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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Bit of a let down

Not sure if it was because I am sure sure this is an Abridged version, but this to me lacked the detail of both character and surroundings of the first two novels. But the biggest disapointment of all was that Tom Sellwood was not narrating and this was a real let down as Tom's voice was instrumental in making me believe in Uhtred, his place in time and his cause, where as Jamie Glovers narration wasn't spoke with a Northern Accent and at the end of every sentance was full of 'He said' or 'she replied' which I found very annoying. Leaves it all open for a fourth book so fingers crossed maybe Tom will be back for a fourth installment or even just an Unabridged version of this edition with Tom Sellwood's voice would be enough for me to re-purchase this.
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- Simon


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

Book Details

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