“ Author: Bernard Cornwell / Genre: Fiction „
Stonehenge is read by Tim Piggott-Smith and is the abridged version of the book by the same name written by Bernard Cornwell(well known author of the Sharpe and the Winter King books). This story is set 2000 years BC and is the story odfa family, a tribe, the conflict of brothers, love and the building of the last stage of Stonehenge. The main character; Saban, is the youngest of the tribe chief's sons, but as this book is read we learn that nothing is as it seams. The time of change was a summer when a stranger arrived carrying gold, which was the Sun Brides gold from a tribe in the western reaches of the British isles. This is a time of change and the arrival of the gold heralds changes for all three brothers, changing their loves forever. Although the story centres around Saban, a youth growing up the other brothers also play an important role. He grows up and learns of love, of freedom and of duty. To tell any more of the story would ruin it for anyone who would like too listen to it. However, the story is full of surprises, the plots are not what you would think them to be, the characters are all strong, but the story is original and addictive listening. The telling of the story is also interesting with a feeling for the story conveyed in the readers voice. The tapes are six hours long, so it is not a tale you will be able to listen to, but be warned, if you put them into the car you may find yourself sitting on the drive after you get home just to finish the section you are on.