The Pagan Lord : The Last Kingdom Series

  • by Bernard Cornwell
  • Narrated by Matt Bates
  • Series: The Last Kingdom Series
  • 11 hrs and 40 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The new novel in Bernard Cornwell's number one best-selling series The Warrior Chronicles, on the making of England and the fate of his great hero, Uhtred of Bebbanburg.
Alfred the Great is dead and Edward his son reigns as king. Wessex survives but peace cannot hold. The Danes in the north, led by Viking Cnut Longsword, stand ready to invade and will never rest until the emerald crown is theirs. Uhtred, once Alfred's great warrior but now out of favour with the new king, must lead a band of outcasts north to recapture his old family home, that great Northumbrian fortress, Bebbanburg.Loyalties will be divided and men will fall, as every Saxon kingdom is drawn into the bloodiest battle yet with the Danes; a war which will decide the fate of every king, and the entire English nation.

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What the Critics Say

"The best battle scenes of any writer I've ever read, past or present. Cornwell really makes history come alive" (George R.R. Martin)
"Cornwell draws a fascinating picture of England as it might have been before anything like England existed" (The Times)
"He's called a master storyteller. Really he's cleverer than that" (Telegraph)

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Customer Reviews

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Disappointing narration

Having listened to all the books in the series to date it is disappointing to have had so many changes of narrator, however this reading was particularly bad as both the pronunciation of names of certain characters was different and more disconcerting was the change in 'personality' of several of the key characters.
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- Jarrod

Great story

Whilst I love listening to the stories it would be good if the pronunciation of names and place names was consistent through all the books.
Look forward to the next one.
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- Anneke

Book Details

  • Release Date: 26-09-2013
  • Publisher: HarperCollins Publishers Limited