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Publisher's Summary

A story of love, war, loyalty and betrayal, Excalibur begins with the failure of Lancelot's rebellion and the ruin of Arthur's marriage to Guinevere. The Saxons, sensing the disunity of the Britons, seize the chance to destroy Arthur. The climax of the war comes with the legendary triumph at Mount Badon, and Arthur`s great victory. But the promises he made then come back to haunt him after the years of peace and glory.

©1997 Bernard Cornwell (P)2014 HarperCollins Publishing Limited

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10/10its amazing so good just can not be live this story it is so good

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A great retelling of the Arthurian saga

Jonathan Keeble delivers again as a first rate narrator. I appreciated that this story was a trilogy and Cornwell's adaptation was excellent. Great characters, detailed depiction of the era, and entirely believable story.

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Outstanding!

Bernard Cornwell and Jonathan Keeble are the perfect pairing!
Excellent final installment in a wonderful trilogy that I will certainly listen to / read many more times over!

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Great ending to this Trilogy

Highlights the bigotry of humanity quite well. Thoroughly enjoyed this novel. Once again portrayed the Arthurian Legend in a down to earth way. The usage of Magic is all about perception. This was my favorite novel out of the trilogy.

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Winning Combination

The vocal and acting skills of Jonathan Keeble are a perfect match for the story-telling genius of Bernard Cornwell. The whole Warlord Chronicles trilogy deserves 5 stars. Cornwell has created the most compelling representation of the Arthur legend I've encountered. And Keeble, with his magical voice, brings it all alive.

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  • Guy Selickter
  • 2019-10-23

Very interesting book, very well narrated

Loved it, what else can I say? Loved it and really enjoyed listening to it

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  • Tiago
  • 2019-08-05

So sad it all ended..

I wish this becomes a good movie triology.. what a tale.. awesome writing.. and super narator

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  • Le Riche
  • 2018-12-06

Good book, fantastic narration

While I enjoyed the story, the narrator is the true star here. Very well done.

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  • Louis
  • 2018-07-28

Good but didn't finish off the series cleanly

Good but didn't finish off the series cleanly. Too many parts left unfinished. Ended too abruptly.

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  • Anonymous User
  • 2017-04-23

Amazing story told by an amazing narrator

If you love a gripping, action packed, fantasy with dark twists and life-like characters this is a must. I finished these three books over three months driving to and from work. You won't regret taking the time to hear Johnathan Keeble bring these timeless characters to life.

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  • Jobee
  • 2016-04-24

Perfect Voice Performance

I really enjoyed this, the Warlord Chronicles Trilogy, but especially because of Jonathan Keeble's excellent performance. He was the perfect choice for narrator, does a wonderful job with the various characters and really brought the story to life for me.

The Chronicles are a richly detailed work, which takes some time to get into and can be slightly demanding as a reader. But Cornwell, read by Keeble, subtly weaved all the many strands together making a tale that hums in the memory and makes one wish for a time that probably never existed in this particular way.

I know I'll be listening to these again.

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  • marc
  • 2015-07-13

A beautiful marriage

Such a gripping imaginative and thoughtful take on the story and read so beautifully and intelligently. A transporting experience.