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Publisher's Summary

A ritual murder on a remote island under the shifting skies of the aurora borealis.
A staff of power that can summon Ragnarok, the Viking apocalypse.

When Neo-Viking terrorists invade the British Museum in London to reclaim the staff of Skara Brae, ARKANE agent Dr. Morgan Sierra is trapped in the building along with hostages under mortal threat.
As the slaughter begins, Morgan works alongside psychic Blake Daniel to discern the past of the staff, dating back to islands invaded by the Vikings generations ago.
Can Morgan and Blake uncover the truth before Ragnarok is unleashed, consuming all in its wake?
Day of the Vikings is a fast-paced, action adventure thriller set in the British Museum, the British Library and the islands of Orkney, Lindisfarne, and Iona. Set in the present day, it resonates with the history and myth of the Vikings.
Day of the Vikings features Dr. Morgan Sierra from the ARKANE thrillers, and Blake Daniel from the London Mysteries, but it is also a stand-alone novella that can be read and enjoyed separately.
©2014 Joanna Penn (P)2014 Joanna Penn
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By Jan on 07-18-15

Great story, grating narrator

Love the Arkane adventures! I was thrilled to find this on Book Gorilla as Whispersync for really cheap. Dr. Sierra starts out in the British museum, becomes involved with crazed neo-Vikings, progresses to the British Library and then off to an island near Lindisfarne to foil the evil doers. Just the basics, no spoilers here. Story fast-paced and cohesive with good imagery.
On the other hand, the narrator has a grating voice and performs the characters weakly.

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By Linda G on 01-12-15

The Narrator is Horrible!

Would you recommend this book to a friend? Why or why not?

NO! The narrator voice was like fingers on a chalkboard to me. The pitch, the tone and the inflection. She reads in a very emotional (when emotion isn't required) style. It was incredibly annoying!

Would you be willing to try another book from J. F. Penn? Why or why not?

I have listed to another book by J.F. Penn. Different narrator. It was a good book

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By Mr. Robert Scott-Norton on 01-09-15

Punchy thriller flavoured with myth

If you could sum up Day of the Vikings: A Thriller in three words, what would they be?

Punchy, Exciting, Mythical

What other book might you compare Day of the Vikings: A Thriller to, and why?

There are definite similarities with Da Vinci Code, and Indiana Jones - With mythical artefacts being central to plot.

What does Veronica Giguere bring to the story that you wouldn’t experience if you had only read the book?

She reads the antagonists very well, bringing an underlying menace to her character voices. Also a sense of urgency throughout the book which helped keep me engaged in the story.

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

Yes. I would prefer to listen to all my books in one sitting, but it's never practical. At this length, this could be a perfect way for newcomers to audiobooks to start listening.

Any additional comments?

Joanna writes stuff that I want to read. Her plots are far reaching and mythical and I love the sense of adventure and fun that permeates her work. Day of the Vikings was the first of her audiobooks I've read and I enjoyed the experience. I'll be listening to another one very soon.

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