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Scarlet | [A. C. Gaughen]

Scarlet

Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Big John and Robin Hood know the truth - that the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. It's getting harder to hide as Gisbourne's camp seeks to find Scarlet and drive Robin Hood out of Nottinghamshire. But Scarlet's instinct for self-preservation is at war with a strong sense of responsibility to the people who took her in when she was on the run, and she finds it's not so easy to turn her back on her band and townspeople.
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Publisher's Summary

Posing as one of Robin Hood's thieves to avoid the evil Lord Gisbourne, Scarlet has kept her identity secret from all of Nottinghamshire. Only Big John and Robin Hood know the truth - that the agile thief posing as a whip of a boy is actually a fearless young woman with a secret past. It's getting harder to hide as Gisbourne's camp seeks to find Scarlet and drive Robin Hood out of Nottinghamshire. But Scarlet's instinct for self-preservation is at war with a strong sense of responsibility to the people who took her in when she was on the run, and she finds it's not so easy to turn her back on her band and townspeople. As Gisbourne draws closer to Scarlet and puts innocent lives at risk, she must decide how much the people of Nottinghamshire mean to her, especially John Little, a flirtatious fellow outlaw, and Robin, whose quick smiles and temper have the rare power to unsettle Scarlet. Full of exciting action, secrets, and romance, this imaginative retelling of the classic tale will have listeners following every move of Robin Hood and band of thieves.

©2012 A.C. Gaughen (P)2013 Audible, Inc.

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    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-02-15
    Susie Santa Cruz, CA, United States 03-02-15 Member Since 2012

    I'm Audible's first Editor-at-Large, the host of In Bed with Susie Bright -- and a longtime author, editor, journo, and bookworm. I listen to audio when I'm cooking, playing cards, knitting, going to bed, waking up, driving, and putting other people's kids to bed! My favorite audiobooks, ever, are: "True Grit" and "The Dog of the South."

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    Action, romance, and gender-bending in medieval England; Scarlet is satisfying in every way.

    When my daughter was three, she was swept up in the legend of Robin Hood. She dressed up in green and shot imaginary arrows all through the house. She thought nothing of playing a “boy” character. By the time she was four, she’d learned enough at pre-school to know that the only place in the Robin Hood story for girls, was as Maid Marion: waiting.

    But Scarlet is waiting for no one. She's on the run from the malevolent Lord Gisbourne and has joined Robin Hood's Merry Men as a boy. Nobody but Robin and Big John knows her secret.

    Scarlet can take care of herself. “Rob and John shot daggers at each other. With their eyes, leastways. I’m the only one who shoots real daggers.”

    But that doesn’t preclude some tantalizing romantic tension between her and Robin, “'I’ll keep your heart, Scar,' he whispered. 'If you keep mine.'”

    Narrated by the honey-voiced Helen Stern, a veteran romance and erotica reader, she brings just the right amount of swagger and vulnerability to our heroine.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies United States 03-26-14
    Sash & Em: A Tale of Two Bookies United States 03-26-14 Member Since 2011
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    "One of my favorite reads of the year!"

    Scarlet is one of those books, that for me, needs to be listened to on audiobook – the improper grammar was so distracting that I just couldn’t see it, read it, and have it not be like a flashing red stoplight in my face. Just like with Blood Red Road, if this is too much of a distraction for you, try the audiobook. Once you get past the grammar, the story itself of Scarlet is a very good one. I really enjoyed hearing about Scarlet’s dangerous missions to break people out of prison and it was actually fun to read a retelling of a story that I know so well but with some new characters that I couldn’t quite remember (BUT LOVED). Yes, it was a little slow in the beginning but once it got going, it really got going.

    I did think Scarlet (the character), at times, was a little annoying with her independent ways but this book is definitely one of my favorites reads for this year. I think fans of retellings will especially enjoy it.

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    S. Lynne 03-05-14
    S. Lynne 03-05-14 Member Since 2013
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    "An Authentic Robin Hood story"
    Would you consider the audio edition of Scarlet to be better than the print version?

    I've not read the print yet -- was instead entranced by the narrator's excellent handling of the dialect. I'm waiting for the sequel - hopefully by the same narrator, and that's saying a lot since I'm not usually one to choose audio over print.


    What did you like best about this story?

    I love Robin Hood stories -- and have read many good ones. This one took a different point of view, with Robin not being the main character, but was enjoyable none the less, with action and wit (though Scarlet carries a fair amount of anger and angst throughout)


    Have you listened to any of Helen Stern’s other performances before? How does this one compare?

    No, I haven't, but would gladly hear some others done by her.


    If you were to make a film of this book, what would the tag line be?

    Sherwood -- home of the original Hunger Games (sorry - that was a bad one but couldn't come up with anything else)


    Any additional comments?

    I didn't always like Scarlet. She's a hard character, prickly and fairly nasty to some. I'm also not completely fond of the standard "romantic triangle" plot, though with Gisbourne around it stretches beyond a triangle. But her internal struggles are very authentic, and her courage is undeniable. As it was just a start, I'm hoping that things look up for her in the future.

    2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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    "Great story, good narrator"

    Was a refreshing read compared to a lot of YA novels out as I felt I hand't heard the story 10 times before and who doesn't love robin hood? Strong female lead who isn't annoying with a swoon worthy hero.

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