With Fire and Sword


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(4.7 stars; 3 reviews)

In 1647, Poland is a land facing complete destruction with fire and sword. It may come from without, as the Tartar hordes swarm over the steppes, turning cities to ash and the Poles to slaves. It may come from within the country’s bounds, as the traitor Hmyelnitski leads the Cossacks in a devastating revolt. Or it may come simply because the nation’s leaders and nobility have become selfish, lazy, and complacent, and are ill-equipped to face the horrors coming their way.

If Poland is to survive, it will depend on the heroes who rise in her time of need. Yeremi Vishnovyetski, the warrior-prince who alone can lead his people to victory … if they are wise enough to accept his leadership. The diminutive soldier Michael Volodiyovski, ever unlucky at love, but never equaled as a swordsman. Longin Podbipyenta, the Lithuanian giant whose sacred vow to remain unmarried until he performs an impossible feat in battle is complicated when he falls madly in love. Pan Zagloba, Poland’s Falstaff, whose thirst for ale and penchant for self-preservation are exceeded only by his loyalty to his friends. But in the end, Poland’s fate will rest on the shoulders of the knight Jan Skshetuski, who must choose between the safety of his beloved Helena and his allegiance to prince and country.

With Fire and Sword is the first novel of Sienkiewicz’s epic “Trilogy”, but is a stand-alone story in its own right. (Introduction by D. Leeson)

(29 hr 53 min)

Chapters

Book I, Chapter 1 27:10 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 2 33:37 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 3 41:04 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 4 46:05 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 5 41:37 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 6 16:15 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 7 12:20 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 8 19:29 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 9 22:46 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 10 14:34 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 11 38:23 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 12 16:58 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 13 12:17 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 14 26:55 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 15 47:22 Read by David Leeson
Book I, Chapter 16 39:44 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 1 30:34 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 2 28:13 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 3 21:59 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 4 46:25 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 5 27:28 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 6 19:57 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 7 19:06 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 8 22:33 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 9 15:48 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 10 32:30 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 11 45:40 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 12 19:38 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 13 15:57 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 14 25:16 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 15 34:31 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 16 20:20 Read by David Leeson
Book II, Chapter 17 43:39 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 1 19:06 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 2 16:53 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 3 16:51 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 4 32:20 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 5 13:21 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 6 17:45 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 7 39:49 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 8 30:10 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 9 15:54 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 10 33:40 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 11 42:13 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 12 11:21 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 13 12:28 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 14 21:52 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 15 16:24 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 16 15:22 Read by David Leeson
Book III, Chapter 17 15:08 Read by Piotr Nater
Book III, Chapter 18 34:36 Read by Piotr Nater
Book III, Chapter 19 16:33 Read by Piotr Nater
Book III, Chapter 20 15:08 Read by Piotr Nater
Book III, Chapter 21 26:44 Read by Piotr Nater
Book III, Chapter 22 34:03 Read by Piotr Nater
Book IV, Chapter 1 part 1 24:32 Read by Piotr Nater
Book IV, Chapter 1 part 2 27:47 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 2 part 1 42:26 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 2 part 2 43:01 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 3 32:56 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 4 17:54 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 5 59:59 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 6 47:14 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 7 24:07 Read by KHand
Book IV, Chapter 8 33:54 Read by KHand
Epilogue 15:56 Read by KHand

Reviews

good amount of action, a little long

(4 stars)

interesting book. takes a while to remember all the Russian names and keep them straight.

Amazing story

(5 stars)

very nice reading amd a nice translation.