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Publisher's Summary

In 13th-century England, the legendary figure known by generations as Robin Hood leads an uprising that will forever alter the balance of world power and will make one man of humble beginnings an eternal symbol of freedom for his people.

An expert archer once interested only in self-preservation, Robin now serves in King Richard's army. Upon Richard's death, Robin travels to Nottingham, a town suffering from a despotic sheriff and crippling taxation. There he falls for the spirited widow Lady Marion, who is skeptical of the motivations of this mysterious crusader from the forest.

Hoping to earn the hand of Maid Marion and to save the village, Robin assembles a gang whose lethal mercenary skills are matched only by its appetite for life. Together, they begin preying on the indulgent upper class to correct the injustices of the sheriff. Now a major motion picture starring Oscar -winner Russell Crowe.

©2010 Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. “Robin Hood” Live Action Motion Picture 2010 Universal Studios. Licensed by Universal Studios Licensing LLLP. All Rights (P)2010 Blackstone Audio, Inc.

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Nicely done, great plot and lessons to be learned

This is a novelization of the movie released in 2010.

The author did a good job of describing what happened in the movie, adding in the thoughts and emotions of the characters so as to turn a good movie into a good book.

The production is solid and the narrator is adequate. (Having just listened to William Dufris' incredible rendition of The Maltese Falcon, any narrator would have a hard time bearing up under comparison. ;-)

This take on the classic tale of Robin Hood carries a great message for today: liberty is worth the risk.

I enjoyed this audiobook and guess that you will, too. Check it out. =)

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Robin Sachs is a great narrator

Robin Sachs' narration is the reason to buy this audible book. His characterization is very good and he brings the different characters alive. As this book is the story of a film, Robin Sachs narrates the frequent fight scenes well, lending drama to the reading. I enjoy his voice.

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Like describing a movie to a blind person

I should have read the "book" description more carefully. This wasn't really a book, but a description of a movie, and probably not a very good movie. The narrator was wonderful, but the entire story sounded like someone telling me what was taking place on the screen. In addition, characters didn't behave as characters in that time period more likely would. (Marion wielding a sword in battle, Robin professing his love after only a few days, etc.)

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Good listen to a new Robin Hood story

The reader made this an enjoyable book with a new story of Robin Hood. It was believable and fun.

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Not the story I expected...

Although this book was good, it wasn't really about Robin Hood. It was more about how he came to be Robin Hood. I was expecting to hear of the exploits of Robin Hood and his men...there wasn't but a few mentions of that, almost like footnotes. The narrator was very good, but the story itself left me feeling disappointed because of my expectations of what I thought the book would be about.

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A surprise, a pleasant surprise.

I was skeptical about a novelization of a film, but Robin Sachs did an excellent job with the narration and it turned out to be a great listen in the end. A shame that Robin Sachs passed away, I would have enjoyed more of his work had he lived on and continued to narrate.

Nonetheless, as a piece done by our beloved narrator it is a treat to listen to, and you shan't be disappointed.

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possibly the worst 'Robin Hood' ever

Horrible story. Not really Robin Hood and not remotely historically accurate. No one would buy a fantasy book like this without the name Robin Hood.

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Awesome Read

For fans of Robin Hood this book will feed your appetite. It gives you more of the real story and legend of Robin Hood and his mery men. I love this book just as much as the 2010 movie. It follows the movie and extends scenes or adds more details to the movie. Really good read even without watching the movie, you can still feel Russel and Cates essence of the character. The reader could have used more of accent to put more essence in to the overall listen and help to times or the story. When I read it to myself or my kids I use a accent just for the feel and true experience of the medieval times.

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Same as the movie

Still nice. It is pretty much the same as the movie. Good narration and some interesting perspectives added in.

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Not a fan of script adaptations

but this was good. All legends have a beginning. This is the origin story of Robin Hood.