Crowner's Crusade

  • by Bernard Knight
  • Narrated by Colin Mace
  • 8 hrs and 39 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

1192: Returning from the Holy Land at the end of the Third Crusade, Sir John de Wolfe, finds England simmering with rebellion and the body of the king's courier washed up on the shores of the River Exe. Tasked by the Chief Justiciar to discover why the man died and who killed him, Sir John is drawn unwillingly into affairs of state. His new career as a king's coroner is about to begin....

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Great Introduction to the Series

This is an excellent introduction to the Crowner John Series. There is quite a lot of detail on the return from the Holy Land which gives a good account of the roundabout journey the Lionheart took and his eventual capture.



Once back in Exeter we are introduced to all the characters who will play leading roles in the series- Nesta, Matilda and even Thomas and of course all the men at Rougemont castle. We even meet Richard de Revelle who tries to become Sheriff with the aid of Prince John.



While there are a few minor mysteries and murders for John to solve they are small but yet important to the role he will eventually play. All the future antagonism are shown in their beginning stages.



Anyone who has listened to any of the Crowner John books will surely want this book and if you are just starting the series this is a great introduction for you meet all the important character who are permanent features in the later books.



The only reason I gave this a 4 instead of a 5 is because of the reader. Paul Matthews has read all the previous books in the series and while Colin Mace is not bad, Paul Matthews had already created the voices for the character and is sorely missed not to be reading this introduciton.
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- "unknown"

Good historical novel, interesting characters

Interesting historical perspective. Good to listen to while sewing or working in the kitchen.
Worth using your credits for now.
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- Vicky

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-11-2012
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks