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2.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 52.9 out of 5 2.90 (20 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bernard Cornwell Narrator: Frederick Davidson Publisher: Blackstone Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: January 2006 ISBN: 9781455177431
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Four thousand years ago, a stranger’s ominous gift and his death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn would precipitate the building of one of mankind’s most remarkable achievements. Cornwell’s epic novel, Stonehenge, catapults us into a powerful world of ritual, betrayal, and the never-ending pursuit of power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.

Three brothers, deadly rivals, are precariously united by a shared vision to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest, is a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe. Camaban, his bastard brother, is a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge. Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, it is the youngest, the peaceful Saban, who will become the true leader of his people and live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.

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Quotes & Awards

  • “Cornwell drops the listener into a world of legend...It’s a real accomplishment to create cultures before recorded history that are...comprehensive in scope and believeable...An epic adventure with a realistic feel.”

    Kliatt

  • “Bernard Cornwell’s Stonehenge receives Frederick Davidson’s passionate and clear voice as it tells of three rival brothers united in a religious quest.”

    Reviewer’s Bookwatch

  • “This ambitious and intriguing saga will be a hit with lovers of ancient history who want to decipher the mysteries of a vanished world.”

    Publishers Weekly

  • “[A] credible tale of greed, treachery, ambition, and courage…Davidson’s readily identifiable voice is precise and mannered."

    Booklist

Listener Opinions

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Narelle | 2/19/2014

    " Interesting time period, but I didn't like this book as much as the rest of Bernard Cornwell's I have read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Heidi | 2/12/2014

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Foxytocin | 2/9/2014

    " A little to techy for me......... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Les | 1/29/2014

    " 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. "

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

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tom Sago | 12/24/2013

    " A good read with some excellent speculation on methods and incentives of the proposed builders. Not for the faint of heart or squeamish! "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Anonymole | 12/19/2013

    " Basic test [yes/no:]: Would I recommend you read this book or not. Was it worth the few hours spent reading it? Am I pleased that I spent the time reading it? --- Yes --- "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jill | 9/24/2013

    " I know this book is really silly, but it is well researched and actually quite clever. Mostly it's a fabulously imaginative tale that really wrapped me in with its melodramatic narrative. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Monica | 9/2/2013

    " I have to put this away for awhile. A little too gripping for me at this time - not quite as escapist as I'd hoped. I'll try again later. The descriptions are amazing, though. "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Marion | 8/23/2013

    " 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 Elaine Cristina | 7/8/2013

    " I was really into it when I was forced to quit. Cornwell narrative was so strong that I really let myself feel the character's pain. I hope to go back and finish someday, when I'm certain I won't have another panic attack. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Bob | 6/20/2013

    " fair,different, didn't care for it "

  • 1 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 51 out of 5 Valerie | 8/7/2012

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

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Laurelyn | 7/9/2012

    " Cornwell has created an interesting explanation for the creation of one of Earth's great mysteries. The characters are interesting and grow throughout the book. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Brenda | 7/5/2011

    " took forever to slog through this lemon "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kadi Welty | 1/25/2010

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Seligne | 5/2/2008

    " 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. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Sharlene | 3/6/2008

    " A great read with interesting characters and subplots. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Salvatore Leone | 12/21/2007

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

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Karina | 5/27/2006

    " Maybe I am just not in the mood for this type of book but it went into pagan rituals, etc in alittle more detail than I want to deal with right now. I may get back to it, I may not. Only the future can tell. "

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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

Frederick Davidson (1932–2005), also known as David Case, was one of the most prolific readers in the audiobook industry, recording more than eight hundred audiobooks in his lifetime, including over two hundred for Blackstone Audio. Born in London, he trained at the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art and performed for many years in radio plays for the British Broadcasting Company before coming to America in 1976. He received AudioFile’s Golden Voice Award and numerous Earphones Awards and was nominated for a Grammy for his readings.