The Talisman

  • by Sir Walter Scott
  • Narrated by Jim Killavey
  • 13 hrs and 55 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

The Talisman is Sir Walter Scott's tale of the Crusades, a tale of chivalry, of violence, of virtue, romance, and deceit.


Audible Editor Reviews

Written in 1825 by Sir Walter Scott, The Talisman is an epic throwback tale of connivers, deceivers, lovers, and heroes.
Set in the Holy Land during the bloody 103-year battle of Christians and Muslims during the Third Crusade, and narrated with steady aplomb by Jim Killavey, the listener is taken along on sprawling adventure that follows the triumphs and tribulations of the Scottish knight Sir Kenneth, as he clashes and duels with his twisted foe, Sultan Saladin.
A "historical" novel that plays liberally with "facts", The Tailisman is nevertheless a solid and spirited yarn.


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Has anyone else listened to this recording?

Would you try another book written by Sir Walter Scott or narrated by Jim Killavey?

Yes, and Maybe.

Has The Talisman put you off other books in this genre?


What didn’t you like about Jim Killavey’s performance?

Slightly stilted diction, some words mispronounced. The narrator isn't really the problem.,

Any additional comments?

Most of the second half of this novel is missing. The narrative skips abruptly from Trial by Combat to the Court of Salladin. My download seems to think its complete.

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- Ms F. Gallagher

Book Details

  • Release Date: 29-01-2004
  • Publisher: Jimcin Recordings