This book is a fun and lively reinterpretation of the Robin Hood legend. It takes the familiar characters and scenarios into a richly crafted narrative in the style of a contemporary Historical Fiction novel. Although this reinvention of much beloved characters has become quite common, Lawhead has done a first rate job. It is, however, a terrible disappointment to find this story in the hands of the most inept narrator I have encountered in all the years I have been a subscriber to Audible. I urge anyone who wants to read this entertaining novel to pay special attention to the sample audio. If you find the narrator to be acceptable, by all means buy the book, but it would probably be best to simply buy the paperback and spend your listening time with a better read audio book.
The mistborn series is incredible fun, I liked the characters, pacing and plot. For this alone, I would like to recommend the story, and without these aspects no book is worth the read.
I would like to say though that this series excels at something else. It goes beyond the typical fantasy in that there is so much thought put into the society and not just the magic and geography. Real thought is put into how the city is fed, how there is a three-dimensional hierarchy even within the aspects of society usually overlooked in this genre, and it's done in a way that enriches the plot rather than strangling it.
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