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by | Read by John Rhys-Davies, Helen George, Brian Blessed, Sylvester McCoy John Bell, Katherine Kellgren and a Full Cast

Children Ages 6+ • 2.5 hrs. • Audio Program • © 2016

As long as the epic voice of 80-year-old British actor Brian Blessed (STAR WARS I, THE PHANTOM MENACE) is narrating, England will always sound like a wonderfully courageous and magical land. In this tale written in 1886 by popular nineteenth-century children's author G.A. Henty, it's 868 AD, and a young, untested King Alfred must find a way to eject the powerful invading Vikings from his beloved home. With compelling music; growling, bass-voiced villains; and plenty of battleground shouts and screams, Alfred invents new weapons and struggles to unite his people under the Christian God. Heirloom Audio is a faith-based production company, so listeners shouldn't be surprised to hear a number of moral lessons gently sprinkled throughout. B.P. 2017 Audies Finalist © AudioFile 2017, Portland, Maine [Published: FEBRUARY 2017]

Trade Ed. • Heirloom Audio • 2016

CD ISBN $29.97 • Two CDs

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