The year is 878 and Wessex is free from the Vikings. Uhtred, the dispossessed son of a Northumbrian lord, helped Alfred win that victory, but now, as ‘The Lords of the North’ begins, he is disgusted by Alfred’s lack of generosity and repelled by the king’s insistent piety. He flees Wessex, going back north to seek revenge for the killing of his foster father and to rescue his stepsister, captured in the same raid. He needs to find his old enemy, Kjartan, a renegade Danish lord who lurks in the formidable stronghold of Dunholm.
Uhtred arrives in the north to discover rebellion, chaos and fear. His only ally is Hild, a West Saxon nun fleeing her calling, and his best hope is his sword, with which he has made a formidable reputation as a warrior. He will need the assistance of other warriors if he is to attack Dunholm and he finds Guthred, a slave who believes he is a king. If Guthred is to rule Northumbria he needs Uhtred and Ragnar, the Dane who is Uhtred’s sworn brother. Guthred, though, is weak and yields to treachery...
'The Lords of the North', like Bernard Cornwell's two previous novels in this tale of England's making, is based on real events. It is a powerful story of betrayal, romance and struggle, set in an England of turmoil, upheaval and glory.
(This text from AudioGO and the cover description).
UPDATE NOVEMBER 2013: The ONLY seller of this title AudioGo Ltd have gone into administration. I do not know of any other seller of this audiobook, although second-hand copies may appear on eBay on occasion. It seems that it is no longer possible to buy this audiobook - sad news indeed!
Please note that other copies of Lords of the North are available, but they are abridged and narrated by Jamie Glover.
Ordering information below is now obselete, but I will not delete it at this time in case the audiobook becomes available once more.
This is the delivery and pricing information we received from AudioGO Ltd who are the only distributors of this audiobook.
This complete and unabridged title is available to order on 10CDs (ISBN-9781405623698) and is brilliantly read by Richard Armitage. It is available to order exclusively from AudioGO, based in Bath, UK.
The title is priced at GBP 22.99, with UK P&P an additional GBP 3.50
If ordering the title to be sent to the USA, then the (ex-VAT) price is GBP 19.57, with Airmail P&P an additional GBP 4.99. A grand total of GBP 24.56.
If ordering the title to be sent to Europe, then the (ex-VAT) price is GBP 19.57, with Airmail P&P an additional GBP 9.99. A grand total of GBP 29.56.
BBC Audiobooks has recently been sold and we are now known as AudioGO Ltd. The above title does feature on the AudioGO website – www.audiogo.co.uk – but unfortunately, due to contractual territorial issues, the website cannot deliver the title to a US address.
However, to place an order (outside of the website), please contact our Customer Service team on +44 (0)1225 443400 (Mon-Fri 09.00–17.00) who will be very happy to help or answer any questions.
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