Sir Nigel


Read by Clive Catterall

(4.8 stars; 156 reviews)

By 1348 the House of Loring has fallen on hard times. Together, the Black Death and the greedy monks of Waverley have bled away all of the Loring wealth. Even the manor house will have to go to pay their debts. Then a chance encounter with the King of England provides Nigel, the last of the Lorings, with the chance to seek his fortune in the constant wars with France. But more importantly for Nigel it also means that he may be able to do the "three small deeds" that will show he is worthy to ask for the hand of the Lady Mary in marriage. Filled with chivalry, humour, and high romance, Sir Nigel is simply a rattling good yarn. (Summary by Clive Catterall) (12 hr 7 min)

Chapters

Introduction 3:53 Read by Clive Catterall
The House of Loring 13:06 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Devil Came to Waverley 14:13 Read by Clive Catterall
The Yellow Horse of Crooksbury 33:36 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Summoner Came to the Manor House of Tilford 27:08 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Was Tried by the Abbot of Waverley 31:55 Read by Clive Catterall
In Which Lady Ermyntrude Opens the Iron Coffer 20:27 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Went Marketing to Guildford 29:42 Read by Clive Catterall
How the King Hawked on Crooksbury Heath 21:50 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Held the Bridge at Tilford 17:28 Read by Clive Catterall
How the King Greeted his Seneschal of Calais 22:23 Read by Clive Catterall
In the Hall of the Knight of Duplin 25:44 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Fought the Twisted Man of Shalford 29:51 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Comrades Journeyed Down the Old, Old Road 44:32 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Chased the Red Ferret 45:08 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Red Ferret Came to Cosford 20:14 Read by Clive Catterall
How the King's Court Feasted in Calais Castle 21:52 Read by Clive Catterall
The Spaniards on the Sea 42:23 Read by Clive Catterall
How Black Simon Claimed Forfeit from the King of Sark 21:19 Read by Clive Catterall
How a Squire of England Met a Squire of France 39:01 Read by Clive Catterall
How the English Attempted the Castle of La Brohiniere 25:31 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Second Messenger Went to Cosford 32:26 Read by Clive Catterall
How Robert of Beaumanoir Came to Ploermel 17:59 Read by Clive Catterall
How Thirty of Josselin Encountered Thirty of Ploermel 30:26 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel was Called to his Master 26:36 Read by Clive Catterall
How the King of France Held Counsel at Maupertuis 18:13 Read by Clive Catterall
How Nigel Found his Third Deed 38:21 Read by Clive Catterall
How the Third Messenger Came to Cosford 12:00 Read by Clive Catterall

Reviews

Sir Nigel

(5 stars)

Excellent book and the reading was simply wonderful. A time for us dreamers, history lovers, a time long gone. Not a better time, just different. A truly superb story, I recommend it to anyone who loves history, the good and the bad. I know I will listen to this story and it's sequel, The White Company, many times again. Thank you for such a wonderful treat!

(5 stars)

Great "read". Thoroughly enjoyed listening to it. I didn't want it to end! Be sure to listen to the sequel, The White Company, read by the same person, who did an excellent job on both.

truly a spectacle

(5 stars)

Very ably read. Iwas transported into and out of a different time and place. Great work.

AUTHOR! STORREADER --ALL SUPERLATIVE

(5 stars)

A tale of chivalry as it was meant to be. Doyle aleays relates his stories in informative and entertainig fashion. Clive Catterall delivers his usual clear reading. The only complaint could be that the volume overall was just a bit too soft.

Sir Nigel

(5 stars)

what a wonderful read. SACD was a gifted historical writer. My regret is he didn't pursue it more. Excellently read with so much character by Clive Cattrall. His efforts adding to the mental picture Doyle paints.

(5 stars)

An excellent story with an excellent reader. Sir Arthur Conan Doyle manages to bring the era to life through the use of language, real people, and real events added to the life of his character. There are grim deeds and occasionally a too descriptive passage, but these can be skipped over, and the bloodiness of the story is usually softened by the gallantry and chivalry of the characters.

little long and I wish

(4.5 stars)

I wish I knew that this book is a prequel to the white company before I read that but it was still good

Good story, if a bit confusing

(5 stars)

I enjoyed this bit of adventure. Sir Nigel does many great deeds and survives where others would have perished. Some of the battles were a bit confusing to me, but otherwise I enjoyed the tale. Reader is excellent, thanks Clive! :-)