The Line of His People

  • by C.J. Adrien
  • Narrated by Mark Topping
  • 8 hrs and 46 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

France, AD 799.
Northmen sacked the monastery at dawn before anyone had awakened. They burned the village and slaughtered all who stood in their path. The relics of Saint Philbert were lost, and the island was abandoned by those who once dwelled there.
Sixteen years later, a monk named Abriel who had survived the attack as a boy is sent to recover the relics to help restore the reputation and legitimacy of Saint Philbert. What he discovers on his journey changes his life forever.
Northmen had colonized the island in the absence of the monks. They hold the key to finding the relics, but they have greater plans for Abriel, plans that will take him to the North to find his destiny.
The Line of His People is a Viking age historical fiction novel written for young adults.

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Fantastic narration

Would you recommend this audiobook to a friend? If so, why?

I highly recommend this book. I listen to audiobooks every day, and this was one of the best narrations I've listened to in a while.


What did you like best about this story?

The story was fast paced, action packed, and kept me engaged throughout.


Have you listened to any of Mark Topping’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

This was my first time hearing Mark Topping. His narration is pleasing to the ear and he has a great range of different voices.


Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

I would have listened to this book in one sitting if I had had the time.


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- Tiffany Ellis

An OK first attempt

This was not a bad first attempt from Mark Topping. I am sure as Topping continues to write his story telling will improve.

The pros for this book are that the story itself is interesting and something I want to follow and I would like to see where he goes with the characters.

The negatives are that the writing itself just seems to lack depth in places and could be more comprehensive overall. I wanted way more from the fight scenes and from the bigger interactions that the main characters have. It really felt like "scenes" just ended or could have been fleshed out more to give a better store or suck the reader in more.

I hate to compare writers, but I really wanted Toppings writing to be more like Giles Kristian.

I see potential here, but it really needs to be more in-depth writing to "complete' the story.
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- Kenneth

Book Details

  • Release Date: 02-18-2016
  • Publisher: Voyageur Books