A Novel

Downloadable Audiobook - 2013
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The rascally Thomas of Hookton, aka Le Bâtard, and his band of not-so-merry mercenaries are bidden by the Earl of Northhampton to unearth the lost sword of Saint Peter in this recreation of the Battle of the Poitiers in 1356 wherein a severely outnumbered English army defeats the French and captures the Poitiers and French King John II.
Publisher: Prince Frederick, MD : Recorded Books ; [Prince Frederick, Md.] : [Distributed by] OneClick Digital, 2013, p2012
Edition: Unabridged
ISBN: 9781470343712
Characteristics: 1 sound file (11 hr., 45 min.) :,digital.


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Nov 19, 2014

Cornwell gives a good look at the politics and intrigues of the time. But in the end the battle scenes come down to one gory limb being severed, or a head bashed in, it gets tedious.

CaraLibrarian May 22, 2013

I've listened to quite a few Bernard Cornwell audiobooks, and Jack Hawkins is not my favourite reader - he really doesn't do voices, which can make it hard to differentiate between characters. But other than that, a solid performance. And of course - you can't go wrong with Bernard Cornwell if you like swords and detailed battle scenes. Which I do.

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