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Publisher's Summary

For centuries, the legend of Robin Hood and his band of thieves has captivated the imagination. Now the familiar tale takes on new life, fresh meaning, and an unexpected setting.

Hunted like an animal by Norman invaders, Bran ap Brychan, heir to the throne of Elfael, has abandoned his father's kingdom and fled to the greenwood. There, in the primeval forest of the Welsh borders, danger surrounds him, for this woodland is a living, breathing entity with mysterious powers and secrets, and Bran must find a way to make it his own if he is to survive.

Like the forest itself, Hood is deep, dark, and at times savagely brutal, yet full of enchantment and hope. Internationally acclaimed author Stephen R. Lawhead has created a lyrical rendering of a time-honored story that will lead you down strange pathways into another place and time.

©2006 Stephen R. Lawhead; (P)2006 Oasis Audio, LLC

Critic Reviews

"A fun read that will leave readers anxious for the next installment." (Publishers Weekly)

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Great story, terrible narrator

I enjoyed the retelling of Robin Hood set in a different location which gave the story a new and fresh appeal. However, the narrator was dreadful. Nothing more distracting when listen to a good book then to hear it read in a terrible accent and words so mispronounced that at times I could not quite understand what they where. This book is worth listen to for the great story but be aware that the narrator may lessen your enjoyment.

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Good Lawhead - Disappointing narration

True to Lawhead, the story is well developed and enjoyable. Would have given it 5 stars across the board except for the narration. I am torn about the other two books. I really want to continue the story, but am turned off by the narrator. I will have to consider that.

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Good reading of an excellent book.

After reading this book, I can't wait until the next in this series is complete. Lawhead writes an engaging and delightful retelling of the Robin Hood tales. He makes the plot both new and believable.

For this audiobook, the narration is good and the post production is excellent.

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fun story, annoying reader

I liked the story, which was exciting and interestingly re-set in Wales rather than England.
Sadly, the reader did not bother learning how to correctly pronounce names and place names, or even some common English words (such as"draught"), which grated on me throughout the entire book. It was so irritating to my husband that he stopped listening after a couple chapters.
I would like to get Scarlett, but I am not sure I can handle the reader mangling the language for another 12 hours.

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Lawhead Delivers

This turned out to be a very easy listen, even in five-minute-drive increments. Lawhead's unique blend of history and legend never fail to impress!

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Great audio

Really an engaging book and narrative. Hood comes alive with the fantastic music and story telling. Stephen Lawhead writes another winner

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just really confusing

this book is very confusing and story line has you so lost I had to stop after the 10th chapter

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if you don't you are missing out!

Another great read from Lawhead. Again he takes another famous legend story and elevates it, with masterful words and detailed research.

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Hood

This is a retelling of the story of Robin Hood. I enjoyed it immensely! The old English names of people and places take some getting use to, but the plot is wonderful! I can't wait to read the next one.

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Slow Flight

If this book is akin to a raven flight, it is the slowest flight ever and barely keeps aloft. It drags far too often, having said that there is good stuff here, just be aware of the glacial pace.