The Iron King : The Accursed Kings

  • by Maurice Druon
  • Narrated by Peter Joyce
  • Series: The Accursed Kings
  • 11 hrs and 5 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

From the publishers that brought you A Game of Thrones comes the series that inspired George R.R. Martin’s epic work.
France became a great nation under Philip the Fair - but it was a greatness achieved at the expense of her people, for his was a reign characterised by violence, the scandalous adulteries of his daughters-in-law, and the triumph of royal authority.


What the Critics Say

"Blood-curdling tale of intrigue, murder, corruption and sexual passion" (The Sunday Times)
"Dramatic and colourful as a Dumas romance but stiffened by historical accuracy and political insight" ()The Sunday Times)
"Barbaric, sensual, teeming with life, based in wide reading and sound scholarship…among the best historical novels" (The Times Literary Supplement)


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Appaling narration

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

I never felt compelled to write a review before but Peter Joyce's narration of this books is so awful that I think it needs to be highlighted. I simply could not enjoy the book at all due to his ponderous and pretentious narration.

What did you like best about this story?

The story itself could have been quite entertaining, but the narration was far too distracting in it's awful pompousness for me to really enjoy the story at all.

Who might you have cast as narrator instead of Peter Joyce?

Anybody at all would be better than he is! Take your pick!

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- DonnaHove

The worst narration I have ever heard on audible

What disappointed you about The Iron King?

I have been a Audible customer for a number of years and to be fair this is the first book that I have purchased that I have not liked.
I only managed to get 40 minutes into the book before the narration was irritating me so much that I had to turn it off and start on another book instead.

What didn’t you like about Peter Joyce’s performance?

Peter Joyce's reading of the book is stilted with overly long pauses (of up to a second) in places that should be flowing

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- David

Book Details

  • Release Date: 31-01-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited