Summary

Our hero, Uhtred, has been made governor of London. This fourth book in the series is set mostly in London and covers Alfred's building of fortified towns to hold Wessex and his push into Mercia.
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©2007 Bernard Cornwell (P)2007 HarperCollins Publishers Ltd, London, UK
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5 out of 5 stars
By Neil on 21-01-09

Storming Cornwell

Another excellent listen from Bernard Cornwell. I'd previously listened to the triology (The Last Kingdom, The Pale Horseman and The Lords of the North) and I'd recommend listening to those first so you've got the context for this one. If you like Cornwell's battle, bloody and bravery, you'll love this one. Great narration too.

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1 out of 5 stars
By j on 14-11-16

Disappointed.

I downloaded the wrong version initially so had to buy the unabridged version again but it was worth it. I'm sure if this narrator had started the series I would have carried on with this book but Jonathan Keeble who narrated the first 4 is a legend. I'll have to read the rest of the series on kindle now. Why do they change a perfectly good narrator part way through a series?

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5 out of 5 stars
By David on 27-12-07

continues to please

Sword Song, the fourth book of the Saxon Chronicles, continues its lusty and barbaric ways made so inviting and satisfying in the inimitable Bernard Cornwell style.

Only when the last chapter is performed (as it is *so convincingly* not only in this audiobook, but the others of the series, as well), does sadness set in when the listener realises that she or he has to wait impatiently for the next chapter in the Uhtred saga to be published.

One note: it is unfortunate that, at this writing, Audible only offers the abridged version of this book. Certainly some books benefit from an abridgement but readers and listeners of tales written and read so well as was this one, deserve the writer's intended version!

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3 out of 5 stars
By Leo V.D. on 05-09-09

The story continues

And once again
An excellent book read by an excellent reader.

A sad solution to end the tale here!
I -for one- would have loved the read more about that time. And to know how our hero finaly got his beloved Bebbanburg.

And -I would have prefered this version to be the Unabridged version.

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