Lawhead sets Hood in Wales at the time of William Rufus and puts up a good case. The story has elements of the absurd which do not detract from it. In fact it and the rest of the series are a rip roaring good read. I went through all three books in a row.
However the narrator is terrible to anybody with a sense of British regional accents. What a shame that this was not read by a Welshman!!!!!! Verner's light tenor middle class voice only goes up for the voices, making many of the characters squeaky. I found this tiresome.
Awesome historical background.
I loved the resetting and the background as to why. I loved the reality of it, but this is a well known story so needed more oomph! The action scenes are great, but there's so much exposition and description in between you get antsy for something to happen.
I greatly enjoyed the story and the performance. I cannot wait for the next part. I now know I will definitely be buying it. The only criticism I have is the narrator's French is atrocious. I don't think it would've taken much effort for the narrator to learn how to properly pronounce the few words, but otherwise, I quite enjoyed his performance.
There is a bonus, after the end, where the author gives some insight into decisions behind the ideas governing the story's setting.
I guarantee you will enjoy this if you like medieval tales of chivalry and adventure.
Bran was the hero and does a fair bit of growing. He was easy to like.
Our narrator did an excellent job with making different voices and handling dialog. I felt transported in the action scenes.
There were a few laugh out loud moments for me.
It seems that our hero is hopelessly out matched. I can't wait to see what the author has in store in part 2!
Yes... it's just one of those books you could listen to agaiñ and again
It's just a great book beginning to end
Great narrator.... Great performance
A new look at hood,...
Great take on a classic tale
The anticipation was really well done.
WAAAAAY to fast. didn't allow the moments to develop.
I really enjoyed this book. It has enough differences from previous Robin Hood stories that it stays interesting.
I enjoyed the banter between the characters. Their emotional life was realistic
I enjoyed how Bran was changed by events that caused him to mature into a man.
The social injustice is the driving force of the book. There were still a lot of other things going on to keep the story moving.
If you enjoy Robin Hood. The sit back, relax and enjoy being in his world. This is more a story of how Hood became the man he was. It isn't alway pretty or comfortable.
Hood ranks about the middle of audio books i have listened to. It kept my interest even when I got characters mixed up like the Barons and Counts. It also had enough humor to keep me involved in listening.
When the old woman rescued Bran and told him all the stories enough to make him want to lead his people.
I love Adam Verner's accent and intonation as he reads.
Stephen Lawhead maybe, Adam Verner definitly
Verner does an excellent job making the characters interesting and handling the Welsh names.
Hood was an interesting take on a classic story. But it did tend to drag and make you wonder were it was going.
I would try another book by the author, but will never listen to Verner's narration again. I found it hard to rate the story because I got so hung up in the horrible, fake-sounding British accent that I could not listen to most of the novel.
The premise was interesting. I think I might read the book myself as a novel since I love stories about the Robin Hood legend.
This is the first time that I have purchased a book (with credits) that I have not been able to listen to from start to finish. I was so disappointed and ardently wished that I had not wasted my credits.
I really found the beginning very boring. As the story moves along, it becomes more interesting but remains a fairly simple plot and seems to end abruptly. Plus, I didn't think the writing was that interesting. The author has the characters talk in Shakespearean English, which comes across as stilted in the audio version. The story's major plus is its different (and maybe more realistic) take on the traditional Robin Hood stories.