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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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

excellent all my favourite historical authors

Where does Sword of Shame rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

this is an excellent book ranking among the very best


What other book might you compare Sword of Shame to, and why?

this book compares well to Bernard knight and c j samsom series of books and includes some of their characters


Which scene did you most enjoy?

all of them


If you made a film of this book, what would be the tag line be?

murders by men not swords


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- ROBERT EDEN

Book Details

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