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Agincourt - Bernard Cornwell, Charles Keating
Agincourt
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“Agincourt is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.” —Boston Globe Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and... show more
“Agincourt is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.” —Boston Globe Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet—the heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that “nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.”
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Format: audiobook
ISBN: 9780060780968 (0060780967)
Publisher: HarperAudio
Edition language: English
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Tannat
Tannat rated it
2.5 Azincourt by Bernard Cornwell
Well that was bloody. I found the book as a whole to be a bit of a slog, although not as bad as that field at Agincourt. The battle itself was interesting, and I liked the character of Sir John Cornewaille, but I wasn’t terribly enamoured of Nick Hook, the main character. I actually found the wh...
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto
Hipster Ariel's Literary Grotto rated it
3.0 Not a Bad Book, But it Dragged in a Few Places
I found the idea of writing a book centered around the events of the Battle of Agincourt to be a good one, but I just think it wasn't a particularly strongly written story. I felt little to no sympathy for the characters and the plot was rather confusing at times. If Cornwell is supposed to be the k...
s'enivrer de mots
s'enivrer de mots rated it
3.0
I would like to write a brief review of Bernard Cornwell's Azincourt. The narration is excellent and the characterization is strong. However, I found the writing to be a bit muddy at times, which almost prevented me from finishing it half-way through. It was that painful at times. The storytelli...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Agincourt by Bernard Cornwell
bookshelves: fraudio, britain-england, historical-fiction, medieval5c-16c, published-2008, war, plague-disease Read in July, 2009 ** spoiler alert ** mp3 - dog walking/gardening/moppingDescription: Young Nicholas Hook is dogged by a cursed past—haunted by what he has failed to do and banished fo...
Viking2917's books
Viking2917's books rated it
3.0 Agincourt
Very well done. Captures the gory details of medieval battle, and more interestingly to me, the characters seem medieval (rather than modern) in their thinking. The voice of Saint Crispin (& Crispinian) in Hook's ear was very nicely done. Cornwell seems fairly scrupulous in terms of historical accur...
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