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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (726 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Bryce Courtenay Narrator: Edwina Wre Publisher: Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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From master storyteller Bryce Courtenay comes a colorful, lusty story set in the 13th century, an epic tale of a Europe torn by religious intolerance. The story centers around Sylvia Honeyeater, who sings like an angel and can literally charm the birds from the trees. The narrative also features the Pied Piper of Hamelin, Francis of Assisi, the Muslim Sultan and his harem, and the fervor that becomes the Children's Crusade and then, later, the Crusades. 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 by Marissa | 2/18/2014

    " Bryce hits another home run. This time he tackles the ill fated Children's Crusade. I didn't know quite what to expect from this book as it is set much further back in history, than the time periods he usually keeps himself to. His ability to write so clearly from a male or a female perspective made me confident that he could carry Sylvia's voice, convincingly. I read this book in 2 days (it's much shorter than his usual behemoth novels- only about 500 pages) But, in a similar echo to my previous threads, I was disappointed that it ended so abruptly. I was also surprised that the factors around Sylvia's life before the crusade took up about 3/4ths of the book... I guess I expected the bulk of the book to be about the crusade. But nonetheless, it was another well written Courtenay book and yes, it moved me to tears, too... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Russell | 2/12/2014

    " Sylvia is a moderately entertaining tale set around the events of the Children's Crusade of 1212. I usually enjoy Courtenay's books but he put so many modern ideas, and beliefs into medieval minds that the anachronism was jarring. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 by Wilma Rebstock | 2/7/2014

    " SYLVIA by Bryce Courtenay is alright but not in the same league with many of his other books. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Michelle | 2/5/2014

    " About Sylvia Honeyeater, a peasant orphan from Germany with a beautiful voice and a gift for charming birds, and her role in the 13th Century Children's Crusade. "

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