Wow. After finishing this book I wanted to start it all over again just to spend more time with the jaw-dropping, fiery “cast” of Plantagenets, so vividly returned to life by Dan Jones. This is historical storytelling at its most exciting. The narrator was the only slight detraction to the audiobook. Mostly he was okay - a tad monotonous - but there was absolutely no need for him to raise his voice to a higher, artificial tone whenever he was delivering a quote from a medieval chronicler. It takes a bit of getting used to at first, but then the stories get so good that it’s easy to ignore everything but what the historical characters are up to. The sequel, Hollow Crown, is even better and there the audiobook narrator is crazy brilliant.