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Publisher's Summary

From the New York Times best-selling author of Crusaders and a top authority on the historical events that inspired Game of Thrones, a vivid, blood-soaked account of one of the most famous rebellions in history - the first mass uprising by the people of England against their feudal masters.

In the summer of 1381, ravaged by poverty and oppressed by taxes, the people of England rose up and demanded that their voices be heard. A ragtag army, led by the mysteri­ous Wat Tyler and the visionary preacher John Ball, rose up against the 14-year-old Richard II and his most powerful lords and knights, who risked their property and their lives in a desperate battle to save the English crown. Dan Jones brings this incendiary moment to life and captures both the idealism and brutality of that fate­ful summer, when a brave group of men and women dared to challenge their overlords, demand that they be treated equally, and fight for freedom.

©2016 Dan Jones (P)2021 Penguin Audio
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Critic Reviews

“Hot, brave and reeking with gore.” (The Times, London) 

“Sound scholarship and sexy writing make this...essential reading.” (The Independent, London, Book of the Year)
 

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Cheated out of SUMMER OF BLOOD

I prepurchased this book in anticipation. I thoroughly enjoy Dan Brown’s genius for turning the most dusty stories into fascinating prose. However, the reader selected here is an unmitigated disaster. He is under the impression that he is reading bedtime stories to 5 year olds. 100% inappropriate choice. I cannot finish the book. And I feel ripped off. I had heard from two podcast sources that he would again be narrating his own work. Maybe there is another version. Just not the one automatically downloaded to my library.
This is appalling.

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Another great story from history

I enjoyed listening to this story. The author made the events seem to come to life. I could see in my minds eye the events as they unfolded. He made each part real to me and gave me a better understand what happened during the Summer of Blood!

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