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Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 | [Sir Walter Scott]

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45

This is the inspiring and fast-moving story of a young prince, Charles Edward Stewart, and his audacious bid for the crown of King George. From exile in France, he sails to Scotland, rallies the Highland clans and marches on London, is defeated in the bloody battle of Culloden and flees from General "Butcher" Cumberland, and with the help of gallant Flora McDonald and loyal clansmen, eventually makes his dramatic escape.
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This is the inspiring and fast-moving story of a young prince, Charles Edward Stewart, and his audacious bid for the crown of King George. From exile in France, he sails to Scotland, rallies the Highland clans and marches on London, is defeated in the bloody battle of Culloden and flees from General "Butcher" Cumberland, and with the help of gallant Flora McDonald and loyal clansmen, eventually makes his dramatic escape.

Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 is taken from Tales of a Grandfather by Sir Walter Scott, Scotland's immortal poet and writer, author of such classics as Rob Roy and Ivanhoe. Often hailed as his greatest historical work, Tales of a Grandfather shows off Scott's genius for storytelling and his skill at firing the imaginations of readers and listeners of all ages.

Scott's story of the romantic prince in this amended version of his great story is read by Michael Elder, award-winning writer and actor, whose distinguished career includes the reading of classics like Lord Jim, Raffles, and The Wallace.

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    Where does Bonnie Prince Charlie and the '45 rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    Its good to very good


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    It compares very favourably with the" Heartbreaker" as the dialogue is more plausible.


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    It was a sad or miguided approach to monarchy, but on the other hand the claim of Bonnie Prince Charlie and the Jacobite uprising was very nearly successful!

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    The story ?Bonnie Prince Charlie and the 45 is finest story of Scotland history Narrated by Michael Elder. This audio book is very clearly understandable and adopted an interesting story telling style which creates an interest in a story which is based on subject like history. This is story about a young prince. In the ancient Scotland?s most prestigious and famous prince whose life is full of romance and tragic moments. This is the motivational, inspiring and fast-moving story of a young prince, Charles Edward Stewart, and his audacious bid for the crown of King George. This book he narration is first rate and well paced. Michael Elder does an incredible job of bringing this greatest story to life. It grabs your attention and doesn?t let go - a tribute for the skills of this fabulous writer and an excellent narrator. I?m glad I listened to the audio book. The audio book is lot more satisfying. This is an excellent audio book. This audio book makes you think and keeps you wondering all the way until the end. Undoubtedly, get this audio book. The narrator focused on the actual truth of the story about the upbringing of the bonnie prince Charlie and revels suspicious story about his fathers and mothers marriage. Part of a series of guides looking at key figures and themes, this work follows the trail of Charles Edward Stewart, the Young Pretender. As well as providing guidebook information on Scotland this book offers fascinating facts about the prince Since the book is written from a incredibly individual perspective, Michael Elder audio book narrative is smooth and flowing. This Audio book can be a fascinating overall performance. This is two hour 44 min in story length and very clear voice throwing. You will NOT be disappointed.

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