Sarum

  • by Edward Rutherfurd
  • Narrated by Wanda McCaddon
  • 45 hrs and 36 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

In Sarum, Edward Rutherfurd weaves a compelling saga of five English families whose fates become intertwined over the course of centuries. While each family has its own distinct characteristics, the successive generations reflect the changing character of Britain. We become drawn not only into the fortunes of the individual family members, but also the larger destinies of each family line.
Meticulously researched and epic in scope, Sarum covers the entire sweep of English civilization: from the early hunters and farmers, the creation of Stonehenge, the dawn of Christianity, and the Black Death; through the Reformation, the wars in America, the Industrial Age, and the Victorian social reforms; up through the World War II invasion of Normandy and the modern-day concerns of a once-preeminent empire.

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What the Critics Say

“Nadia May is ideal; her British accents fit the locale, and her pacing and characterizations are smooth, unobtrusive and compelling. The ease of her reading leads the listener to forget she is there, the sign of the perfect narrator.” (AudioFile)

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Customer Reviews

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Agreed...There are production issues.

The performance and the story are wonderful. I think Wanda McCaddon does a fine job changing her voice around for each character. However, the skips in the tracks where the audio seems to jump forward leaves much to be desired. I hope Audible can get fixed tracks soon.
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- Philip

Love Rutherfurd...Loved Sarum

If you love history, if you love long books, you will love Sarum. It was the first Rutherfurd book I read and have since read everything he has written. I absolutely do not have a problem with Wanda McCaddon's narration, I think she did a phenomenal job of reading and you must remember she was reading the book. If you get bored with long books of history this one is probably not for you, however, I listened to it twice, and found it was easier to keep the families straight through the name changes, on the second listen.
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- Marie L Walker

Book Details

  • Release Date: 08-15-2011
  • Publisher: Blackstone Audio, Inc.