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Publisher's Summary

Unwillingly thrust into marriage to England's King Æthelred, Emma has given the king a son and heir, but theirs has never been a happy marriage. In The Price of Blood, Bracewell returns to 1006 when a beleaguered Æthelred, still haunted by his brother's ghost, governs with an iron fist and a royal policy that embraces murder.
As tensions escalate and enmities solidify, Emma forges alliances to protect her young son from ambitious men-even from the man she loves. In the north there is treachery brewing, and when Viking armies ravage England, loyalties are shattered and no one is safe from the sword.
©2015 Patricia Bracewell (P)2015 Tantor
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3 out of 5 stars
By Kathy Fiscus on 04-05-15

Good story, bad narration

This is a sweeping saga and I look forward to the next book in the series.
In this episode however, I found the narrators sing song,voice and repetitive inflections very obnoxious. It very much detracted from the story and minimized the depth of the characters.

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4 of 4 people found this review helpful

1 out of 5 stars
By Amazon Customer on 02-06-15

Stick with the other narrator

Would you try another book from Patricia Bracewell and/or Heather Wilds?

Patricia Bracewell's books are definitely awesome. The fault with this particular recording is the narrator. She inflects incorrectly and has an annoying voice.

What other book might you compare The Price of Blood to and why?

The first book in this series, A Shadow on the Crown, was narrated by Katie Firth. She did an incredible job with the narration. The story was already wonderful and Firth's narration made it even better.

How did the narrator detract from the book?

Voice, inflection, method of reading, speed at which she reads. All of it. Not a good narrator.

What reaction did this book spark in you? Anger, sadness, disappointment?

Annoyance that the narration was different than the first book and a poor substitute.

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8 of 9 people found this review helpful

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