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Ivanhoe | [Sir Walter Scott]

Ivanhoe

Wilfred, knight of Ivanhoe, the son of Cedric the Saxon, is in love with his father's ward, Rowena. Cedric, however, wishes her to marry Athelstane, a descendant of the royal Saxon line, whom Cedric hopes will restore the Saxon succession. With a colorful cast of chivalric knights and fair ladies, this action-filled novel comes complete with feats of derring-do, the pageantry of a tournament, and a great flame-engulfed castle - all of which makes it the most enthralling of Scott's creations.
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Publisher's Summary

A century has passed since the Norman Conquest, and England is still a colony of foreign warlords. Prince John is plotting to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lion-Hearted, and Robin Hood and his merry band are making fools out of the Sheriff of Nottingham.

Wilfred, knight of Ivanhoe, the son of Cedric the Saxon, is in love with his father's ward, Rowena. Cedric, however, wishes her to marry Athelstane, a descendant of the royal Saxon line, whom Cedric hopes will restore the Saxon succession.

With a colorful cast of chivalric knights and fair ladies, this action-filled novel comes complete with feats of derring-do, the pageantry of a tournament, and a great flame-engulfed castle - all of which makes it the most enthralling of Scott's creations.

(P)2005 Brilliance Audio, Inc.

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    Bill Dewey/Reclaiming Quarterly San Francisco 05-06-09
    Bill Dewey/Reclaiming Quarterly San Francisco 05-06-09 Member Since 2009
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    "Great Adventure, Good Rendition"

    Well-read recording of a great adventure book. Scott digresses a lot into social and cultural history, and much of this is outdated. But the tournament, the battle scenes, the meeting of Richard and the friar -- these are great listening. This has been one of my favorite audiobooks.

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 12-11-08
    Radish Bliss STANSBURY PK, UT, United States 12-11-08 Member Since 2008
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    "Cooler than it was in school"

    I had read this in high school but I don't remember it being this awesome! It felt too much like reading the bible, but the recording has a completely different feel to it. Mostly because this narrator is so familiar with the difficult language and distinguishes the character's voices so well. It starts out a little hard to listen to, but if you can make it to the tournament you won't be able to stop until you're done!

    8 of 8 people found this review helpful
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    David Glen Mills, PA, United States 08-01-10
    David Glen Mills, PA, United States 08-01-10 Member Since 2009
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    "Best Narration I've heard"

    Take a rip roaring adventure tale with honorable thieves, despicable tyrants, a secretly returned king, beautiful damsels, and of course a knight in shining armor and you have the story of Ivanhoe. As if that is not enough, I have to say, Michael Page's narration is astounding. He gives each character a unique accent and speech cadence and is so good I thought I was listening to real actors read individual parts. I wasn't crazy about his early voicing for Isaac of York, it seemed a bit over the top at times, but as the story develops and Isaac's problems become more severe, Page does a great job of conveying Isaac's stress and troubles. Here is the mark of a great narrator, that I could easily identify the which character was speaking without the author's attribution. This is a great story and a great read and one of just two five star ratings I have awarded to date.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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    James Stafford, VA, USA 12-06-09
    James Stafford, VA, USA 12-06-09
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    "Loved it, and the narration is pretty good."

    I loved this story. It held me right to the end, which was a bit disappointing in that it was not satisfying at all, but I could see why the author did what he did. The narration was also quite good if not a little overly dramatic. I was very happy with this purchase.

    3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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    Pat La Mesa, CA, United States 12-19-12
    Pat La Mesa, CA, United States 12-19-12 Member Since 2003
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    "The Real Robin Hood"

    I LOVED this book. It probably is due in large part to the terrific narration. Yes, it's Robin Hood, and it's King Richard, and Prince John and all the usual characters. But this is so much more. The description of the terrible treatment of the Jews at this time in England, and the hypocrisy surrounding them (they were needed for loans, because Christians weren't allowed to earn usury) is palpable. The resentment the Saxons felt toward the Normans comes to life. The characters are heroic and humorous. The language of the times (thee's, thou's, etc.) is easy to follow because the narrator is so good. I wouldn't have selected it at Audible if it hadn't been free at the time, so what a wonderful surprise when I found it so thoroughly enjoyable.

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    Anthony United States 07-09-12
    Anthony United States 07-09-12 Member Since 2009
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    "Better than I expected"

    Ya know I've known that Ivanhoe was written by Sir Walter Scott since I was little... But had no idea what it was about. I was pleasantly surprised by the epic story. All the knighthood stuff and more. Thoroughly enjoyable story. Great narrator.

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    Pierre Gauthier Montréal 07-28-12
    Pierre Gauthier Montréal 07-28-12 Listener Since 2010
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    "Enjoyable!"
    Any additional comments?

    This classic novel includes all the archetypes of a medieval story: knights, castles, tournaments, battles, damsels in distress, etc. Amusingly _ with debatable concern for historical accuracy _ it also includes famous characters such as Richard the Lion Heart, Prince John, Robin Hood and Friar Tuck.

    Strangely, narration is not linear and often the action is rewound to look at the same events a second time, from the perspective of different characters. This makes things a bit difficult to follow, especially in audio format. There is also a surprising emphasis on Isaac and Rebecca, of Jewish faith, who appear practically more prominently than Ivanhoe himself. It must be mentioned as well that there is a strong anti-Catholic bias, the Church, its priests and its rituals being somewhat ridiculed throughout the work.

    Still the result is entertaining and those unfamiliar with this famous work will not be disappointed.

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    Dawn Jemez Springs, NM, United States 03-08-12
    Dawn Jemez Springs, NM, United States 03-08-12

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    "stunning narrative, so eloquently delivered!"
    What did you love best about Ivanhoe?

    Narrator:
    Interestingly enough, I originally began to listen to the book narrated by Jim Killavey, and although it has high reviews, I personally found his voice or possibly the recording a little grating. In my opinion, there is no comparison, and Michael Page has just become my favorite narrator. I intend to look for more books narrated by him. The voices are so expressive and distinct, and it made for a more understandable story, and I laughed out loud at some of the ways he expressed some of the lines of the jester and Cedric. Wow!

    Story:
    The poetry that opened each chapter gave such a marked elegance to the text and a chivalrous ambience to the portrayal of the people. The description of the land and the manner and attire of the people were so carefully detailed as to be perfect for a student studying the time period. Historical references were intermingled with a delightful story of honor and avarice, fortune and despair, which made you admire and feel for even some of the most despised characters.


    1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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    Amazon Customer USA 03-31-14
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    "Sometimes classics are not how you remembered."
    What did you love best about Ivanhoe?

    I always remembered the romance of the complete story.


    Which character – as performed by Michael Page – was your favorite?

    Rebecca has always been my favorite female character in this story. I think Mr. Page gave her an interesting voice and one that you could easily tell from the other voices. Wamba is actually my most favorite in the story and his voice and characterization was done very well.


    Was this a book you wanted to listen to all in one sitting?

    No. Just because of the length of the novel and also the story jumps back and forth between scenes and people. Actually took some time to listen to the complete reading.


    Any additional comments?

    I had either not noticed or forgotten many of the details of the book, how the Jews were treated and how boorish so many of the main characters were. Realize it was probably an accurate account of the times the writer lived in but am glad I didn't live then.

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    Leacia A. Dyck Winnipeg, Mb 02-25-14
    Leacia A. Dyck Winnipeg, Mb 02-25-14 Member Since 2013

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    "Historical Fiction"
    Where does Ivanhoe rank among all the audiobooks you’ve listened to so far?

    I have always been very fond of Ivanhoe and try to re-read it every decade or so. As far as audiobooks go, it's right up there with Jane Eyre and Pride and Prejudice.


    What was one of the most memorable moments of Ivanhoe?

    I always love how King Richard sneaks onto the scene.


    What about Michael Page’s performance did you like?

    Michael Page did a wonderful job of bringing one of my favorites to life.


    Did you have an extreme reaction to this book? Did it make you laugh or cry?

    Nothing extreme. Just pure entertainment and routing for the good guy.


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