The Sea Wolves by Lars Brownworth audiobook

The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings

By Lars Brownworth
Read by Joe Barrett

Tantor Audio

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200007844

  • ISBN: 9798200007837

  • ISBN: 9798200007851

Runtime: 7.27 Hours
Category: Nonfiction/History
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

In AD 793, Norse warriors struck the English isle of Lindisfarne and laid waste to it. Wave after wave of Norse "sea wolves" followed in search of plunder, land, or a glorious death in battle. Much of the British Isles fell before their swords, and the continental capitals of Paris and Aachen were sacked in turn. Turning east, they swept down the uncharted rivers of central Europe, captured Kiev, and clashed with mighty Constantinople, the capital of the Byzantine Empire.

But there is more to the Viking story than brute force. They were makers of law—the term itself comes from an Old Norse word—and they introduced a novel form of trial by jury to England. They were also sophisticated merchants and explorers who settled Iceland, founded Dublin, and established a trading network that stretched from Baghdad to the coast of North America.

In The Sea Wolves, Lars Brownworth brings to life this extraordinary Norse world of epic poets, heroes, and travelers through the stories of the great Viking figures, including Leif the Lucky, Eric Bloodaxe, and Harald Hardrada. This riveting history illuminates the saga of the Viking age—a time which "has passed away, and grown dark under the cover of night."

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

Reader Joe Barrett narrates brilliantly. Library Journal Audio Review

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Author

Author Bio: Lars Brownworth

Author Bio: Lars Brownworth

Lars Brownworth is an author, speaker, broadcaster, and teacher based in Maryland. He created the first history podcast, “12 Byzantine Rulers,” which Apple recognized as one of the “top fifty podcasts that defined their genres.” He has written for the Wall Street Journal and been profiled in the New York Times, who likened him to some of history’s great popularizers. His books include Lost to the West: The Forgotten Byzantine Empire that Rescued Western Civilization, The Normans: From Raiders to Kings, and The Sea Wolves: A History of the Vikings.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Nonfiction/History
Runtime: 7.27
Audience: Adult
Language: English