Sword of Shame : The Medieval Murderers

  • by The Medieval Murderers
  • Narrated by Paul Matthews
  • Series: The Medieval Murderers
  • 14 hrs and 59 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Sword of Shame is the second collaboration by five of the UK's finest historical mystery writers. Each brings their own characters to these interlinked tales, which tell the story of a cursed Norman sword. From its first arrival in Britain, with the Norman forces of William the Conqueror, violence and revenge are the cursed sword's constant companions. From an election-rigging scandal in 13th century Venice to the battlefield of Poitiers in 1356, as the Sword of Shame passes from owner to owner, it brings nothing but bad luck and disgrace to all who possess it.

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Most Helpful

Loved it...

Going purely by the title, I was a bit doubtful about ordering this book at first, thinking it would be too full of blood and gore. How glad I am that I did. All the story lines are superb; the consistant high quality of the writing far outshines the first book in the trilogy; 'The Book of Lost Prophecies', which I found rather uneven in parts, although still enjoyable. There is blood and gore but not to excess, and the plotlines take precedence throughout. There are some strong female characters in many of the stories too, so I think female readers would enjoy this book also. I loved the sly twist at the end of the final story, which tweaked at the leitmotif of the preceeding tales.
The narrator is excellent; the stories are compelling; the whole book is excellent, and I'm glad I bought it.
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- Diane

Not great

I did find this book (and house of shadows) really difficult to get in to, they are quite well narrated and some of the stories are ok. But alot of the time it felt like a bit of a chore to listen too there seems to be alot of unnessary plot and characters. I would probably say I thourght this was slightly better than House of Shadows, but only in the same way that being stuck in a lift is slightly better than being stuck in lift with gaseous brussel sprout addict.
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- Tom

Book Details

  • Release Date: 23-01-2008
  • Publisher: Whole Story Audiobooks