- An interesting twist on an old tale Review by Some Random Bloke
It's a long time since I've read Stephen Lawhead so I enjoyed getting reacquainted with him and, overall, I enjoyed this audio book. Lawhead gives the quintessentially English folktale a unique twist by making Robin Hood, or Bran ap Brychan, a Welsh prince robbed of his throne by Norman invaders.
The tale is perhaps is a little slow in places, and the place of the maid Marian in the tale doesn't become clear and until the end, ready for the next book, but overall it maintains interest. My biggest disappointment was that the ending seemed quite sudden. After things moving along at a certain pace, matters resolved very quickly in the final scene. However, it does set itself up for the sequel.
It's well narratedby Adam Verner, who I hadn't heard before. The end of the book includes an interesting apologetic for making Robin Hood Welsh - some interesting history about the development of the legend.
(Posted on 5/27/11)
- Much like his retelling of the... Review by Ron Riley
Much like his retelling of the Arthurian legends, Stephen Lawhead once again, does a masterful job of retelling a classic legend. Lawhead fills your head with the sights and sounds of the British Isle like someone who has walked the paths and discovered the secret haunts of Robin Hood himself! Narrator Adam Verner does a superb job of capturing the language and rhythm of this classic tale.
(Posted on 4/19/10)
- If you like adventure and good... Review by Jim Beliew
If you like adventure and good story telling this is your series.
(Posted on 12/17/09)