Stonehenge, 2000 B.C.: A Novel

By Bernard Cornwell
Read by Frederick Davidson

17.53 Hours 03/01/2001 unabridged
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Four thousand years ago, a stranger’s ominous gift and his death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn would precipitate the building of one of mankind’s most remarkable achievements. Cornwell’s epic novel, Stonehenge, catapults us into a powerful world of ritual, betrayal, and the never-ending pursuit of power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment. Three brothers, deadly rivals, are precariously united by a shared vision to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest, is a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe. Camaban, his bastard brother, is a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge. Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, it is the youngest, the peaceful Saban, who will become the true leader of his people and live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.

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Summary

Summary

Four thousand years ago, a stranger’s ominous gift and his death at the Old Temple of Ratharryn would precipitate the building of one of mankind’s most remarkable achievements. Cornwell’s epic novel, Stonehenge, catapults us into a powerful world of ritual, betrayal, and the never-ending pursuit of power, wealth, and spiritual fulfillment.

Three brothers, deadly rivals, are precariously united by a shared vision to create a temple to their gods. Lengar, the eldest, is a ruthless warrior intent on replacing his father as chief of the tribe. Camaban, his bastard brother, is a sorcerer whose religious fervor inspires the plan for Stonehenge. Caught between the zealousness of his ambitious brothers, it is the youngest, the peaceful Saban, who will become the true leader of his people and live to see the temple built in the name of salvation and regeneration.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Cornwell drops the listener into a world of legend...It’s a real accomplishment to create cultures before recorded history that are...comprehensive in scope and believeable...An epic adventure with a realistic feel.” Kliatt
“Bernard Cornwell’s Stonehenge receives Frederick Davidson’s passionate and clear voice as it tells of three rival brothers united in a religious quest.” Reviewer’s Bookwatch
“This ambitious and intriguing saga will be a hit with lovers of ancient history who want to decipher the mysteries of a vanished world.” Publishers Weekly
“[A] credible tale of greed, treachery, ambition, and courage…Davidson’s readily identifiable voice is precise and mannered." Booklist

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Author Bio: Bernard Cornwell

Bernard Cornwell, born in London, worked for the BBC and Thames Television before coming to the United States to write full time. His sweeping historical novels, including the acclaimed Richard Sharpe series, make him a number one bestselling author in the United Kingdom and around the world. He lives with his wife on Cape Cod.

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Available Formats : Digital Download, Digital Rental, CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 17.53
Audience: Adult
Language: English