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4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 4.00 (4,559 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Tim Pigott-Smith Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Abridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Warlord Trilogy Release Date: March 2010 ISBN: 9780062009463
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Quotes & Awards

  • “Top-notch…Skillfully interweaving details from a myriad of Arthurian legends…Cornwell puts a fresh perspective on these oft-retold events. Realistically gory battles and doomed romantic exploits flavor the narrative, while the strong characterizations bring the men and women behind the legends to vivid life.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “The bloodcurdling adventures, intrigue, and wars are brought to life by Pigott-Smith, who captures the flavor and fabled personalities of this time before written history. Evil characters ooze their wickedness, while heroes, even the tarnished ones, sound good and honorable in the voices created by Pigott-Smith.”

    AudioFile

  • “Lively…An entertaining read, a fresh look at an old story.”

    Library Journal

  • “An ambitious embroidering of the saga of King Arthur and the Knights of the Round Table…Cornwell…writes more gripping battle scenes than any other contemporary author, and he mixes those bloody clashes here with a sharp, grim portrait of a land racked by contending religions…Rousing, persuasive entertainment.”

    Kirkus Reviews

Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rudy | 2/14/2014

    " Was in such a hurry to get to Excalibur, that I forgot to do a review....My favorite thing about these books is how allof the Arthurian myths are explained, especially The Grail, Camelot and Knights of the Round Table! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Aubrey | 2/5/2014

    " The second book in the Warlord Chronicles did not impress me in quite the same way that the first one did. Perhaps the novelty of the setting had worn off, or perhaps it's just the rightful place of the second book in any trilogy, but I found Enemy of God a bit tedious. Battle, battle, battle. Druids, intrigue, oaths, treachery, and more battle. I'm glad I continued reading the series, but I'm happy that I'm 2/3 through it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Julia | 1/31/2014

    " DNF. I returned the book a few months ago, and while it was good, I couldn't bring myself to get to the ending. Maybe I'll give this series another go one day. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Robin | 1/26/2014

    " I couldn't really get into this book. I enjoyed it, but it just didn't suck me in. Cornwell's writing is such that I want to read the story, but I can put the book down and not pick it up aagain for several days. His take on the Arthur stories has a strong historical base and are intersting from that standpoint, but they could be a lot more entertaining than he made them. So these are great to read if you're really into the real arthur, but don't expect to get swept away. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Pete Dawson | 1/6/2014

    " A great book about a great legend that is Arthur, a book in a series that will entertain again and again, love to see a tv or film adaptation mr Cornwell. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nicole | 1/5/2014

    " Totally loved it. People, plot and scenery were perfectly balanced. It was worth wrestling with part one. Now for the final part of the saga "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chelsea | 12/21/2013

    " A bit slow but interesting tale of Arthur. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jonathan | 10/3/2013

    " Typical Cornwell. great storytelling with a healthy dose of historical accuracy to really bring things to life. Part two of the trilogy and i can't wait to dig into the last book! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 9/28/2013

    " Recommended to me by my husband's brother-in-law and his sons one summer, and after the first 50 pages I was hooked. It really made me rethink the Arthurian legend, in a really smart way. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rachael Bermingham | 9/25/2013

    " I'm a sucker for Arthurian legend and absolutely love the gritty reality underpinning these novels. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Florbela | 7/26/2013

    " As good as the first one of this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Thalia | 6/13/2013

    " I love this author! New twists on the legend. Interesting plot lines and characters. Realistic interactions and battle scenes. Wholly engaging novel. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sarah | 5/16/2013

    " Excellent story-telling. Like the first novel, The Winter King, this book is a very fast read. An interesting twist on the old Arthurian legends. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 David | 12/15/2012

    " Might even be better than the first in the series. Tragic, gritty, completely convincing version of King Arthur. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Francisco Calmon | 9/8/2012

    " Great book. A new view about Arthur tales, with historical facts. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Halvdan Mcchesney | 8/26/2012

    " Don't be fooled by the name "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Elise | 6/28/2012

    " Perfect book for an Arthurian geek. A bit too graphic with some of the violence, but a great read. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John | 2/15/2012

    " Excellent, and heart-breaking, follow-up to the first book. Looking forward to the third. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Phil | 11/1/2011

    " Takes the Arthur story to a new level. Brilliantly descriptive and breathes life into a period of British history that is vague with large gaps. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marcus | 8/9/2011

    " If you are interested in meeting characters that you will genuinly care about, be furious with, cry for and laugh with, then this is a story that you don't want to miss. I can promise you this much - this is one story about Arthur that you will never forget. :-) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sean | 6/18/2011

    " Awesome!! Great spin on an epic tale, amazing feel for the medieval world. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Joaquimposses | 6/15/2011

    " Não lembro o q aconteceu nesse livro direito... vou colocar a série toda em "reler" quando tiver tempo :D
    Mas me convenceu a nunca ler Brumas de Avalon. A história oficial de Arthur é essa agora. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Alessandro | 6/13/2011

    " Meno avvincente dei due precedenti. In alcuni tratti, per fortuna pochi, quasi noioso. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Alessandro | 6/13/2011

    " Un po' meno crudo del precedente. Meno incentrato sulle battaglie (che comunque rimangono numerose) e più sul protagonista, Derfel. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Gail | 6/13/2011

    " Typical middle book of a trilogy, just setting up the third book. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Nicole | 6/5/2011

    " This is the second time as well. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Al | 4/16/2011

    " Didnt care for Olde English prose
    "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Carol | 12/1/2010

    " This is by far the best Arthur story written by probably the best living historical writer. His Sharpe series is wonderful, too. I would add a "violence" warning for the Arthur series - hey, it was the dark ages. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Valissa | 11/17/2010

    " "She will never be high, and she will never be low, but she will be happy." "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Robert | 11/13/2010

    " I liked this book a lot better than the first of the trilogy. It has me very excited to finish the last of them. The dialogue from Nimue and Merlin is simply brilliant. And the way he twists the common themes of Arthurian legend to a historical relevance is a lot of fun. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Cassidy | 11/4/2010

    " 3.5? 3.87? I really enjoyed this, but I think the first one was better. "

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About the Author
Author Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

About the Narrator

Tim Pigott-Smith is a British classical stage and television actor.  He has narrated everything from Wilbur Smith's adventure works, Triumph of the Sun and Blue Horizon to Geoffrey Chaucer's The Canterbury Tales and Fyodor Dostoyevsky's classic The Brothers Karamazov, for which he received an AudioFile Earphones Award. He was an Audie finalist for Professor Joanna Burke’s 2006 original works Eyewitness: 1940-1949, Eyewitness: 1950-1959 and Eyewitness: 1960-1969.

 

Pigott-Smith performed in Broadway in Sherlock Holmes as well as opposite such British stars as Judi Dench, Helen Mirren, Geraldine James, and Patrick Stewart. He has appeared in a host of Shakespearean classics on television including Henry IV, Part I and Measure for Measure as well as in Winston Churchill: The Wilderness Years, Downton Abbey, and The Hour.  His many film credits include Alice in Wonderland, Clash of the Titans, Bloody Sunday, and Martin Scorcese's Gangs of New York.