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The Skystone

79 ratings

Summary

Everyone knows the story-how Arthur pulled the sword from the stone, how Camelot came to be, and about the power struggles that ultimately destroyed Arthur's dreams. But what of the time before Arthur and the forces that created him? How did the legend really come to pass? Before the time of Arthur and his Camelot, Britain was a dark and deadly place, savaged by warring factions of Picts, Celts, and invading Saxons. The Roman citizens who had lived there for generations were suddenly faced with a deadly choice: Should they leave and take up residence in a corrupt Roman world that was utterly foreign, or should they stay and face the madness that would ensue when Britain's last bastion of safety for the civilized, the Roman legions, left? For two Romans, Publius Varrus and his friend Caius Britannicus, there can be only one answer. They will stay, to preserve what is best of Roman life, and will create a new culture out of the wreckage. In doing so, they will unknowingly plant the seeds of legend-for these two men are Arthur's great-grandfathers, and their actions will shape a nation . . . and forge a sword known as Excalibur.

©1996 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 21 hrs and 3 mins
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The Singing Sword

50 ratings

Summary

We know the legends: Arthur brought justice to a land that had known only cruelty and force; his father, Uther, carved a kingdom out of the chaos of the fallen Roman Empire; the sword Excalibur, drawn from stone by England's greatest king. But legends do not tell the whole tale. Legends do not tell of the despairing Roman soldiers, abandoned by their empire, faced with the choice of fleeing back to Rome, or struggling to create a last stronghold against the barbarian onslaughts from the north and east. Legends do not tell of Arthur's great-grandfather, Publius Varrus, the warrior who marked the boundaries of a reborn empire with his own shed blood; they do not tell of Publius's wife, Luceiia, British-born and Roman-raised, whose fierce beauty burned pale next to her passion for law and honor. With The Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte tells us what legend has forgotten: the history of blood and violence, passion and steel, out of which was forged a great sword, and a great nation. The Singing Sword continues the gripping epic begun in The Skystone: As the great night of the Dark Ages falls over Roman Britain, a lone man and woman fight to build a last stronghold of law and learning - a crude hill-fort, which one day, long after their deaths, will become a great city...known as Camelot.

©1996 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 22 hrs and 27 mins
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The Eagles' Brood

39 ratings

Summary

The Eagles’ Brood continues the saga of the Colony known as Camulod, and the tale of the descendants of those brave Romans who forged a new way of life for the Celt and Roman peoples when the Roman legions departed Britain. Most know the new leader of the Colony as Merlyn; all call him Commander. Cauis Merlyn Britannicus is responsible for their safety, and all look to him for guidance, leadership, justice, and salvation. It is a harsh life but a good community, and Merlyn is dedicated to spreading the influence of Roman culture beyond the Colony’s borders. Uther Pendragon, the man who will father the legendary Arthur, is the cousin Merlyn has known and loved since they were birthed, four hours apart on the same day, the year the legions left Britain. He is the tireless warrior - the red dragon to Merlyn’s great silver bear - and between the two of them, the Colony knows few enemies. As different as they can be, they are inseparable: two faces of the same coin. In a world torn apart by warfare and upheaval, each is the other’s certainty and guarantee of the survival of the Colony...until a vicious crime, one that strikes at the roots of Merlyn’s life, drives a wedge between them. A wedge that threatens the fate of a nation....

©1994, 1997 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 27 hrs and 47 mins
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The Eagle

21 ratings

Summary

Beginning with The Skystone, the first in his riveting Camulod Chronicles, Jack Whyte has embarked on an ambitious and remarkable re-telling of the Arthurian cycle, giving us a fresh and compelling take on a story that has been beloved for centuries. The Eagle brings us at last to the heart of the tale, the creation of fabled Camelot and the love story that enshrined its glory. Whyte takes us into the minds and lives of Arthur, Guinevere, and Lancelot, three astonishing but fallible people who were bound together by honor, loyalty, and love. Three who created the glory that was Britain's shining dream…and, some say, caused its downfall. The Gaulish nobleman Clothar - known in our time as Lancelot - is drawn to the young High King's court by tales of honor and nobility, where he meets a man whose love of law matches his own. More, he finds in Arthur a life-long friend whose dream of uniting the people of Britain in peace Clothar embraces. And Clothar meets Arthur's queen, a wondrous beauty whose passion and ideals match those of her husband. Together they work to bring Arthur's dream to life. But dark forces rise in opposition to Arthur's plans for creating this noble island nation and it is hard to tell friend from foe in the swirling chaos that ensues. Many tales have been told of the dream that shined and died. This one will astonish even the most jaded.

©2005 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 29 hrs and 26 mins
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Metamorphosis: The Sorcerer, Volume II

21 ratings

Summary

Throughout the widely praised Camulod Chronicles, Merlyn Britannicus has been driven by one sacred dream - to see Britain united under one just, powerful king. In The Sorcerer: Metamorphosis, it is time for the Sorcerer to fulfill his promise - to present the battle-proven Arthur as the Riothamus, the High King of Britain. When Arthur miraculously withdraws the Sword of Kingship from the stone in which it is set, he proves himself the true and deserving king - sworn to defend the Christian faith against invaders, and to preserve Britain as a powerful, united force. The Sorcerer has fulfilled his promise. The King is crowned, Britain is united - and the face of history and legend is forever changed.

©1999 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 20 hrs and 34 mins
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The Lance Thrower

19 ratings

Summary

Jack Whyte has written a lyrical epic, retelling the myths behind the boy who would become the Man Who Would Be King - Arthur Pendragon. He has shown us, as Diana Gabaldon said, "the bone beneath the flesh of legend". In his last book in this series, we witnessed the young king pull the sword from the stone and begin his journey to greatness. Now we reach the tale itself - how the most shining court in history was made. Clothar is a young man of promise. He has been sent from the wreckage of Gaul to one of the few schools remaining, where logic and rhetoric are taught along with battle techniques that will allow him to survive in the cruel new world where the veneer of civilization is held together by barbarism. He is sent by his mentor on a journey to aid another young man: Arthur Pendragon. He is a man who wants to replace barbarism with law, and keep those who work only for destruction at bay. He is seen as the last great hope for all that is good. Clothar is drawn to this man, and together they build a dream too perfect to last - and, with a special woman, they share a love that will nearly destroy them all.... The name of Clothar may be unknown to modern listeners, for tales change in the telling through centuries. But any listener will surely know this heroic young man as well as they know the man who became his king. Hundreds of years later, chronicles call Clothar the Lance Thrower by a much more common name: That of Lancelot.

©2004 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 27 hrs and 47 mins
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Uther

18 ratings

Summary

With Uther, Jack Whyte, author of the richly praised Camulod Chronicles, has given us a portrait of Uther Pendragon, Merlyn's shadow - his boyhood companion and closest friend. And the man who would sire the King of the Britons.

From the trials of boyhood to the new cloak of adult responsibility, we see Uther with fresh eyes. He will travel the length of the land, have adventures, and, through fate or tragedy, fall in love with the one woman he must not have. Uther is a compelling love story and, like the other books in the Camulod Chronicles, a version of the legend that is more realistic than anything that has been available to listeners before.

©2001 Aquilifer Holdings Ltd. (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 37 hrs and 20 mins
Available on Audible
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The Saxon Shore

15 ratings

Summary

Merlyn Britannicus and Uther Pendragon - the Silver Bear and the Red Dragon - are the leaders of the Colony, lifeblood to the community from which will come the fabled Camulod. But soon their tranquillity is in ruins, Uther lies dead from treachery, and all that is left of the dream is the orphaned babe Arthur. Heir to the Colony of Camulod, born with Roman heritage as well as the blood of the Hibernians and the Celts, Arthur is the living incarnation of the sacred dream of his ancestors: independent survival in Britain amidst the ruins of the Roman Empire. When Arthur is adopted by Merlyn Britannicus, an enormous responsibility is placed on Merlyn's shoulders. Now he must prepare young Arthur to unify the clans of Britain and guard the mighty sword Excalibur. And, above all, Merlyn must see that Arthur survives to achieve the rest of his ancestors' dreams, in spite of the deadly threats rumbling from the Saxon Shore.

©1998 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: Kevin Pariseau
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 36 hrs and 35 mins
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The Fort at River's Bend: The Sorcerer, Volume I

10 ratings

Summary

Merlyn Britannicus, leader of the Colony known as Camulod, is faced with the task of educating his younger charge, Arthur, future King of the Britons. Fearing for the life of his nephew when an assassination attempt goes awry, Merlyn takes Arthur and his boyhood companions Gwin Ghilleadh, and Bedwyr on a journey that will take then to the ruins of a long-abandoned Roman fort - far from Camulod and the only place where Merlyn feels they will be safe. It is there that Merlyn will enlist the help of this close-knit group of friends to help Arthur learn the skills of a warrior and the tough lessons of justice, honor, and the responsibilities of leadership. Arthur is just a boy...but the day is not far off when he will have to claim the sword that is his birthright: Excalibur.

©1999 Jack Whyte (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

Length: 21 hrs and 40 mins
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The Forest Laird

7 ratings

Summary

In the pre-dawn hours of August 24th, 1305, in London's Smithfield Prison, the outlaw William Wallace - hero of all the Scots and deadly enemy of King Edward of England - sits awaiting the dawn, when he is to be hanged and then drawn and quartered. This brutal sundering of his body is the revenge of the English. Wallace is visited by a Scottish priest who has come to hear his last confession, a priest who knows Wallace like a brother. Wallace's confession - the tale that follows - is all the more remarkable because it comes from real life. We follow Wallace through his many lives - as outlaw and fugitive, hero and patriot, rebel and kingmaker. His exploits and escapades, desperate struggles and victorious campaigns are all here, as are the high ideals and fierce patriotism that drove him to abandon the people he loved to save his country. William Wallace is the first heroic figure from the Scottish Wars of Independence, a man whose fame has reached far beyond his homeland. Wallace served as a subject for the Academy Award - winning film Braveheart. In The Forest Laird, Jack Whyte's masterful storytelling breathes life into Wallace's tale, giving listeners an amazing character study of the man who helped shape Scotland's future.

©2010 Jack Whyte (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Length: 19 hrs and 32 mins
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The Guardian

5 ratings

Summary

Some men strive for greatness. And some men find themselves thrust into the role of their nation's saviors. Such are the two heroes who reshaped and reconfigured the entire destiny of the kingdom of Scotland. Wallace the Braveheart would become the only legendary, heroic, commoner in medieval British history; the undying champion of the common man. The other, Robert Bruce, earl of Carrick, would perfect the techniques of guerrilla warfare developed by Wallace and use them to create his own place in history as the greatest king of Scots. In the spring of 1297, the two men meet in Ayr, in the south of Scotland, each having recently lost a young wife, one in childbirth and the other by murder. Each is heartbroken but determined in his grief to defy the ambitions of England and its malignant king, Edward Plantagenet, whose lust to conquer and consume the realm of Scotland is blatant and unyielding. Their combined anger at the injustices of the invading English is about to unleash a storm in Scotland that will last for 16 years - and destroy England's military power for decades - before giving rise to a new nation of free men. Jack Whyte is a master of the sweeping historical epic and The Guardian is the latest in his evocative chronicle of the formation of his beloved Scotland.

©2014 Jack Whyte (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Monteath
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 19 hrs and 23 mins
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The Renegade

4 ratings

Summary

The year 1284 is a period of seeming peace in Scotland. It is also a time when the future of the country is being forged in the form of a young boy, 10-year-old Robert Bruce. In the decade that follows, King Alexander dies without an heir, and Scotland falls into chaos. The potential for civil war brings a growing threat of invasion from England as Edward I, young Bruce's hero and feudal patron, develops an obsession with adding Scotland, like Wales, to England's Crown by conquest. One man with extraordinary vision and strength will unite Scotland's warring factions against the larger threat that looms beyond its borders, but to do so he will have to resolve the conflict of his own personal, feudal, and national loyalties. This is the story of the man destined to be Robert I, King of Scots. Filled with intrigue, high adventure, and remarkable characters, The Renegade is a dazzling feat of storytelling that weaves fascinating historical detail into the drama and excitement for which Jack Whyte is renowned.

©2012 Jack Whyte (P)2017 Audible, Inc.

Narrator: David Monteath
Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 21 hrs and 34 mins
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Les Chevaliers du Christ

3 ratings

Summary

France, 1095. Le pape appelle à une reconquête des lieux saints, annonçant la première croisade. Quelques années plus tard, Hugh de Payns erre dans Jérusalem mise à feu et à sang. Envoyé par une confrérie dont il n'a plus de nouvelles afin de découvrir le trésor caché de la ville du Christ, ce chevalier traumatisé par la guerre fonde un nouvel ordre de moines. Ils prendront le nom de Templiers. Jurant de protéger les pèlerins, Hugh et ses compagnons n'abandonnent pas pour autant leur quête secrète : trouver le trésor enfoui sous la cité, dont le contenu pourrait bien faire trembler le royaume... et l'Église tout entière. Mais ils ne tardent pas à attirer l'attention de personnes puissantes déterminées à percer le mystère des Templiers...

©2020 Terry Goodkind / Bragelonne pour la traduction francaise (P)2020 Audible Studios

Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 20 hrs and 54 mins
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L'Honneur des Justes

2 ratings

Summary

En 1187, la bataille de Hattin voit la victoire éclatante de l'armée menée par Saladin contre les croisés. Échappant de justesse à la mort, le Templier Alexander Sinclair prend la décision de dissimuler son appartenance à l'ordre et se retrouve prisonnier. Vivant parmi ses ennemis, le jeune chevalier ne tarde pas à se lier d'amitié avec eux. Deux ans plus tard, de l'autre côté de la Méditerranée, son cousin, André St. Clair, s'apprête à suivre Richard Cœur de Lion lors de la troisième croisade. La campagne militaire est bientôt marquée par les intrigues politiques et les conflits personnels. Dans cet univers où règnent l'ambition et la haine, les Justes ne sont pas toujours ceux que l'on croit...

©2020 Terry Goodkind / Bragelonne pour la traduction francaise (P)2020 Audible Studios

Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 24 hrs and 39 mins
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La Chute de l'ordre

1 rating

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Le roi Philippe IV fait arrêter tous les Templiers de France et saisit leurs biens avec l'aide du pape. Averti de ce complot, William St. Clair réussit de justesse à s'échapper. Fuyant le pays en compagnie de quelques centaines de frères d'armes, il emporte le trésor de l'ordre. Face à cette traîtrise de la couronne, le chevalier décide qu'il est temps d'abandonner le passé : il libère ses hommes de leurs vœux d'obéissance à la papauté et les mène une dernière fois au combat lors de la bataille de Bannockburn. Une fois la victoire assurée, William et les survivants de l'ordre quittent l'Europe pour une terre de légendes : l'Amérique...

©2018 Terry Goodkind / Bragelonne pour la traduction francaise (P)2020 Audible Studios

Author: Jack Whyte
Length: 22 hrs and 52 mins
Available on Audible