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Lords of the North

Unabridged Audiobook

Written By: Bernard Cornwell

Narrated By: Tom Sellwood

Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers

Date: January 2007

Duration: 12 hours 58 minutes

Summary:

From Bernard Cornwell, the undisputed master of historical fiction, comes the third volume in the exhilarating Saxon Chronicles.

The year is 878, and the Saxons of Wessex, under King Alfred, have defeated the Danes to keep their kingdom free. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now he is disgusted by Alfred's lack of generosity. Uhtred flees Wessex, going north to search for his stepsister in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.

Uhtred arrives in the north to discover rebellion, chaos, and fear. His only ally is Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and his best hope is his sword. Needing other allies he chooses Guthred, a seemingly deluded slave who believes he is a king. Together they cross the Pennines to where a desperate alliance of fanatical Christians and beleaguered Danes form a new army to confront the terrible Viking lords who rule Northumbria. Instead of victory Uhtred finds betrayal. But he also discovers love and redemption as he is forced to turn once again to his reluctant ally, Alfred the Great.

A breathtaking adventure, Lords of the North is also the story of the creation of modern England, as the English and Danes gradually become one people, adopting each other's languages and fighting side by side.

Performed by Jamie Glover

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  • danny m

    Great book series and this book did not disappoint either!

  • Rhonda K

    Love the book, hate the narrator. Maybe hate is a little strong. Intensely dislike, mostly because he's not Jonathan Keeble. What were they thinking? Why mess with perfection?

  • Travis Curtiss

    Enjoyed the book but the narrator was not as good as the one used for The Last Kingdom and Pale Horseman.

  • Mike Sibley

    It was hard to know if I liked the book, as the narrator was so poor. I've been reading the entire series and am spoiled by Jonathan Keeble who has read most of the books in the series. It really throws you off when you are used to the voice of all the characters from other books, then the publisher picks a substitute reader who is so vastly different.