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    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 17 hrs and 42 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 126
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 107
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 108

    Ivanhoe is the perfect novel for any listener who loves an action-packed adventure based on the mythology and legends of Medieval times in England. Set in the 12th century, Ivanhoe is the story of a young man who joins up with Richard the Lion Hearted during a dark time where England is split between the Normans and the Saxons, pitting friends and family against each other through the conquering of land and the changing seats of the Royal Family.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • One of Walter Scott’s Best Works!

    • By Cindy on 01-14-17

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Simon Prebble
    • Length: 19 hrs and 2 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 147
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 123
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 124

    The epitome of the chivalric novel, Ivanhoe sweeps listeners into Medieval England and the lives of a memorable cast of characters. Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard the Lion Hearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim his inheritance. Rebecca, a beautiful Jewish woman, is defended by Ivanhoe against a charge of witchcraft - but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love. The success of this novel lies with Scott's skillful blend of historic reality, chivalric romance, and high adventure.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Excellent writing, excellent narration!

    • By Matthew on 08-07-10

    Regular price: $20.72

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: B.J. Harrison
    • Length: 20 hrs and 31 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 72
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 67
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 68

    Prince John has assembled a collection of avaricious nobles to take control of England while Richard the Lionhearted is imprisoned in Austria. This threatens to bring the country to civil war between the Norman nobles and the conquered Saxons. Standing above it all is Wilfred of Ivanhoe, a disinherited Saxon knight who has fought in the Holy Land. Now returned, he wishes to wed the fair Rowena, the highborn Saxon noble, in spite of the seemingly insurmountable obstacles that stand in his way.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Well narrated

    • By Victor Bellino on 03-30-18

    Regular price: $14.69

    • Waverley

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David Rintoul
    • Length: 17 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 6
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 6
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 6

    Waverley by Sir Walter Scott is an enthralling tale of love, war and divided loyalties. Taking place during the Jacobite Rebellion of 1745, the novel tells the story of proud English officer Edward Waverley. After being posted to Dundee, Edward eventually befriends chieftain of the Highland Clan Mac-Ivor and falls in love with his beautiful sister Flora. He then renounces his former loyalties in order actively to support Scotland in open rebellion against the Union with England. The book depicts stunning, romantic panoramas of the Highlands.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Loved it

    • By Tad Davis on 04-12-18

    Regular price: $34.99

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Michael Page
    • Length: 18 hrs and 18 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 57
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 51

    Prince John is plotting to seize the throne from his brother, Richard the Lion-Hearted, and Robin Hood and his merry band are making fools out of the Sheriff of Nottingham. Wilfred, knight of Ivanhoe, the son of Cedric the Saxon, is in love with his father’s ward, Rowena. Cedric, however, wishes her to marry Athelstane, a descendant of the royal Saxon line, whom Cedric hopes will restore the Saxon succession.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Game of Thrones of the 1820s

    • By Johanna on 07-03-15

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: James Cosmo
    • Length: 19 hrs and 53 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 32
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29

    This is one of Sir Walter Scott’s greatest adventures, set amongst the roaring battles of the struggle between the Normans and the Saxons for control of medieval England. It deals with the rivalry between King Richard the Lion-Heart and his brother, John. We follow the adventures, skirmishes and romances of the hero, Ivanhoe, a Saxon knight loyal to King Richard, as he attempts to survive the England of King John alongside the disguised Richard and, of course, Robin Hood.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • 20 very well spent hours

    • By AcuDoc on 02-16-18

    Regular price: $20.65

    • Rob Roy

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 19 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 13

    In 1819, Walter Scott published Rob Roy, a book that would eventually become one of the most-read historical novels of all time. The story unfolds through the eyes of Frank Osbaldistone, the son of an English merchant. Frank first travels to the north of England, eventually ending up in the Scottish Highlands. He is determined to collect on a debt owed to his father, but on his journey he encounters Rob Roy MacGregor, who sets the tone for the story's development.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Poetry of Scotland

    • By: Robert Burns, Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson
    • Narrated by: Alan Cumming, Hannah Gordon, Daniela Nardini, and others
    • Length: 1 hr and 10 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4.5 out of 5 stars 29
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 25
    • Story
      4.5 out of 5 stars 26

    Scottish poetry is a powerful, beautiful expression of Country and Culture. It’s proud history includes such figures as Robert Burns, Sir Walter Scott, Robert Louis Stevenson and many other illustrious figures. This volume of poetry is a perfect compendium of the words and works of Scotland.

    • 2 out of 5 stars
    • The Poetry of Scotland

    • By Sandy on 07-30-11

    Regular price: $6.19

    • The Talisman

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David McCallion
    • Length: 12 hrs and 43 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 18
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 17
    • Story
      5 out of 5 stars 17

    The Talisman revolves around the Third Crusader's camp in the Holy Land whereby there exists a truce between the Christians and the Muslims. The camp, which is led by King Richard I of England (the Lion-heart) who is grievously ill, is being torn apart by tensions between rival leaders.

    Regular price: $24.95

    • The Talisman

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Robert Whitfield
    • Length: 11 hrs and 44 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 81
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 43
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 43

    The Crusaders, led by Richard I of England, are encamped in the Holy Land, and torn by the dissensions and jealousies of the leaders, including, besides Coeur de Lion himself, Philip of France, the duke of Austria, the Marquis of Montferrat, and the Grand Master of the Templars. The army's impotence is accentuated by the illness of Richard.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • Surprisingly enjoyable adventure!

    • By GoryDetails on 10-19-05

    Regular price: $23.07

    • Rob Roy

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Sean Barrett
    • Length: 16 hrs and 30 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 21
    • Performance
      4.5 out of 5 stars 21
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 21

    After rejecting the life his father has laid out for him, Frank Osbaldistone is sent to the North of England to live with his Uncle, where he is to repent his sins. However, when his father's wealth and reputation are threatened, he is drawn to the Scottish Highlands, where he must retrieve a set of stolen documents. It is here that he is pulled into a number of skirmishes relating to the Jacobite uprising of 1715, and where his path frequently crosses with the mysterious maverick outlaw known as Rob Roy....

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Scots dialect immersion

    • By David Bogosian on 08-04-16

    Regular price: $31.49

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: David Warner
    • Length: 5 hrs and 41 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Performance
      5 out of 5 stars 4
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 4

    Ivanhoe, a trusted ally of Richard-the-Lionhearted, returns from the Crusades to reclaim the inheritance his father denied him. Ivanhoe defends Rebecca, a vibrant, beautiful Jewish woman, against a charge of witchcraft - but it is Lady Rowena who is Ivanhoe's true love.

    Regular price: $23.07

    • The Tapestried Chamber

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Donna Barkman
    • Length: 33 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 14
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    This tale, published in 1828, is based on The Story of an Apparition, a ghost story published in Blackwood's 10 years earlier by an author identified only as A. B. Sir Walter Scott took that rather flimsy story and turned into a masterful tale of the supernatural.

    • 4 out of 5 stars
    • Four stars for this interesting bit of pre-Goth

    • By Douglas on 07-23-13

    Regular price: $1.37

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 190
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 85
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 86

    During the reign of Richard I, Wilfred of Ivanhoe earns his father's disapproval by falling in love with Rowena, his father's ward. His father had planned to wed her himself, and reestablish the Saxon line.

    • 5 out of 5 stars
    • A great classic romance/adventure

    • By Tobin on 05-04-05

    Regular price: $31.47

    • Letters on Demonology and Witchcraft

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Eric Brooks
    • Length: 14 hrs and 9 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 9

    Scott's discourses on the psychological, religious, physical, and preternatural explanations for contemporary beliefs in ghosts, witches, warlocks, fairies, elves, diabolism, the occult, and even werewolvesare are essential for acolytes of the dark and macabre. The letters dealing with witch hunts, trials, and torture are morbidly compelling. Scott was neither fully pro-rational modernity nor totally anti-superstitious past.

    • 3 out of 5 stars
    • Good period research

    • By Eric on 11-16-13

    Regular price: $24.95

    • Rob Roy

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Frederick Davidson
    • Length: 19 hrs and 1 min
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 84
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 49
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 48

    Rob Roy follows the adventures of Francis, a businessman's son who falls out of favor with his father and is sent to stay in the Scottish Highlands. At the house of his uncle, he meets Rashleigh, the greedy and malicious youngest son, and Diana Vernon, Rashleigh's beautiful young cousin. Seeing that Diana is attracted to Francis, Rashleigh determines to destroy him. But Francis seeks the help of Rob Roy MacGregor, a powerful and enigmatic outlaw.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Don't buy unless you know the story!

    • By Kristine on 05-17-07

    Regular price: $31.47

    • The Bride of Lammermoor

    • By: Sir Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Antony Ferguson
    • Length: 13 hrs and 14 mins
    • Unabridged
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 11
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 10
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 10

    When Edgar plans to acquire his family's ancient estate from the corrupt lord keeper of the Great Seal of Scotland, he is met with the complexities of the legal and political situations following the 1707 Act of Union. To complicate matters further, Edgar is falling in love with his enemy's beautiful daughter, Lucy. First published in 1819, this enduring romantic tragedy presents insights into emotional and sexual politics and the shrewd way in which Sir Walter Scott presented his work.

    • 1 out of 5 stars
    • Read a plot synopsis before buying

    • By Daniel on 05-13-17

    Regular price: $27.97

    • The Heart of Midlothian (Adaptation)

    • By: Walter Scott, Margaret Elphinstone
    • Narrated by: Gavin Wilson
    • Length: 40 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Performance
      4 out of 5 stars 1
    • Story
      4 out of 5 stars 1

    Edinburgh, 1736. In the town’s grim prison, the Heart of Midlothian, two prisoners await execution. Captain Porteous of the Town Guard has been sentenced to death for ordering his soldiers to open fire on Edinburgh citizens. He hopes for reprieve. The people want revenge. Effie Deans, wrongly accused of killing her newborn baby, will die unless her sister, Jeanie, tells a lie. Jeanie, determined to save her sister, makes a terrifying journey as Effie’s life hangs in the balance.

    Regular price: $6.58

    • Ivanhoe

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Paul Spera
    • Length: 1 hr and 33 mins
    • Abridged
    • Overall
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    Set in 12th-century England, with colourful descriptions of medieval life and adventures, "Ivanhoe" is a realistic and vibrant story set in a kingdom torn asunder by the hatred between Saxons and Normans. Richard the Lionheart is headed home from the Third Crusade to reclaim his throne. Amid the heat of a tournament, King Richard comes to the aid of another crusader who has returned in disguise. Wilfred of Ivanhoe also seeks to recover a lost heritage - and the hand of Lady Rowena, "a rose of loveliness, and a jewel of wealth; the fairest among a thousand."

    Regular price: $6.63

    • The Heart of Midlothian (Dramatised)

    • By: Walter Scott
    • Narrated by: Gerda Stevenson
    • Length: 2 hrs
    • Original Recording
    • Overall
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Performance
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3
    • Story
      3.5 out of 5 stars 3

    The Heart of Midlothian: Gerda Stevenson's dramatisation of Walter Scott's classic.

    Part One: A mob storms the Tolbooth Prison where young Effie Deans awaits trial for murder. Part 2: While her sister awaits execution, Jeanie decides to walk to London to plead for her life.

    Regular price: $15.49

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