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Melanie

Vancouver, WA, USA | Member Since 2015

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  • Hood: King Raven Trilogy, Book 1

    • UNABRIDGED (12 hrs and 20 mins)
    • By Stephen R. Lawhead
    • Narrated By Adam Verner
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (635)
    Performance
    (356)
    Story
    (361)

    For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting. Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him, for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets.

    RJT says: "Extremely well done ... mostly."
    "Ok story, Awful reader"
    Overall

    The story is ok, similar in minor details to the well-known version of Robin Hood, but I had an extremely difficult time concentrating on the story due to the reader's awful attempt at a British accent. I was also frequently distracted by his mispronounciation of not only some of the Celtic words but even commonly used words like "sinew". I found myself rolling my eyes in the middle of the story, missing parts of it due to being pulled out of the story by mistakes by the terrible reader. Thus, the story may be on ok read but the reader ruined it for me and I wouldn't recommend this version to others.

    12 of 15 people found this review helpful

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