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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (1,001 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Sir Arthur Conan Doyle Narrator: Nick Rawlinson Publisher: ISIS Audio Books Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: September 2004 ISBN:
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The White Company is a motley group of English mercenaries, fighting under the leadership of Sir Nigel Loring. Bound by an unquestioning respect for social order, patriotism, and a lust for adventure, the company makes its way to France to fight in the local wars. Encountering pirate ships and other dramas during their crossing, they finally land at Bordeaux and become involved with the fighting at the siege of Chateau of Villefranch du Perigord and in the Spanish Pyrenees.

With assiduous attention to historical detail, Sir Arthur Conan Doyle paints a convincing picture of the chivalric life and manners of the 14th century. With a fresh, concise style, this is a robust and stirring tale of adventure with the spirit and humorous touch of a Chaucerian raconteur. Download and start listening now!

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  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Dfordoom | 2/8/2014

    " Conan Doyle hoped to be remembered for his historical fiction rather than his Sherlock Holmes stories. And his historical fiction is in fact superbly entertaining. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Jayaprakash Satyamurthy | 1/28/2014

    " AN excellent tale of high adventure during the Hundred Years' War. In the Scott mould, although without Scott's epic lift. Still, Doyle is a great storyteller with an eye for the sort of detail that brings this far-away era to vivid life. And it isn't all action, all the way, in between the big-ticket combat scenes we're treated to a panorama of vignettes of 14th-century life as our heroes travel from the English countryside to France and then Spain in search of battles to be fought. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Marts (Thinker) | 1/18/2014

    " An archery crew's historical adventure... "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Sarah | 1/12/2014

    " I had never heard of this - Conan Doyle lecture expecting to hear about Sherlock - and all the guy talked about was this book -- for good reason - well written, very fun adventure story. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Krista the Krazy Kataloguer | 1/9/2014

    " I read this after I read Ivanhoe. The two books take place in the same time period, and are full of adventure. I liked this one too. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Bill | 12/11/2013

    " It started slow, but as I got into it, quite enjoyable and the last chapters quite moved along. I ended up enjoying very much "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Lemar | 10/16/2013

    " A ripping good tale of knights and long bowmen. Doyle makes the period come alive in a way in which the characters, though driven by somewhat different motives, are rendered understandable and dear to to the reader. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Ange | 2/5/2013

    " I've read it before, but it is certainly worth reading again. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Shalini | 7/27/2012

    " One of my all time favourite books. This isn't as famous as the Sherlock Holmes series but it's just as engaging, witty and exciting. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Dirk | 9/3/2009

    " Basically a fictionalized take on the Devils Broker. Not a great book, but I have a weakness for such tales. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Craig | 4/15/2009

    " ACD did write stuff other than Sherlock Holmes stories... "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Mad_Maudie | 7/29/2008

    " This was the first non-Holmes book by Doyle I ever read, and I thoroughly enjoyed it. Doyle is a master story teller. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Adrianne | 6/20/2008

    " This is my favorite book! "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 benebean | 4/19/2008

    " it was a bit slow in starting but got better as it went on. 3.5 "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Penny | 10/9/2007

    " A challenging book to read written in Olde English style. Started slow, but ended well. Would recommend to those interested in historical fiction, knights in armor, the hundred-years-war, etc. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John Onoda | 2/7/2007

    " The White Company was, reportedly, one of John Huston's favorite books; and for many years he intended to make it into a movie, apparently with Humphrey Bogart and Clark Gable. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Justin Howe | 4/4/2006

    " Imagine Arthur Conan Doyle writing a Ye Merry Olde England version of THE THREE MUSKETEERS. Fun, entertaining, and occasionally silly ("Forsooth! By the twang of string!") but worth the read. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Rachel | 3/3/2006

    " Wouldn't be a favorite...it didn't seem to have much plot, though it got better towards the end. Interesting mindset--the pursuit of honor above all else? "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Roger Wadleigh | 1/24/2006

    " Written very much like Sherlock Holmes in style, but it was a historical fiction. A mercenary company of archers visit the battlefields of Europe in England's wars in the seventeenth century. A very good read, I liked it a lot. "

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About the Author

Sir Arthur Conan Doyle (1859–1930) was born of Irish parentage in Scotland. He studied medicine at the University of Edinburgh, but he also had a passion for storytelling. His first book introduced that prototype of the modern detective in fiction, Sherlock Holmes. Despite the immense popularity Holmes gained throughout the world, Doyle was not overly fond of the character and preferred to write other stories. Eventually popular demand won out and he continued to satisfy readers with the adventures of the legendary sleuth. He also wrote historical romances and made two essays into pseudoscientific fantasy: The Lost World and The Poison Belt.