The Golden Cage : The Ballad of Sir Benfro

  • by J.D. Oswald
  • Narrated by Wayne Forester
  • Series: The Ballad of Sir Benfro
  • 14 hrs and 50 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Penguin presents the unabridged, downloadable, audiobook edition of The Ballad of Sir Benfro: The Golden Cage, the third installment in the new fantasy series from JD Oswald, read by Wayne Forester.
Queen Beulah is determined to have her war, despatching Inquisitor Melyn north into the land of her enemies.
Battling the ever-growing influence of Magog, Benfro struggles to resist the treacherous orders of the long-dead Dragon Mage, a task made yet more difficult by the arrival of Errol in his forest refuge.
His body broken, Errol is tormented by dreams of his beloved Martha, imprisoned in a Golden Cage. He has escaped from King Ballah's torture chamber but remains powerless to help her.
Yet fate has united these two. Apart, they will surely perish, and all Gwlad with them.


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Customer Reviews

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What could have made this a 4 or 5-star listening experience for you?

A better storyline. The offered plot was meandering and unfulfilling. Indeed, it felt like the author was deliberately shoving in poor quality material just to eek out another cheque from the publishers for subsequent instalments.

What will your next listen be?

I have already bought the next book in what I thought was a four book series only to find out that the next book isn't even the last one...please! I really don't think I'll bother.

Which scene did you most enjoy?

I read this only a short time ago and can barely remember a thing about it - not a good sign.

What character would you cut from The Golden Cage?

If I were editor I'd have flung this back at Wayne Forester with MOST of the book cut, never mind the characters.

Any additional comments?

I wish I could go back to warn myself before buying the first one. Sadly disappointed with author and publisher.

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- K

part three of a series - I like series

I have enjoyed the three books so far. I find the speaker is very engaging and enjoy his range of voices. So many for one person... Lovely engaging voice.
At times it is a little slow and at other times I quite like the slowness and gentle story telling.
The characters do develop and grow. at times I get a sense of predicting the future is flagged but then other things pop into the book and move the story in a different direction.
I just checked on when the next in the series is out and it is later this month so not long too wait.
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- Colin A. Mcgee

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2015
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Limited