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0 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 50 out of 5 0.00 (0 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Thomas B. Costain Narrator: David Case, Frederick Davidson Publisher: Penguin Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: August 2010 ISBN: 9780307878540
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Walter of Gurnie, bastard son of an English peer, is forced to flee from Oxford for his part in the university riots of 1273. Inspired by Friar Bacon, he determines to travel to China.

With his friend Tristam, he fights his way to the heart of the fabulous Mongol Empire, and returns famous, to find that he must choose between the first love he thought lost and the exotic flower that he found in the East.

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Soli | 5/5/2011

    " Truly a find. Nice historical novel written around 1945. I found my copy at a church bazaar while traveling through Cape Cod.

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  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Nishi | 3/7/2011

    " A classic tale of love, friendship, and adventure. If you've never heard of this book, I implore you to find a copy, it won't dissapoint you. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Katie | 10/5/2010

    " Brilliant novel by James Costain - Brilliant "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Ross | 9/30/2010

    " This is a really charming adventure story of the "honest young man of illegitimate birth makes good" genre. The writing is unsophisticated and the story is like a fairy tale. But the writing is good and the story I thought wonderful. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Frank | 9/19/2010

    " A beautifully written novel of a young English adventurers travels to the Far East. Loaded with adventure, history and romance, it is a delightful read. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marjorie | 5/25/2010

    " A wonderful story of adventure and romance during an Englishman's trip to China and back in Medieval Times. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Julie | 5/12/2010

    " My father-in-law had me read this book. It's been years ago but I remember how much I enjoyed reading it. I've tried again since then to read it and have found it a little harder to get through. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Keith | 12/15/2009

    " Fun historical adventure novel, set during the Crusades period. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Jon | 11/30/2009

    " A very good story about a man pursuing his dream and finding more than he ever imagined. Gut wrenching at times, and full of suspense. Great read. "

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About the Author
Author Thomas B. CostainThomas B. Costain wrote The Last Plantagenets among other titles.
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.