Death of Kings : The Last Kingdom Series

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Stephen Perring
  • Series: The Last Kingdom Series
  • 10 hrs and 25 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The master of historical fiction presents the iconic story of King Alfred and the making of a nation.
As the ninth century wanes, England appears about to be plunged into chaos once more. For the Viking-raised but Saxon-born warrior, Uhtred, whose life seems to shadow the making of England, this presents him with difficult choices.King Alfred is dying and his passing threatens the island of Britain to renewed warfare. Alfred wants his son, Edward, to succeed him but there are other Saxon claimants to the throne as well as ambitious pagan Vikings to the north.
Uhtred's loyalty - and his vows - were to Alfred, not to his son, and despite his long years of service to Alfred, he is still not committed to the Saxon cause. His own desire is to reclaim his long lost lands and castle to the north. But the challenge to him, as the king's warrior, is that he knows that he will either be the means of making Alfred's dream of a united and Christian England come to pass or be responsible for condemning it to oblivion.
This novel is a dramatic story of the power of tribal commitment and the terrible difficulties of divided loyalties.This is the making of England magnificently brought to life by the master of historical fiction.

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So so disappointing I feel bereft

If this book wasn’t for you, who do you think might enjoy it more?

this is a fantastic book let down by such poor narration. Could not bear to listen to it. who in their right mind thought it would work to replace a strong Northern Viking voice like Jonathan Keeble with a weak Southern BBC type newsreader voice I feel betrayed I would never have bought it if I knew they were going to swap the narrator on the 5th book. DOn't buy it if you have listened to books 1-4.


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- Pancho

why change to narrator?

really like this series of books, and the narrator for the first few was perfect!

the chap who reads this just doesn't fit with the character. also in the first books the place names were all authentic from the era, as with the books, but in this and the previous audio book the place names are all updated.

disappointed
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- TomE

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-09-2011
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited