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Ever since he can remember, Robin, son of Sir John de Bureford, has been told what is expected of him as the son of a nobleman. He must learn the ways of knighthood. But Robin's destiny is changed in one stroke when he falls ill and loses the use of his legs. Fearing a plague, his servants abandon him and Robin is left alone.

A monk named Brother Luke rescues Robin and takes him to the hospice of St. Mark's, where he is taught woodcarving and - much harder - patience and strength. Says Brother Luke, "Thou has only to follow the wall far enough and there will be a door in it."

Robin soon enough learns what Brother Luke means. And when the great castle of Lindsay is in danger, it is Robin, who cannot mount a horse and ride to battle, who saves the townspeople and discovers there is more than one way to serve his king.

©2008 Listening Library; 1998 Marguerite De Angeli

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Character and history

The story encourages the building of character and is an excellent historical introduction to life in feudal England. It is complex enough for parents to listen along with children, Yet fast paced enough to hold the attention of young children.

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Such a great story

This was a great story!!! I cannot stop listening to it. This is at least my tenth time. Audible picked a great reading for this story and I love the added music. Audible truly did a great job telling this story. I love listening to it because I was always engaged with the person speaking as much as the story. This is a very thought provoking story and they definitely chose a fantastic story teller. Thank you audible for choosing this reader and continuing to make me smile. I always will recommend this app.

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Very Interesting

My kids and I enjoyed this book. Robin's transformation during the book and the lessons he learns are wonderful. I was happy for my kids to hear this encouraging tale.

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Better than reading

The period music brings the story to life. Well done!
enjoyed it very much today

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Great story

It is a good lesson and a good story, I wish there was more volume in it.

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Delightful!

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A fresh, whimsical listen. The songs were perfect, the story was cute and original. The only lack was for a better recording quality.

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Encouraging!

This book was so encouraging. Little Robin was an inspiration. I loved how the Monks took care of him and taught him that whenever there is a WALL or a barrier standing in your way, your hope is the DOOR to help you get pass the wall, and where you need to go.

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Loved the narrator and the book

I bought this audio book for Classical Conversations Challenge A. I loved the narrator, and the story was wonderful. It does start sad, but don't let that dissuade you, this is a great book. Roger Rees, the narrator, was wonderful, he did wonderful voices for the characters.

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Wonderful on both accounts!

I remember reading this book in sixth grade and remembered enjoying it. I decided recently to re-read it and then I thought it would be even better to listen to it. I love this book! The story is engaging and the message for kids (and adults!) is truly wonderful. To top it off, Roger Rees's performance was impeccable and the audio recording was great quality. I enjoyed the addition of extra sounds and music to engage the listener and help with literary transitions. Both the story and performance are five stars!

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well done and enjoyable.

well done and enjoyable way to spend two and a half hours. Beautifully written and a wonderful story. nicely narrated and the accompanying music was fitting and Lively.