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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (347 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rebecca Gable Narrator: Ralph Lister Publisher: Brilliance Audio Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: November 2011 ISBN: 9781455840045
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The year is 850. In the seas of northern Europe, the small coastal village of Elasund falls prey to marauding neighbors. Their food stores pillaged, women and children stolen, livestock destroyed, the villagers are left to barely survive the harsh winter — and contemplate a drastic solution to their recurring hardships: leaving the only village they have ever known.

Foster brothers Candamir and Osmund lead their people on an epic quest to a mythic island home, but without knowledge of exactly where the island is, they must trust the gods to deliver them safely. Lost at sea and set adrift, an extraordinarily violent storm washes them ashore the island famed in pagan lore: Catan.

They quickly set about building a new society but old grudges, animosities, and social orders lead to fraternal strife. As the ideals of Candamir’s Christian slave spread throughout the village and conflict with pagan law, the two belief systems clash. When both Osmund and Candamir fall in love with Siglind, the mysterious queen of the Cold Islands, things come to a head.

Based on the wildly popular board game of the same name designed by Klaus Teuber, Rebecca Gable’s The Settlers of Catan is a must-read adventure rich in detail and rippling with intensity.

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Listener Opinions

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Kevin | 11/16/2013

    " A monster of a story that kept me gripped with every page. I simply did not want to leave the settlers of Catan. This story was not afraid to take a risk with the characters who you will come to love. I recommend this story to everyone. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Griffonlady | 9/9/2013

    " Compelling story of Vikings and their struggles "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Xanpet | 7/4/2013

    " I've had this on my kindle for a very long time but only just got round to reading it, and was pleasantly surprised. A very good read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Hillary | 5/17/2013

    " It felt like it was never ending (I guess like the game). There were some good moments to it, but for the most part it was just eerie and I hated the ending. For being so long it ended very unresolved. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Kaitlyn | 5/11/2013

    " a little more violence and sex than i would prefer, but i did really enjoy the book overall. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Nancy | 2/24/2013

    " A must read for anyone who plays the game of Settlers of Catan. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Graham | 1/27/2013

    " It was OK but the time reading it would have been better spent playing the board game on which it is based. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Megan | 1/22/2013

    " I really enjoyed this book. It followed the exploits of a community as they try to create a new home for themselves. I also now get why sheep are so important in the game! "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 S | 11/9/2012

    " A surprisingly enjoyable read! Even more so because I'm a fan of the game. Good story and great tie in with the game. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Martha | 8/2/2012

    " Eh, I read it. I'm not in love with it. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 David Rasner | 5/28/2012

    " Well written. Great insight into how civilization evolves. We do have choices.... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Shelly | 4/6/2012

    " A group of Viking type peoples decide to leave their homeland which is not large enough for everybody and sail to a new island to make their home...Odin's land which they name Catan. Lots of adventures during the voyage and then when they land and make their village. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Emerald | 3/8/2012

    " It was a decent book. Not my favorite, but it sets it up perfectly for sequels, which could be really good. "

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About the Narrator

Ralph Lister is an actor, voice actor, and award–winning narrator. He spent fifteen years in London theater before moving to the United States to focus on film and television. He has held numerous roles in Shakespearean and modern dramas, as well as starring roles in independent films. His voice and character work can be heard in Disney’s Pirates of the Caribbean: The Curse of the Black Pearl and 13 Going On 30.