Winning His Spurs: A Tale of the Crusades


Read by Jennifer Gasiecki

(4.7 stars; 73 reviews)

Set in the late twelfth century during the Third Crusade, the Norman Conquest having occured not much more than a hundred years ago, Winning His Spurs is a tale of Christian heroism. Cuthbert, a fifteen-year-old village boy whose life is rather dull, is given his life's dream when, after showing heroic bravery in saving Margaret, the daughter of the Earl of Evesham, from Wortham Hold, he is hired as the page of the earl to serve in the war against the Muslims occupying Jerusalem. This brave young boy serves as a soldier in the Crusade, commits acts of heroism, rescues a Princess, and eventually, he "wins his spurs" as a knight and is promoted to Earl of Evesham himself! Are you ready to join Cuthbert and learn of his exciting adventures? Summary by Austin Gasiecki (9 hr 4 min)

Chapters

The Outlaws 18:04 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
A Rescue 17:51 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Capture of Wortham Hold 17:11 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Crusades 18:48 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Preparations 20:33 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Lists 19:32 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Revenge 19:40 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Attack 17:09 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Princess Berengaria 22:59 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Pirates 19:00 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
In the Holy Land 20:45 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Accolade 19:50 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
In the Hands of the Saracens 21:29 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
An Effort for Freedom 20:40 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
A Hermit's Tales 19:26 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
A Fight of Heroes 21:23 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
An Alpine Storm 22:01 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Sentenced to Death 24:26 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Dresden 21:14 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
Under the Greenwood 24:44 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Attempt on the Convent 24:23 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
A Dastardly Stratagem 22:47 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The False and Perjured Knight 22:22 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
The Siege of Evesham Castle 24:27 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
In Search of the King 27:54 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki
King Richard's Return to England 15:54 Read by Jennifer Gasiecki

Reviews

ONE OF HENTY'S BEST

(5 stars)

A rousing tale of the crusades and of the treachery of those too timid to fight. With a few exceptions of pronunciation (anathema, manginel, Worcestshire, etc.) the reader was lucid and very enjoyable.

Great Story!

(5 stars)

The reader was very good, and the story kept my interest! Now has me curious to read some history of the crusades!

(5 stars)

great book and a great reader! planning on listening to this one again