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Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Geoffrey Howard, Ralph Cosham Publisher: Random House Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: March 2001 ISBN: 9781415911082
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Bestselling author Bernard Cornwell takes us back four thousand years, to a vibrant world of ritual and sacrifice that is at once timeless and wholly original. This historical novel unlocks the mystery of Britain's most haunting and puzzling structure, and tells a tale of three brothers—fierce rivals—who are uneasily united in their quest to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest brother, kills his own father to become chief of his tribe. Camaban, the illegitimate middle brother, is determined to have a massive temple built in his own honor. And Saban, the youngest, who actually builds Stonehenge, must act as mediator between the other two. Stonehenge is the enthrallingly dramatic story of patricide, betrayal, and murder; of bloody brotherly rivalry; and of the never-ending quest for power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment. Download and start listening now!

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

    " Great Book. Realistic prehistory comes to life. Entertaining yet deep on many levels. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Emily | 2/13/2014

    " I read this book a long time ago and I remember it starting off pretty slow but of course you've got to give a book a chance. I'm glad I gave this one a chance because now when I look at Stonehenge this story is always in the back of my mind. I like the ideas Mr. Cornwell brings at how those rocks got there. I can't wait to find out all of life's mystery's when I die. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gustavo | 2/7/2014

    " Intrigue, betrayal and above all: love. Alchemy perfect for an epic! One of the best novels of Cornwell. :D "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 2/6/2014

    " It was a very good story. The characters were real. We do not know who built Stonehenge, but the author created a very good story of a group of people who might have built it. The author went into detail on how it was probably built which was a very interesting part of the book. There was war and violence in the book as well as romance. There was something for everyone in this book and it is well worth reading. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seligne | 1/20/2014

    " My least favourite of all the Cornwell books I have read (I have read all of the Sharpe books). The entire book for me consisted of moving large stones around, with little else of interest. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kadi | 12/29/2013

    " Listened to this on my phone. The voice of the reader made the book hard to listen to. Interesting story but not my genre. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Lyle | 12/29/2013

    " This is a good story, well written, and fun to read. It is not intended to be history, for there is no history available. Stonehenge just invites imaginings and possibilities and Cornwell has done a creative job of writing his imaginings. I hope to read more of his work. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tanya | 10/7/2013

    " I really like historical fiction especially those that follow one person through their life and trials. This is great conjecture on why and how Stonehenge was built-the tribes and gods that were involved. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Blake | 9/6/2013

    " A fantastic story of Stonehenge filled with love, betrayal, and perseverance. While almost completely fiction Bernard Cornwell creates a captivating plot which makes you believe you are reading a true first person account of the events which unfold. This is a must read for everyone. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ari | 5/17/2013

    " Hard to read at times but a good story. Lots of details about a time that we have little knowledge about. Worth the read but can get repetitive at times "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Salvatore | 1/6/2013

    " Not a great novel, with clumsy writing, forgettable characters, and scenes talen right out of 'Braveheart.' Can not recommend it. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gordon | 11/12/2012

    " Started reading it with great expectations after reading the Sharpe Series, but was dissapointed as it didnt really seem to move. The story was slow and I found it hard to follow or get involved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ruth | 11/9/2012

    " ok. i dont think it was as bad as some reviews. fictional theory on the building of stonehenge. i have no idea on the validity of the research of the time, but it sounded pretty primitive and plausible. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Rubi | 10/27/2012

    " Thought it was really interesting historical fiction, full of politics and intrigue. It is pretty fast-paced and an easy read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Vickie | 7/22/2012

    " BOT, Decent story, but a little too long "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 7/15/2012

    " I really enjoyed reading Bernard Cornwell's harrowing tale of life in and around Stonehenge, two thousand years BC. The struggle for survival, the daily grind within the various tribes came to life in the pages of this book... "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 June | 5/24/2012

    " Probably better if I had read the book myself rather than listened to the audiobook, which was horribly read. Still, if there's going to be that much gore, I want to feel more invested in the characters. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 12/29/2011

    " Boring and repetitive. Not Cornwell's usual fine work. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 12/14/2011

    " Ok I was bored stiff in spots. You can over do explaining things. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jannell | 12/6/2011

    " Excellent. Bit confusing until you grab hold of it, but well worth it. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Basil | 6/24/2011

    " This rates as one of my all time favourite novels. Amazing depiction of ancient Britain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Sho | 6/11/2011

    " Found it in a charity shop so I bought it. Not one of his best "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Owen | 4/23/2011

    " Incredibly interesting take on the creation of Stonehenge. There is some liberties taken with the mentality and behavior of the Stone Age protagonist, but in the end it makes for a fascinating read. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Russamun82 | 3/19/2011

    " An interesting book. It was at times overwhelming because of all the characters and their names which were a little confusing at times to keep straight. Otherwise an nice peak at what we shall never know about one of the enduring and most mysterious monuments on earth. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Ice | 3/9/2011

    " An interesting take on the mystery, that will remain always unresolved. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marion | 2/24/2011

    " This book sucks!! Repetitive, repetitive, repetitive. Always moving rocks and sawing off each others heads. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria | 2/10/2011

    " Wow. Well, this is interesting, because it is an amazing book, but it's quite warped. Very warped actually. My advice: Don't read if you are easily freaked out. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick | 1/24/2011

    " Blood and human sacrifice in pre-Celtic Britain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Chris | 1/21/2011

    " Fictionalized account of the building of the famous landmark. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Pat | 1/20/2011

    " An audiobook read by George Guidell. The lives of tribes at Stonehenge 4,000 years ago. NOT my cup of tea. Just couldn't get past all the bloodshed and ritual child sacrifices. Probably happened, but I did not want to read about it. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 1/13/2011

    " Ok I was bored stiff in spots. You can over do explaining things. "

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

    " If you've ever wondered who built stonehenge and why it was built - read Bernard Cornwell's offering of Stonehenge. Read this if you enjoyed 'Pillars of the Earth' by Ken Follett.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hazel | 1/2/2011

    " I haven't exactly finished this but I am struggling and have decided 3/4 is enough and its not worth carrying on with just to say I have read all of it- its like trying to run in very cold treacle "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 11/22/2010

    " Easily the best book I have read to date! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kgough | 11/9/2010

    " decent fiction, but there is little or no detail as to how Cornwell thinks Stonehenge was actually built. Lots of gloss-over. For 400 +/- pages, it seems a little empty. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jack | 10/30/2010

    " I really enjoyed reading Bernard Cornwell's harrowing tale of life in and around Stonehenge, two thousand years BC. The struggle for survival, the daily grind within the various tribes came to life in the pages of this book... "

About the Author

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 and many more, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He is the author of the acclaimed New York Times bestselling Saxon Tales series, which serves as the basis for the hit television series The Last Kingdom.

About the Narrators

Geoffrey Howard (a.k.a. Ralph Cosham) was a stage actor and an award-winning narrator. He recorded more than 100 audiobooks in his lifetime and won the prestigious Audio Award for Best Narration and several AudioFile Earphones Awards.

Ralph Cosham (1936–2014), a.k.a. Geoffrey Howard, was a British journalist who changed careers to become a narrator and screen and stage actor. He performed in more than one hundred professional theatrical roles. His audiobook narrations were named “Audio Best of the Year” by Publishers Weekly, and he won seven AudioFile Earphones Awards, and in 2013 he won the coveted Audie Award for Best Mystery Narration for his reading of Louise Penny’s The Beautiful Mystery.