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Publisher's Summary

After losing everything he owns, forester Will Scarlet embarks on a search for none other than King Raven, whose exploits have already become legendary. After fulfilling his quest - and proving himself a skilled and loyal companion - Will joins the heroic archer and his men.

Now, however, Will is in prison for a crime he did not commit. His sentence is death by hanging - unless he delivers King Raven and his band of cohorts.

Scarlet continues Stephen R. Lawhead's riveting saga that began with the novel Hood, which relocated the legend of Robin Hood to the Welsh countryside and its dark forests. Steeped in Celtic mythology and the political intrigue of medieval Britain, Lawhead's trilogy conjures up an ancient past and holds a mirror to contemporary realities.

©2007 Stephen R. Lawhead (P)2007 Oasis Audio

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  • Teresa S.
  • PORTLAND, OR, United States
  • 03-02-14

Amazing Performance

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This story is very engaging and a fun listen. The narrator does an amazing job! He is good at changing his voice for each character and keeps it interesting.

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Better than book 1

This book had marked improvements on the first. The story, as told from the perspective of Will Scarlet, was much more engaging and interesting. The introduction of a love interest for Scarlet was welcome even if poorly handled. The archery contests between Scarlet and Brand were anticlimactic at best when at least one of them should have been a high point of the story. Several points in the story, while well told, could not have been known to Scarlet and since he narrated the whole book were out of place. On the other hand, they were an integral part of the story and had to be told. The conclusion, while totally expected was still enjoyable to hear. For his part, the narrator did an excellent job reading and maintained consistency with the characters between the books. I did not notice any mistakes in the reading. All in all I definitely consider this book worth my time and look forward to the next one when I get it.

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Great Story Made Hours of Driving Fly By

I have enjoyed Lawhead's books for years! This was no exception, and I eagerly look forward to listening to Book 3...Tuck.

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cooooooooool this book was pretty ice I like Adam

cooooooooool this book was pretty ice I like Adam's voice and Stephen ' voice heck yeah

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Amazing

This is the second book of the King Raven series. I enjoyed it as I enjoyed the first. The only thing against it was that they're are sections written in first person which through me off for a bit. I can't wait to see how the concluding book unfolds.

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Very well done

Even better than Hood, I'd say. The reader is much better as well. If you have read Hood then it's definitely worth it to keep reading

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loved it!!!

the story of Will Scarlet is wonderful. It gives a new spin to an old tale.

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great book

I have enjoyed this entire series of books I look forward to more from this author

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Bad narration

A well-written tale utterly ruined by narrator Adam Verner. His reading of the dialog is corny and his style in general sounds as though he's reading to elementary students. I made it through the first two tales of this trilogy, but won't suffer listening to him a third time. I'll buy a hard copy instead. Truly sad.

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Hard to follow

Would you try another book from Stephen R Lawhead and/or Adam Verner?

I enjoyed Hood, but this one was hard to follow.

What could Stephen R Lawhead have done to make this a more enjoyable book for you?

I didn't like the first person style going back and forth between the story and dialog with the scribe.

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  • 04-13-17

Good, but Lawhead does better

I think that the story lacks a certain amount of plausibility in connecting events. Perhaps a little to Cussler-ish on development. But don't let that put you off.
Lawhead has a unique skill for connecting myth with history. He doesn't fall for the reductionist surmising of the majority of academic historians, whose notions are both fanciful and misjudge human nature. This book is a worth while read, and his other works yet more so.