The Lords of the North : Saxon Stories (Abridged)

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Jamie Glover
  • Series: Saxon Stories (Abridged)
  • 5 hrs and 43 mins
  • Abridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The third installment in Bernard Cornwell's King Alfred series, following on from the outstanding previous novels The Last Kingdom and The Pale Horseman, both of which were top 10 bestsellers.


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I really enjoyed the first two books in this series but this audio book isn't as good. First of all it is abridged (and the book isn't a long one)and secondly I don't think this narrator is a patch on the narrator of the first two. I am currently reading the paperback of this book because this way I get the full version and I can "hear" the narrator from the first two in my mind. This narrator hasn't captured the scorn Uhtred has for Alfred and anything that doesn't agree with his philosophy. Also in my opinion, giving Uhtred a northern accent in the first two really captured the character. It is a cracking yarn though.
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- Tanya

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Not only is this an abridged version, but the reader is not really suited to the subject. I was eventually bought, as a present, the Unabridged version read by actor Richard Armitage. Suffice it to say that if you had offered this version it would have been far and away your best-selling audio book of the year.
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- June

Book Details

  • Release Date: 21-07-2006
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited