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The Black Arrow Audiobook

The Black Arrow: A Tale of the Two Roses

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Publisher's Summary

In this swashbuckling novel set in 15th-century England, young Richard Shelton discovers that he has been betrayed by the guardian who raised him - a man involved in the murder of his father. Seventeen-year-old Richard joins the fellowship of the Black Arrow to avenge the death, rescue the woman he loves, and participate in the struggle between the Yorks and Lancasters in the War of the Roses.

Though history records two sides fighting for control of England, The Black Arrow presents a third side: the exploited commoners joined together by their black-arrow weaponry. To survive the war, Richard must rely on his cunning. Through adventures in castles, villages, forests, and aboard a ship, Richard outfoxes captors, bargains his way out of crises, and ultimately proves himself worthy of knighthood.

Public Domain (P)2012 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

What the Critics Say

“The time is 15th-century England, and Richard Shelton, the young hero, overcomes one obstacle after another." (School Library Journal)

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    Scott Santa Clara, CA, United States 06-14-16
    Scott Santa Clara, CA, United States 06-14-16 Member Since 2017
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    "A goodly story—well written, and well read"

    Written in wonderful, archaic, almost poetical prose, this delightful story will seem familiar to all, with its intrigues, disguises, chivalry, battles, and damsels in distress.
    Gildart Jackson's reading is beautifully rendered, lending excellent clarity to what might have been difficult to understand in the hands of a less skillful narrator.
    Ultimately, it's Stevenson's use of language, and his characterizations that set this book apart. For me, listening to this book was an education in prose, storytelling, and diction. Truly, time well spent.

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    David M. 10-17-17
    David M. 10-17-17 Member Since 2017
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    I was disappointed in this book. I had high expectations since it was R.L Stevenson. I loved treasure island. But this particular book, while written and broken down in a similar way, did not have nearly as interesting a story. It was a little to convoluted for me. The setting of the story was also difficult. This made it hard to understand not only what people we saying, but what they were feeling and why they felt the way they did. I may try it again to see if I get more out of it.

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