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2.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 52.91 out of 5 2.91 (34 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: George Guidall Publisher: Recorded Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2011 ISBN:
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Best-selling author Bernard Cornwell received national acclaim for the historical drama of his Civil War series, the Starbuck Chronicles, which includes Rebel, Copperhead, and Battle Flag. Now, in Stonehenge, he creates a dramatic saga of one of greatest wonders of the ancient world.

Four thousand years ago, three brothers grow up in a land that is now Britain. One becomes a warrior, ruthless in his pursuit of gold and power. One is a mystic who sees visions of the future and hears the gods speak to him. Between them stands Sagan, the gentle brother who will dedicate his life to building a temple he hopes will bring health and peace to the land. As the giant stones are moved into their sacred pattern, Bernard Cornwell draws the listener into the conflicts of brother against brother, men against gods. Narrator George Guidall's performance brings forth a world filled with the sights and sounds of bronze-age life.

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  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Nicole | 2/18/2014

    " I found this book to be rather dull and too simply written. I was interested in the story enough to push my way (slowly) through the book. I just couldn't buy into most of the characters. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Oismiffy | 1/25/2014

    " This isn't great, but bizarrely I quite enjoyed it "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob Hobbit | 1/21/2014

    " like the story of his Arthur books. Getting the Gods to come back. Also cheating wife the same. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Patrick Trisler | 1/13/2014

    " Boo. A bad book. The subject of Stonehenge has enough mystery as to why it was built and by whom to allow anybody to take a stab at it. Its all theoretical, so why not make something up thats interesting. Well, here it is not that interesting. The basic facts about Stonehenge are much more interesting than the drama presented here. This book was what would have happened if Stonehenge was built as the set of a soap opera. The characters are thin, and seem to be guessing as to what is going on around them. If you are going to set people in a cold, savage world where human sacrifice is part of day to day life, you have got to make those people relatable in some way. And I don't know where this dude came up with the names for the characters and there gods, but they sounded like something out of a bad fantasy game. Of all the names that early man had for the sun god, you don't need to go making one up as bad as Slaol. Some historical context, please! Read 'Hengeworld' by Mike Pitt before you read this jive. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jenn | 1/10/2014

    " I'm fascinated with stonehenge and found this book very interesting. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Christine | 12/17/2013

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Alan | 12/15/2013

    " One of the few Cornwell I didn't like. The priest character was just too much for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 12/13/2013

    " A fictional account on the creation of Stonehenge, which makes the fears and beliefs and even madness, come alive. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kadi Welty | 12/6/2013

    " 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 Victoria | 10/4/2013

    " Interesting but dragged and plot twists I didn't totally believe "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joel Fair | 9/4/2013

    " Stonehenge is extemely interesting and Cornwell does a very good job of describing what may have actually happened. Very exciting book and the author is not afraid of letting the reader be upset with tragedy in the main character's lives. Good read but a little too much pagan ideology for me. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Gloria Jackson | 7/27/2013

    " 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. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Andy | 4/24/2013

    " Good use of the historical and archaeological background in the writing of this book. Was a bit of a slow read at times though "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Joe | 12/5/2012

    " I'm a huge fan of Cornwell's novels. This one was enjoyable, but perhaps a bit slower to get started into than most of his novels? I stopped reading it for a few weeks...typically I find his novels to page turners that I can't put down. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bonnie_blu | 11/28/2012

    " The book portrays the Bronze Age as full of brutality, pain, and superstition. I know life in the Bronze Age was harsh, but there must have been decent people who had lives of joy, as well as of pain. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Ronya | 7/2/2012

    " whhhaaat happened to BCs writing...or does he always write like this? give me a better Cornwell book, please... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Torrey | 5/1/2012

    " Pretty Good Book. I would read it again. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Patty | 4/19/2012

    " Ritual and murder four thousand years ago. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 June | 3/17/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Mikko | 3/5/2012

    " "Stonehenge" started a bit slowly, but wholly captured my attention after about 100 pages. Well written, complex and evolving characters, interesting description how Stonehenge might have been built. Recommended for anyone who likes historical fiction. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Gordon | 1/13/2012

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dick Edwards | 1/8/2012

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

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Avella | 10/29/2011

    " There is very little on can say about one of the best books you've EVER READ. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jean | 10/8/2011

    " Despite being a huge Bernard Cornwell fan Sadly, I did n't immediately become hooked into this story of Iron Age Britain. although this tale of sibling rivalry moved on at a cranking pace I found the characters less than engaging. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Bonnie_blu | 9/30/2011

    " The book portrays the Bronze Age as full of brutality, pain, and superstition. I know life in the Bronze Age was harsh, but there must have been decent people who had lives of joy, as well as of pain. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Keri | 8/11/2011

    " A little hard to get into but I loved the story around Stonehenge. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jennifer | 7/25/2011

    " I really enjoyed this book. It was so different from anything I've ever read before. I wasn't expecting so much depth of thought to be put into this one. Great read. Very interesting. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Katie | 7/22/2011

    " I really couldn't get on with this book I just found it uninteresting and I don't know why it had the look of being a book I would really enjoy but I just didn't. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Angela | 7/17/2011

    " A fictional account on the creation of Stonehenge, which makes the fears and beliefs and even madness, come alive. "

  • 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. "

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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

George Guidall, winner of eighty AudioFile Erphones Awards, has twice won the prestigious Audie Award for Excellence in Audiobook Narration. In 2014 the Audio Publishers Association presented him with the Special Achievement Award for an audiobook narrator of exceptional stature and accomplishment. During his thirty-year recording career he has recorded over 1,100 audiobooks, won multiple awards, been a mentor to many narrators, and shown by example the potential of fine storytelling. Among Guidall’s narration achievements are Crime and Punishment, The Iliad, and John Irving’s A Widow for One Year, which earned him an Audie Award for best unabridged narration of a novel, an honor he captured again for his rendition of Wally Lamb’s I Know This Much Is True. Guidall’s forty-year acting career includes starring roles on Broadway, an Obie Award for best performance off Broadway, and frequent television appearances.