase it from my Ipod is a major bonus and something to give thanks for. The cover was the best bit.
Any additional comments?
I suppose this makes my enjoyment of other books even greater - not much could be worse. I gave up in the 5th chapter and re-played Panzer Commander and found it to be a fabulous antidote to The Last Viking.
8 of 12 people found this review helpful
If you could sum up The Last Viking in three words, what would they be?
Historical Adventure Legends
Who was your favorite character and why?
King Harlod he was the brains who had to make all the tough calls
What about David Thorpe’s performance did you like?
Mr Thorpe's performance was on the mark and his characters were a pro's work of art
Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?
I liked this style of book had a full range of emotions I did both
Any additional comments?
Wish Mr Coates would finish the story about the southern problem Write another book I want to know what happens
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
I got this book because I have already listened to almost every single Viking saga and novel available on audible. Unfortunately this was a big disappointment.
This book had very weakly written battle scenes. Not much to do with long ships and going a viking. Just not what one would expect in a Viking book.
The narrator did an okay job. However I'm not sure why he felt the need to give the women in the book a Russian accent when everyone else had an English accent.
If you're like me and have already listened to all the other Viking books available on Audible, then what the hell... get it. Otherwise there are much better written Viking books out there.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful