We are currently making improvements to the Audible site. In an effort to enhance the accessibility experience for our customers, we have created a page to more easily navigate the new experience, available at the web address www.audible.com/access.
Rob Roy | [Sir Walter Scott]

Rob Roy

Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands. At the house of his uncle, he meets Rashleigh, the greedy and malicious youngest son, and Diana Vernon, Rashleigh's beautiful young cousin. Seeing that Diana is attracted to Francis, Rashleigh determines to destroy him. But Francis seeks the help of Rob Roy MacGregor, a powerful and enigmatic outlaw.
Regular Price:$31.47
  • Membership Details:
    • First book free with 30-day trial
    • $14.95/month thereafter for your choice of 1 new book each month
    • Cancel easily anytime
    • Exchange books you don't like
    • All selected books are yours to keep, even if you cancel
  • - or -

Your Likes make Audible better!

'Likes' are shared on Facebook and Audible.com. We use your 'likes' to improve Audible.com for all our listeners.

You can turn off Audible.com sharing from your Account Details page.

OK

Publisher's Summary

A favorite among Scott's "Waverley" books, Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands. At the house of his uncle, he meets Rashleigh, the greedy and malicious youngest son, and Diana Vernon, Rashleigh's beautiful young cousin. Seeing that Diana is attracted to Francis, Rashleigh determines to destroy him. What Rashleigh does not realize is that Francis will seek the help of Rob Roy MacGregor, a powerful and enigmatic outlaw who courageously fights for justice and dignity for the Scottish people.

Strong plot and superb period detail combine to make Rob Roy a captivating tale and an extraordinary portrait of the haunted highlands and the glorious Scottish past.

(P)1995 Blackstone Audio Inc.

What the Critics Say

"When I think of Rob Roy, I am impatient with all other novels." (Robert Louis Stevenson)
"This early 19th-century classic...is alive and well in this production, elegant in sound and style. Frederick Davidson's voice masterfully moves from brogue to dialect, from Gaelic to English. He succeeds at the resonance of narrator Francis, the commanding voice of Rob Roy, the growl of the wicked Rashleigh, and the beautiful lilt of Diana Vernon. This recording, accordingly, 'thrills the blood.'" (AudioFile)

What Members Say

Average Customer Rating

3.6 (54 )
5 star
 (16)
4 star
 (18)
3 star
 (9)
2 star
 (4)
1 star
 (7)
Overall
3.9 (21 )
5 star
 (6)
4 star
 (9)
3 star
 (4)
2 star
 (1)
1 star
 (1)
Story
3.7 (23 )
5 star
 (7)
4 star
 (7)
3 star
 (5)
2 star
 (2)
1 star
 (2)
Performance
Sort by:
  •  
    Kristine Hibbing, MN, USA 05-17-07
    Kristine Hibbing, MN, USA 05-17-07 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    51
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    99
    11
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "Don't buy unless you know the story!"

    I love a good classic, well-read. Frederick Davidson is one of my favorite readers - he gets every accent just perfect. That is exactly the downfall of this audiobook - lots and lots of totally unintelligible Scottish accent-REALLY unintelligible. I have never read this book, was not familiar with the story at all. After six hours, I quit in frustration because I had lost so much of the plot. IF you know the story, IF you are good at deciphering Scottish accent (and I mean HEAVY, not Star Trek Scotty) then go for it. Otherwise, pass on this version of Rob Roy.

    14 of 14 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Peter Coral Gables, FL, USA 01-31-10
    Peter Coral Gables, FL, USA 01-31-10 Member Since 2008
    HELPFUL VOTES
    7
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    4
    1
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    0
    0
    Overall
    "taut history and adventure"

    Starts slowly and becomes a fascinating tale of adventure and love. It captures the feeling of Scottish history and the social tensions of the time. Listened to it on a trip to Scotland and the understanding of the social stresses of the 18th century and the pleasure of listening to a darn good yarn added immensely to the trip. Heartily recommend this audiobook.

    7 of 7 people found this review helpful
  •  
    Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom 06-18-12
    Ian Farnborough, United Kingdom 06-18-12 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    323
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    149
    66
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    59
    1
    Overall
    Performance
    Story
    "Hard work."

    Frederick Davidson is a reliable narrator but this is hard work to listen to. There are large sections of it that appear to be written in a foreign language and the sometimes heavy handed characterisation makes them even harder to follow. The actual writing is of its period. Overly wordy and convoluted in the story telling and with large sections of background and build up with very little actual meat of the strory. Pretty sure that this won't make it to the regular relistening list.

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful
  •  
    06-01-07
    06-01-07 Member Since 2003
    HELPFUL VOTES
    32
    ratings
    REVIEWS
    5
    3
    FOLLOWERS
    FOLLOWING
    1
    0
    Overall
    "Disappointing"

    I endured the entire book and couldn't wait to get it finished...awful! This is the WORST book I have yet downloaded. Rambling and at times incomprehensible, the development is weak and incosequential and the characters poorly developed. Robin McGregor/Campbell plays a "bit-role" in the story line. I personally find the narrator's style affected, laborious and irritating; his presentation drawling and monotonous, as in all the other readings that I have heard of his thus far. His Scottish accent is on the contrary suprisingly unaffected and authentic.

    8 of 11 people found this review helpful
  • Showing: 1-4 of 4 results

    There are no listener reviews for this title yet.

Report Inappropriate Content

If you find this review inappropriate and think it should be removed from our site, let us know. This report will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.

CANCEL

Thank You

Your report has been received. It will be reviewed by Audible and we will take appropriate action.