Rob Roy

  • by Walter Scott
  • Narrated by Sean Barrett
  • 16 hrs and 30 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

Rob Roy is a captivating novel of chivalry and romance set in the Scottish Highlands of the 18th century.
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....
Scott's portrayal of Scotland is remarkable in its vivid and evocative panorama of the highlands, and his insightful exploration of social, economic, and historic themes.
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A great story

The narrative is wonderful in his command of the various. Scottish accents, sometimes quite difficult to English ears! Apart from that a great story which reflects the faithfulness of those devoted to the Stewart cause.
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- M. R. Beaumont

Intense thriller made accessible by brilliant narrator

Despite being a Scot myself, I very much doubt that I could have stayed with this novel on paper - there is a vast amount of Scottish dialect to get to grips with! But the narrator is magnificent and opens up the whole story with his renditions of the different characters - the fussy baillie Nichol Jarvie, the young Francis Osbaldiston and his ferociously stern father, beautiful Diana Vernon and Rob Roy himself. It's a marvellous window on Scotland at the time of the Jacobites with King George's redcoats scouring Scotland for supporters of the Stewart kings. The poverty and toughness of the people at that time is fascinating . Also a seriously terrifying villain in Rashley Osbaldiston! It's quite challenging and needs concentration but all credit to the narrator who is terrific.
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- Alex Morrison

Book Details

  • Release Date: 01-05-2015
  • Publisher: Naxos AudioBooks