“Agincourt is classic Cornwell…[with] attention to historical detail, well-paced action, and descriptive writing that is a pleasure to read.” —Boston Globe Bernard Cornwell, the New York Times bestselling “reigning king of historical fiction” (USA Today), tackles his most thrilling, rich, and enthralling subject yet—the heroic tale of Agincourt. The epic battle immortalized by William Shakespeare in his classic Henry V is the background for this breathtaking tale of heroism, love, devotion, and duty from the legendary author of the Richard Sharpe novels and the Saxon Tales. This extraordinary adventure will captivate from page one, proving once again and most powerfully, as author Lee Child attests, that “nobody in the world does this stuff better than Cornwell.”
It was hard for me to not give this book 5 stars, but to be real, this book did not pull me in as much as some of his other books. The story is great, the descriptions of battles and weaponry is superb. I just wasn't as attached to the characters, but it didn't ruin it. Great listen though, good narration.
Warning: If you listen to this book while driving you will repeatedly find yourself sitting in your car at your destination unable to turn it off until you 'find out what happens next'. This is Medieval historical fiction at its most exciting and compelling. Charles Keating reads it very well, but his aging, gravelly voice is ill suited to the young men and all women in this story. But his voice is absolutely perfect for the character of Sir John Cornwell, the hero's mentor and one of the most delightful characters in all of this author's books. I promise that you will get thoroughly caught up in this extraordinary and historically accurate story.
While I like the history of the battle, the story of the main character didnt catch my interest.