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  • Ivanhoe

  • By: Sir Walter Scott
  • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
  • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
  • Unabridged
  • Overall
    4.5 out of 5 stars 84
  • Performance
    4.5 out of 5 stars 78
  • Story
    4.5 out of 5 stars 79

Prince John has assembled a collection of avaricious nobles to take control of England while Richard the Lionhearted is imprisoned in Austria. This threatens to bring the country to civil war between the Norman nobles and the conquered Saxons. Standing above it all is Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a disinherited Saxon knight who has fought in the Holy Land. Now returned, he wishes to wed the fair Rowena, the highborn Saxon noble, in spite of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that stand in his way.

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  • Exquisite!!!!!!!

  • By Billy Canterberry on 09-21-18

A fun story with fantastic narration

Overall
5 out of 5 stars
Performance
5 out of 5 stars
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4 out of 5 stars

Reviewed: 08-06-18

Ivanhoe was a book with a great sense of adventure. Having read Don Quixote, I can now see why the titular character of that title was so enthralled by the times of chivalry and knights errant. There are charming characters and famous historical figures which are given life by the narrator BJ Harrison. Overall, a book well worth a listen. My only criticism is how predictable some of the twists/reveals were.