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William Wallace: A Captivating Guide to a Freedom Fighter and Martyr Who Impacted Scottish History and Scotland’s Independence from England

Narrated by: Duke Holm
Length: 2 hrs and 2 mins
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Explore the captivating life of William Wallace!

You might recognize him from Mel Gibson's film Braveheart.

Sir William Wallace (c. 1270–1305) was - and is - a Scottish national icon of the highest order. Born as the landless younger son of a minor nobleman (Sir Malcolm Wallace), his startling rise to become a military and historical legend, an exemplary patriot, and a national hero is an embodiment of the underdog narrative that many people identify with in film and real life. 

Wallace earned a place in history for his successful efforts in leading the Scottish resistance forces who had been rallying against English rule since Scotland was conquered in 1296. 

Some of the topics covered in this book include:
 

  • Mysterious origins
  • Coming of age in crisis
  • Defiance and compliance
  • The prophecy
  • Uprising
  • Love in a time of war
  • The Battle of Stirling Bridge
  • Invading England
  • The guardian of Scotland
  • Defeat at Falkirk
  • An outlaw once more
  • The execution
  • And much more

So if you want to discover more about the life of William Wallace, buy this audiobook now!

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MacFarland

Very interesting to see where the movie and Blind Willie's account differ. The history is stronger, of course, as it contains all the true events which led to the eventual crown of the true king of Scotland.

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i love history

A detailed journey through the Scottish war of independence, as he meets, befriends, fights, and rescues any number or real historical figures and participates in the real historical events surrounding them.

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To the point history

Short and to the point, lots of excellent information and history. Great book to start research on William Wallace and what he tried to do for Scotland.

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Lively and accurate!

Oh my! I feel like I am there with William Wallace. This audio book is written lively and accurately. It portrays his struggles and wins, and so much more! Recently, I found myself eager with Scotland’s history. So listening to this has become one of my hobbies.

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It is inspiring!

This is one inspiring account of one of our history’s distinguished heroes. This gave me a better understanding of William Wallace. Such a riveting piece that I listened to it twice.

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Pretty impressive.

Not really familiar with this Scottish knight, but I got curious so here I am. There are a lot of things I found out about him like he is one of the leaders in the First War of Scottish Independence. How he defeated an army that took place in Stirling Bridge and how he became a hero.

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In-depth audio book.

I have always been a follower of him. I’m here to access this book if it’s all worth it, and yes, it is! Describes everything in great detail and with accuracy.

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Finish it in one sitting.

I was able to follow through the footsteps of William Wallace with this complete piece. It turns out there are so many things I have yet to discover. And because of this almost brilliant work, I finish listening to this in one sitting.

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Love this book

I liked this retelling of the William Wallace story. The author has done a lot of research and woven history with fiction. It is much better than his Templar Trilogy. The characters seem more real and fleshed out. Good action scenes.

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thoroughly researched

This book is well written and gives you a feeling you are part of the action and characters. I have always been pleased and thrilled with this author's books.

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  • Ebba
  • 09-11-18

National hero

Our son is a dedicated fan of William Wallace so when we were in Scotland recently we visited Stirling Castle and this book brought the history of a common man who became a national hero.

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  • J F Jamieson
  • 05-27-19

Good factual book terrible narration.

An interesting story ruined by a narrator who could not pronounce any of the place names correctly. This required frequent rewinding to try and work out where he was referring to. The Family names were also frequently mispronounced causing confusion. I almost gave up but, it was thankfully short.

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  • Ben Collins
  • 11-22-18

Terrible pronunciations

The narrator does not know how to pronounce any of the Scottish place names, again and again almost every single name is wrong; Edinburgh, Glasgow, Roxburgh, Celtic, Berwick, Loch Lomond.

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  • Garry S.
  • 09-24-18

Shocking narration

I think if you’re going to give an historical account via audio then its critical you get the pronunciations correct. The book was narrated by an American who just didn’t get some pronunciations wrong he got them all wrong and I mean all the towns and places which you would feel is very important when telling a story about history and a pivotal moment in Scottish heritage .. very very disappointing narration

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  • donald
  • 09-14-18

good explanation


It has some good explanations. I like the action too.
it was interesting nice to see it form another persons perspective.

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  • Millie
  • 09-11-18

interesting

So if you are looking for Brave heart, go elsewhere. If you want a very good look at his origins and the period, and all that is actually known about him, this is a great resource.

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  • Elsa
  • 09-11-18

Helpful

Very interesting book on the myth and history of William Wallace. Excellent detail and research concerning the tales of the legend.

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  • Alicia
  • 09-11-18

motivational


Short and to the point, lots of excellent information and history. Great book to start research on William Wallace and what he tried to do for Scotland.

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  • Alexander
  • 09-11-18

great personality

An overview of the life of William Wallace, a hysterical figure. A person would have to be a scholar to dig any deeper into his life. Well done.

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  • jules
  • 09-11-18

Rich detailed

Wallace is a perfect example of someone fighting for what is one of the most important parts of being a human being, freedom. Scots should keep the fighting up and stand up for their freedom.