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3.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 53.99995618693574 out of 5 4.00 (7,532 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Tom Sellwood Publisher: HarperCollins Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Related: The Warrior Chronicles / Saxon Tales Release Date: January 2007 ISBN: 9780061349126
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The third installment of Bernard Cornwell’s bestselling series chronicling the epic saga of the making of England, “like Game of Thrones, but real” (The Observer, London)—the basis for The Last Kingdom, the hit BBC America television series.

After achieving victory at King Alfred’s side, Uhtred of Bebbanburg is returning to his home in the North, finally free of his allegiance to the King—or so he believes. An encounter with a vicious slave trader introduces Uhtred to Guthred, the self-proclaimed King of Northumbria. Curious about Guthred’s astounding claim, Uhtred follows him north. But he soon discovers fate has another incredible surprise in store, and begins an unexpected journey that climaxes in the midnight siege of a city thought impregnable—a dangerous seige that results in the forging of England.

Lords of the North is Bernard Cornwell’s finest work yet—a breathtaking adventure, but it also tells the story of the creation of English identity, as the English and Danes begin to become one people, appropriating each other’s languages and, thrillingly, fighting side-by-side.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell…breathes life into ancient history with disarming ease, peppering it with humor and even innocence.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “Jamie Glover authentically captures the atmosphere of the era of the Saxon Chronicles with seemingly effortless narration in this historical fiction.”

    AudioFile

  • “Filled with plenty of action, betrayal, and bloodshed, along with a healthy dose of religion and superstition…Historical fiction lovers and those who want a good old-fashioned action tale should enjoy this book.”

    School Library Journal

  • “All plotlines lead to combat, and Cornwell does not disappoint.”

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Oleg Bogatyrevich | 2/18/2014

    " This book failed to capture my interest and I could not be bothered to finish it. I'm done with this series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 JT | 2/16/2014

    " Continued Excellence. I'm glad to see there will be another installment to this series!! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Max F | 2/13/2014

    " Great book, third in the series...better than the last and as good as the first. Very entertaining, indeed. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Rhonda | 2/12/2014

    " Third in the series. Love this series "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mary O. | 2/7/2014

    " Bernard Cornwell is an excellant historical writer! Although his books are as bloody as the times, his characters are compelling. Like Shakespeare, they relate to current times; different consciousness, same emotions. I have completed the Saxon series and hated to see it end. Uhtred is the man I would want on my side, should trouble come my way. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Darlene | 1/28/2014

    " An entertaining rollicking historical saga. This is book 3. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Paul | 1/18/2014

    " Best book of the Saxon series yet. Can't believe I never discovered Cornwell before now. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Linda | 1/6/2014

    " I love this series. Wonderful author. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Chris | 1/4/2014

    " Cornwell sure can spin a yarn. 3 books into the series and its still very compelling. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Eskay Wolfersperger | 12/28/2013

    " This is a great series. I like it it because my ancestors were Danish and English. I like it because of its historical story. And I like the characters very much. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sharon | 10/4/2013

    " I read the whole Saxon series and was enthralled. Cornwell brings the 900's to life for the reader and makes one grateful one is reading, not living, in the era. Outstanding series! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Steve Dwyer | 2/12/2013

    " Another excellent addition to this wonderful series. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann Marie | 2/3/2013

    " I've listened to the audiobook read by Richard Armitage which turned me on to the entire saga series. The book itself is a great read, interesting characters, an evolving plot line and an engaging protagonist. This is the third volume in the series and I've loved each book so far.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Vicki | 1/31/2013

    " I love the Saxon series and am currently on Book 4. While growing up Pirates always had such an allure but not to me. I had no interest whatsoever. However this series has changed my whole perspective besides the fact I love the history. If you have not started this series, I highly recommend it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christopher Galbraith | 11/23/2012

    " I could copy paste the same review each time. Fantastic story, great battle scenes, more Uhtred. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Crepes | 8/28/2012

    " I read it because of the audio book, btw I think that the pronunciation of the Old English is really fascinating so as the story itself, I might continue to listen to the rest two books as soon as I have had some time, really curious to find out what was in store for these characters "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jen Scott | 7/28/2012

    " This was one of my favorite books of the series. It had a lot of twists and turns that I wasn't expecting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 5/1/2012

    " Bernard Cornwell writes the most amazing historical novels. If you're looking for a good yarn to get lost in you can't go wrong with any of his. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Dave Hall | 1/27/2012

    " A fictional series about King Arthur within the context of the Saxon invasions around 800-900AD. My favourite interpretation of the myths so far, by far. The entire series is well worthwhile and can be read as standalone stories. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jeff | 8/24/2011

    " Nice to see Uhtred finally advancing in his profession and happy at home too. If you've read the earlier ones and liked them, you'll like this. If you haven't, this is not a good starting point. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Tina Crisman | 8/8/2011

    " As usual, I loved this book! I am totally in love with Uthred :) "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jake | 5/6/2011

    " Audio Book. Good book about Kings and Lords in England in the Middle Ages. Uhtred was our hero, Lord of Bebbenberg. He is kind of wandering the country and joins forces with different folks and the whole time it trying to get revenge on Kjartan and his "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mike | 3/30/2011

    " Hard to like the protagonist in this edition of the series, but still great historical fiction of post-Roman Britain. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Deana | 3/2/2011

    " Bernard Cornwell writes the most amazing historical novels. If you're looking for a good yarn to get lost in you can't go wrong with any of his. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ida | 2/2/2011

    " Bernard has really brought the history alive in these books, great great story, with good and trustworthy persons and a great perspective. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ann | 1/30/2011

    " I've listened to the audiobook read by Richard Armitage which turned me on to the entire saga series. The book itself is a great read, interesting characters, an evolving plot line and an engaging protagonist. This is the third volume in the series and I've loved each book so far.. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Malena | 1/21/2011

    " Love this series! A definite must read for those who love historical fiction. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matthew | 1/20/2011

    " Typical B Cornwell. But, it does make me want to go a viking. Stand in a shield wall and murder some clergy. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patrick | 1/11/2011

    " This was another very entertaining installment in the series.

    Though it had one of my favorite segments (Uhtred meets Finan)in the entire series so far I think it was a bit slow to start. Which, is OK, because it finished off in great Saxon fashion. Bring on the next one. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Matt | 1/5/2011

    " best line-Ivarr tells Uhtred he's going to make a saddle out of his hide so he can fart on him all day. Nice! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Sara | 1/3/2011

    " I love this series. Uhtred is an amazing character, as are the rest of the characters. The action starts right at the beginning and doesn't slow down until the final scene. It's hard to pick who to root for, the Saxons or the Danes. "

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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

Tom Sellwood has recorded many audio books, including Hector Hugo Munro’s Witty, Weird, and OutrageousSaki Favorites; Mutiny on the Bounty; Treasure Island; Far from the Madding Crowd; Emma; a selection of P. G. Wodehouse’s short stories; and Wuthering Heights, to name a few.