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David

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  • Ivanhoe

    • UNABRIDGED (19 hrs and 24 mins)
    • By Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated By Frederick Davidson
    • Whispersync for Voice-ready
    Overall
    (143)
    Performance
    (43)
    Story
    (42)

    During the reign of Richard I, Wilfred of Ivanhoe earns his father's disapproval by falling in love with Rowena, his father's ward. His father had planned to wed her himself, and reestablish the Saxon line.

    Tobin says: "A great classic romance/adventure"
    "Larger than life."
    Overall

    It would be easy to fall in with Cervantes and his negative view of chivalric epics. However, not having endured the travails of warfare and imprisonment as a slave, I can more easily appreciate the fancy of the "heroic" authors and their works.

    Ivanhoe, by Sir Walter Scott, provides the pageantry and action that you would expect from a great adventure. Knights in battles of honor, castle intrigue, ladies at court, and the outlaws of Sherwood Forest provide a colorful cast of characters for a well-told story.

    Yet, Scott didn't attempt to mask the slavery and bigotry incumbent upon the times. Anti-Semitism is prevalent. Indentured servants depend upon the good nature of their masters for survival. This is a story all the better for its exhibition of the coarse customs of the time.

    Frederick Davidson does an excellent job with the narration. He expertly creates a different voice for each character. He smoothly switches between narrative and dialogue, maintaining a comfortable pacing throughout this epic story.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful

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