The Bishop's Heir

  • by Katherine Kurtz
  • Narrated by Nick Sullivan
  • 13 hrs and 53 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Once again, the Kingdom of Gwynedd under young King Kelson found itself facing the horror of war between the Church and the Deryni. As the Pretender Queen plotted to free Meara from Gwynedd's control, and the ex-Archbishop hatched a devious plan, it looked like the peace of Gwynedd was to be a thing of the past.

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At last in audio, but this narrator isn't the best

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

Yes, with reservations about the narration in particular. Also, by today's standards, the story might be considered a bit stilted, but these have been favorites of mine since they were first published, and they are good tales, with fine characters and a lot of excellent research behind them.


Who was your favorite character and why?

Hard to choose. Kelson, of course; Dhugal has a great role here. Saying more could be a spoiler.


Who would you have cast as narrator instead of Nick Sullivan?

Simon Vance, John Lee, Dick Hill, many others. Anyone who can do different voices well and who knows how to sound like a Highlander. Nick Sullivan over-enunciates often; seems to have made some particularly odd choices for voices for some of the characters - Alaric Morgan's deep voice is awkward and flattened, Bishop Arilan sounds quavery when he's young and active; didn't do his homework about the Latin words; and is especially awful with the Highland accent.


Did The Bishop's Heir inspire you to do anything?

I like to think I'll buy the rest of this trilogy, but I really get annoyed at Nick Sullivan's reading.


Any additional comments?

Thanks for getting these books into audio.

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- CatBookMom "Life-long reader, 10 years listening"

A good book ruined

I've read this book and all of Kurtz's Deryni books many times. This narrator could easily ruin it for me. He o-ver e-nun-ci-ates, which would be good for some readers, I guess, but not for me.
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- Danielle

Book Details

  • Release Date: 12-22-2009
  • Publisher: Audible Studios