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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (819 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Elizabeth Chadwick Narrator: Peter Wickham Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2008 ISBN:
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It is a time for ambitious men to prosper, and royal servant John FitzGilbert Marshal is one of them. Raised high, as the kin of the deceased King Henry battle each other for England's throne, John reaps rich rewards but pays a terrible price for the choices he makes - as does his family.

His wife, fragile, naïve Aline, is hopelessly unequipped to cope with the demands of a life lived on the edge and, when John is seriously injured in battle, her worst nightmare is realised. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sara Giacalone | 10/13/2013

    " Ever since I first read about John FitzGilbert and his brave stand at Wherwell Abbey I've wanted to know more. Elizabeth Chadwick's A Place Beyond Courage fits well into her William Marshall series and also provides the detail I was craving about his father, as well as William's young life and his near hanging at Stephen's hands. Very enjoyable reading indeed! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Donna Maguire | 9/25/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book, I am fairly new to Elizabeth Chadwick's books with this being the fifth I have read and I honestly cannot wait to read my next one. The stories she tells are told with such detail and passion that the characters come to life as you read them. This one I found very hard to put down and was engrossed in the tale of John FitzGilbert, his wife Sybilla and his youngest son William. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kaite | 8/16/2013

    " Fantastic look into the life of William's parents. Even though I had read the book from a different edition previously, when I got my own copy of the new version, I still was on the edge of my seat. Beautiful new look too. The mark of a successful author is when I can re-read and still feel anxious all over again! Elizabeth has done a wonderful job capturing the emotion but not getting lost in it. The imagery is wonderfully clear in my head. I'm excited to get more of her books either from online or those she's currently writing. Can't wait!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Stacy | 8/7/2013

    " A well-rounded and highly entertaining novelization of the life of John Marshal. It would be easy to take his famous "hammers and anvils" speech and cast him as a cold, hard man who regards his children as only a means to an end. Instead, Chadwick paints us a family man, forced to do the best he can for himself in an inherantly uncertain and dangerous time. Certainly, he is eminently practical, which sometimes forces him to be hard, but by no means is he callous or uncaring. The portrayal here never rang untrue with the historical evidence we have of Marshal's life while still giving him a personality we can sympathize with and root for. The glimpses into the young William's personality provided an especially bright light, which equally cast the shadows of John's pain in the gamble he had to play with William's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Margaret Sankey | 7/24/2013

    " Chadwick's historical novels are good because they stick to the reality of what happened and try to explain within the context of the time decisions that seem alien to us. This volume is the lifetime of the parents of William Marshall, John FitzGilbert and Sibylla of Salisbury, who try to navigate the dangerous shoals of the civil war between Maude and Stephen for the English throne. Chadwick does well with the annulment of FitzGilbert's first marriage, the truce with Salisbury and the famous episode in which a young William Marshall was a hostage to Stephen and pretty much treated it like a Plantagenet Ransom of Red Chief. I usually respect her research that yields such good details and interpretations, but this one's notes include her thanks to a psychic she consults to read dead historical peoples' imprint on the universe, a fact in which I am just eye-rollingly disappointed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jacque Hodges (Carter) | 2/5/2013

    " This is the way I like to learn about history. Let someone else read the dry, boring, history and do all that research, then write books that bring the characters and the time period to life and make it fun for me. Thank you very much, MS. Chadwick. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen Guler | 10/12/2012

    " What can I say? This is Elizabeth Chadwick continuing her superb run of of historical novels revolving around the Marshal family. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lori | 9/25/2012

    " Another amazing novel by Chadwick... she never disappoints!!! Can't put them down and sad when they end!!! Especially loved this series... "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 L | 11/5/2011

    " Another book I had to mark as "Read" but didn't actually read. This book is bad fiction--the characters are flat and boring. It's bad history--ditto on the boring. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kimberly B. | 8/18/2011

    " Awesome historical fiction. I thoroughly enjoyed the story and I'm looking forward to reading The Greatest Knight and the continuation of William's life. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Becky | 2/23/2011

    " I would give this 3.5 stars. I thought the first half of the book was kind of uninteresting, but I enjoyed the second half.
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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gems | 6/7/2010

    " Another good one from Elizabeth Chadwick. 4 stars, good stuff. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Elysium | 2/27/2010

    " I wasn't really familiar with John FitzGilber (father of William Marshal) before I read yhis book so it was interesting. I think the first part of book was little boring, mainly because I didn't like Aline. But after John married Sybilla the book kept getting better. Hence the 3 stars... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kathleen | 12/6/2009

    " What can I say? This is Elizabeth Chadwick continuing her superb run of of historical novels revolving around the Marshal family. "

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