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Wolf of Wessex

Written by: Matthew Harffy
Narrated by: Barnaby Edwards
Length: 10 hrs and 42 mins

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AD 838. Deep in the forests of Wessex, Dunston's solitary existence is shattered when he stumbles on a mutilated corpse. 

Accused of the murder, Dunston must clear his name and keep the dead man's daughter alive in the face of savage pursuers desperate to prevent a terrible secret from being revealed. Rushing through Wessex, Dunston will need to use all the skills of survival garnered from a lifetime in the wilderness. And if he has any hope of victory against the implacable enemies on their trail, he must confront his past - becoming the man he once was and embracing traits he had promised he would never return to. The Wolf of Wessex must hunt again; honour and duty demand it. 

©2019 Matthew Harffy (P)2020 Head of Zeus

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  • Alvin
  • 11-03-20

Good listen

This is a good listen and pretty straight forward adventure tale. I like how the characters are distinctly different from Beibrand in his more well known series. Can’t say I think it’s Harffys best work (the plot felt like something I’d read before) but there’s potential since there seems there will be sequels and if you’ve enjoyed his other books you’ll surely enjoy this one too.

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  • Ronald
  • 20-04-20

A well done historical fiction!

I chose this book without any great expectations. It delivered a thoroughly enjoyable listen. The author did a great job of weaving a personal story within historical fiction. The narrator was excellent and aptly drove the tale to its conclusion. I highly recommend the listen for any fan of early England's history.

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  • J.J.
  • 19-03-20

Great Read.

I love Harffy's books. I cannot wait for the next. I'd love to hear more of Dunston's adventures, from when he was younger or later for that matter.

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  • Simon
  • 08-03-20

Classic Old Grizzly Tale!

Having given us the young and thrusting hero Beobrand Harffy goes to the opposite end of the age spectrum and brings us Dunston. He's an old grizzly of a warrior who long ago settled down to a quiet and reclusive life alone in the forest but when he and his wolf-like Dog Odin come across a grisly murder in the forest his fate is to once more wield his axe.

What follows is a thoroughly entertaining yarn of how Dunston is accused of the foul deed and how he endeavours to protect a young girl and unravel the mystery of that murder in the forest. There's plenty of action, plenty of great historical side notes, I particularly enjoyed the charcoal burners. There's an impressive try at a last stand and it's almost a Boys' Own historical fiction special.

One thing I always appreciate about Harffy's books is that in his historical notes he takes the time to give points about the inspiration for his stories and how they relate to likely real world events and this is no different.

All in all a very entertaining read while we await Beobrand's next adventure.

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  • Adam Turner
  • 11-03-20

another incredible trip into anglo saxon England

once again an amazing book from Matthew Harffy, loved every second of it! great listen

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  • P. Gigli
  • 24-05-20

Two hours too long.

The simple act of giving historical names doesn’t really make this an Anglo Saxon story. It’s a simple story line with few twists or turns, if any. At least two hours longer than it needed to be.

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  • Roy H.
  • 20-05-20

Slow starter.

After a very slow start the words and the story gripped me and I was carried along it's twisting path.
Superb read right to the end.

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  • A-HRLP
  • 20-05-20

Brilliant

Brilliant story and compelling narration. Literally unputdownable; I listened to it all in one go

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  • Amazon Customer
  • 11-04-20

wolf of Wessex

really enjoyed this with lots of detail I kept smiling and wincing as the writer described there feeling great book