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"Manda Scott has created a fictional universe all her own, but close enough to our reality for it both to warm and break our hearts. Breathtakingly good, it reveals the best and worst in all of us." (Val McDermid)

"Every so often, a book comes along that totally remoulds a historical figure for our own times...massively impressive." (Jane Jakeman, Scotland on Sunday)

"An extraordinary work...exciting and intriguing, taking you into a world where unbelievable danger and cruelty sit side by side with magic, spirituality and profound human relationships." (Jenni Murray)

あらすじ・解説

Manda Scott's Boudica will tell the extraordinary, resounding story of Britain's first and greatest warrior queen, the woman who remains one of the great female icons.

In AD 60, Boudica, war leader of the Eceni, led her people in a final bloody revolt against the occupying armies of Rome. It was the culmination of nearly 20 years of resistance against an occupying force that sought to crush a vibrant, complex civilisation and replace it with the laws, taxes and slavery of the Roman Empire.

Gloriously imagined, Boudica: Dreaming the Eagle re-creates the beginnings of a story so powerful its impact has survived through the ages, recounting the coming of age of Breaca, who at 12 kills her first warrior.

This is the unforgettable world of tribal Britain in the years before the Romans came: a twilight world of Dreamers and the magic of the gods; a world where warriors fight for honour as much as victory. It is a world of passion and courage and spectacular, heart-felt heroism pitched against overwhelming odds.

©2003 Manda Scott (P)2020 Bolinda Publishing Pty Ltd

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Virginia Robertshaw
  • 2020/12/21

A great book possibly takeing a bit ot time to get

I started this book, then left off in the first 2 chapters. I thought I didn't care for it, but after several weeks I found myself listening to it again from the start and discovered a wonderful author, a thought provoking theme and 3 great narrators. The narrators give depth to the characters and make one want to care for them. I ended up purchasing not only the 4 Audible books in this series but also the kindle version and 4 hardback books. Manda Scott has a wonderful creative mind to give us the possibilities to some true characters, plus many fictional characters one would wish to be real.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Wayne
  • 2021/05/14

Someone give me a gun!

I love long stories, especially volumes that I can continue, especially if it’s a good story! And this book sounded like a perfect fit for me. And the reviews for this ‘best selling novel’ ? Off the charts. What could possible go wrong? Ug. How do I hate thee? Let me count the ways.

I am 8 hours in and at least half of them were background noise. I have started and stopped this book three times in a month each time thinking it would get better after some time away from it. It did not. I seriously cannot tell you who the characters are or what is going on because I cannot stay interested in it long enough to pay attention. And to make matters worse, I still cannot tell if it is the story, the characters, or the narrators. One thing I do know for certain is Liza Goddard is the WORST. When she talks, I zone out. They should have her narrating the insomnia books. She.is.so.slow. She ….pauses ….very……. unnaturally ….. in …every … sentence. It’s absurdly …. distracting ….. and … annoying. Plus, her voice is so soft and monotone I want to stab sharp instruments in my ears.

As for the story, there is sooo much superfluous minutia that seriously add zero to the story. It drones on and on about stuff I’d really like to tell you about but it was so boring I cannot even remember.

Maybe I do know what I don’t like about this book. Everything.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Claire E.
  • 2020/03/12

!!!!! An instant favorite

This book takes it’s time, and is subtle. The world and sense of morality and emotion conveyed is stunning. All the characters are complex and most of them are quite lovable.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Elizabeth Trail
  • 2021/05/06

One of the best books I've ever read

Same for the series. But I've tried both narrators and like the original one better.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Claire
  • 2020/05/29

very evocative

I do recommend this book; however I found it confusing at times, sometimes from section to section.
It is a great setting and time in history and overall enjoyable.
I am continuing with book 2, and delighted to learn is is a 4 part series.
The violence content was my reason for 4 stars in story. I would have liked it toned down.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • Eric
  • 2021/07/14

Great fan fic!

Think if game of thrones was a gay slappin, historical fan fic with epic poetry and would make you sound smart, you have the essence of the story. A slow build but a great read overall and I'm looking forward to the next one.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Bonnie H.
  • 2021/06/24

A wonderful struggle

Two Narrators, names not of my own tongue and a history with which I am unfamiliar made this audiobook a struggle, at times. But, sticking with it I was able to follow enough to find the skillful weaving of a tale filled with the dilemmas of life that even we, today, face. I look forward to "struggling" through the next book.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • katina
  • 2021/04/02

Quite a journey

I barely knew anything about her but wished to know more, though it's lost to history and this is fiction. I felt like I was in the village and saw everything happening. I really enjoyed the various readers and the writing was wonderful.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • barbariske_norden
  • 2021/03/24

Fantastic story and world

Loved the world and characters, amazing! Narration was somewhat overdone, but got used to it

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Karen Witkowski
  • 2021/03/10

History comes to life

I absolutely loved this book. I could not stop listening! Two perspectives perfectly woven in one gripping story. Excited for the next dream!

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Dane Buckley
  • 2020/02/22

A lavish, humane, moving, topical, historical saga

This book is great, better than great. Manda Scott is a very skilled writer, through her writing you almost feel like you're there. Historians know very little of the Celtic tribal world and indeed of Boudica. Through archaeology and the myths of Ireland/Britain, Manda Scott pieces together a great story.

We know Boudica existed, we know she fought Rome and sacked London and we know she was never caught, all of which takes place in these books, but history can't tell us what she ate, who she loved and what the druids dreamt of, but Manda Scott makes an educated guess in line with the relevant resources at hand.

The battle scenes are amazing and jump of the page and the wars between native and Rome are thrilling and Middle Earth-like, but what really leaves a lasting impression is the incredibly moving and layered humanity of the piece and the relationships between mother and child, horse and soldier, lover and warrior and war and country. Excellent performances too. More please!

Beir Bua (have victory)

  • 総合評価
    2 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    4 out of 5 stars
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    2 out of 5 stars
  • Lee W's
  • 2021/01/04

Very Slow Paced

This is a single volume novel stretched across 3 volumes, probably for commercial reasons. The story is padded out with guff. Through the uninteresting detail, a good story occasionally drops out, but is soon collected again within the rituals, dreams etc. I enjoy history and I hoped to learn something in addition to a great story. This book is way off the mark. I learnt nothing and was mindlessly bored sadly.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Rachel
  • 2020/02/20

The Love of the Tribe

I really looked forward to hearing this book and it has not disappointed. A great reconstruction of what tribal life might have been like in Britain before the Romans. The details of life in an ancient British settlement are fascinating, the characters interesting and varied and I cared what happened to them. This is a society that attempts to balance the need for warriors (women as well as men - for a change) with a powerful spirituality that directs daily life and invokes the gods at every important moment. Manda Scott is an engaging writer and the readers bring out the nuances of relationships, conflicts and betrayals. Altogether a cracking good story and I'm now looking forward to the next episode.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2020/07/04

Fantastic historical fiction that captures an indigenous spirit of Ancient Britain.

I read the Boudica books several years ago and they left a deep, lasting impression. Since then I have been hoping that they would be released as audiobooks, so that I could revisit them in a different medium. There are a number of reasons why I rate these books so highly. Firstly, of all the historical fiction of this time, no other has conveyed an indigenous spiritual tradition that felt so authentic and resonant with my own sense of ancestry and land. In this respect it is like being reminded of something half-forgotten. The tradition of dreaming is central to the stories and beautifully expressed. Secondly, the internal conflicts of allegiance, at a time when two cultures are clashing, are so raw and real, the characters begin to feel like intimate friends. The love relationships are woven beautifully into the plot, without sentimentality. These extend beyond the human realms, to include horses, hounds and the land itself. Thirdly, the conflict in cultures has much relevance to our world today. How we define ourselves. How human relationships are both limited by and able to transcend cultural boundaries. It’s all here. And, it’s a page-turner. The battle scenes are bloody and gruesome. The tensions around the fates of the characters are utterly compelling. I read all four books in the series one after the other. I was completely captivated. So, as much as I wanted to hear them as audiobooks, I was also prepared that they might be let down by the narration. They are not. The use of a male and female reader to correspond with the leading male and female characters works well. It’s been a real pleasure to renew my relationship with these books, which are so special for me, in this form. I will be listening to Boudica: Dreaming the Bull next. I only hope that all four books are finally released as audiobooks.

  • 総合評価
    3 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Micheál
  • 2020/10/23

author's ideal feminist badass self, gets tedious

the woman as badass warrior is everywhere these days, and this overstates it. It's Xena stuff and gets very silly. The dreamer stuff was more interesting, with hints of mythago wood. But not enough of that, don't think I'll bother with the rest of the he series. suggest morgan llewelyn (spelling?) novel 'the druids', similar subject matter and time period... romans in Gaul

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Kate Southwood
  • 2020/05/19

History of local hero

Very interesting and gripping story well told. Not a new subject to me but one of the best presented.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • bookylady
  • 2020/04/14

Hours and hours of listening pleasure.

There is only one word for this novel - fabulous. The writing, the plot, the characters, the narration, the author's afterword - all fabulous.
Pre-history brought to life in the most imaginative ways. Can't wait for book 2 to be available.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • boris 345
  • 2020/02/26

Thankyou

I've been watching out for this series of books since I joined Audible, I read them nearly 20 years ago and they captivated me.

The Audio lives up to my expectation I'm looking forward to the other 3 becoming available, so thanks for the treat.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • Mr C.
  • 2020/05/24

loved it. felt like I was there watching the scen

I felt like I was there watching the scenes unfold. great story line. well read.

  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ナレーション
    5 out of 5 stars
  • ストーリー
    5 out of 5 stars
  • Anna Sinclair
  • 2020/10/19

Fabulous storytelling!

Enjoyed every moment! Would recommend to anyone who enjoys historical based novels. The author really captures the time period, while the narrators breath life into the characters

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  • 総合評価
    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
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    5 out of 5 stars
  • helmand mandozay
  • 2020/04/10

remembering a soul centric culture

It's like this: for 95% of our species' history, we lived in profound relationship with the earth. We knew the magic of relationality with other beings. Current dominant western culture has an emptiness at its core. If you know about this emptiness but do not believe it is inevitable, read these books. These books stir your ancestral / DNA memory of soul centric culture, rippling with a depth and meaning we are all crying out for without understanding this is so.

  • 総合評価
    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
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    4 out of 5 stars
  • 匿名
  • 2021/02/19

Good read

I did enjoy it. I felt however that we just spent a lot of time getting to the climax that we did. I wish we got a little more from the end.