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The Door in the Wall

Narrated by: Roger Rees
Length: 2 hrs and 35 mins
Categories: Teens, Ages 11-13
4.5 out of 5 stars (605 ratings)

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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!

Any additional comments?

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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Kinda rough

Narrator was hard to understand at times. This book was assigned to my kid and the story was not great.

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Loved it!

Great story of the time period and a great story telling as well. Loved the whimsical music and overall performance of the narrator. It kept my kids engaged in the story and wanting more.

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  • Stacie
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  • 07-27-19

If you have the book, get this audio!

I have this story in book form, and have read it to my children in the past. It is a wonderful story of courage and character. But this audio version adds so much to the story. The times when John Go in the Wind is playing the harp, you get to hear the tune. When the church bells ring, you get to hear them. The audiobook was truly a delight to listen too. I can’t recommend it enough.
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great for young kids ages 6-12

The book proved to be a pleasant, gentle story with a good moral. It was not incredibly moving, though.