Excalibur

Abridged Audiobook

Written By: Bernard Cornwell

Narrated By: Tim Pigott-Smith

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: March 2010

Duration: 6 hours 10 minutes

Summary:

With Excalibur Bernard Cornwell draws his Arthurian trilogy to an exciting close that will have listeners gripping their headphones.

If Arthur existed (and I am quite certain he did) then he was probably the great British war leader who won the battle of Mount Badon. No one knows where it was fought, or how it was fought, but we do know that the battle took place and it was the one great defeat inflicted on the English invaders of Britain. In Excalibur we follow Arthur and Derfel to that enormous struggle and incredible victory. It not only throws the Saxons back, but reunites Arthur and Guinevere. He might hope now to be left alone, to have a time of peace after gaining a great victory, but new enemies arise to destroy all he has achieved. First is Mordred himself, the crippled king who owes everything to Arthur and now tries to kill his benefactor. Mordred's ally is Nimue who has come to hate her mentor, Merlin. And so the story ends as it has always ended, at Camlann''and so my lord was gone. And no one has seen him since.'

Individual images (Sword, Armored Gloves) ' Shutterstock, Digital Illustration ' HarperCollins. Digital artist Greg Whyte.

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  • Nancy Brumback

    With Bernard Cornwall, if you like historical fiction, you are always in for a treat. Besides the books themselves, I also enjoy the narrations, especially the ones who use different voices for different characters. I guess my favorite is Frederick Davidson. But as for the books, probably my favorites are the Richard Sharpe series, of which I have read/listened to most if not all. I have Sharpe's Eagles copied into my ITunes and listen to that when the Internet is down or there's some other problem. Somehow I don't get tired of it. Highly recommended!