Outlaw : The Outlaw Chronicles (Donald)

  • by Angus Donald
  • Narrated by Graham Padden
  • Series: The Outlaw Chronicles (Donald)
  • 13 hrs and 47 mins
  • Unabridged Audiobook

Publisher's Summary

When he's caught stealing, young Alan Dale is forced to leave his family and go to live with a notorious band of outlaws in Sherwood Forest. Their leader is the infamous Robin Hood. A tough, bloodthirsty warrior, Robin is more feared than any man in the county. And he becomes a mentor for Alan; with his fellow outlaws, Robin teaches Alan how to fight - and how to win.
But Robin is a ruthless man - and although he is Alan's protector, if Alan displeases him, he could also just as easily become his murderer....
From bloody battles to riotous feast days to marauding packs of wolves, Outlaw is a gripping, action-packed historical thriller that delves deep into the fascinating legend of Robin Hood.


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Customer Reviews

Most Helpful

Worth persisting

I started by thinking Graham Padden was a little mono tonal and was almost inclined to stop listening. However, there turned out to be more intonation than I originally suspected and an enjoyable story. I have even downloaded the next volume!
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- Angela

I didn't actually finish this.

Would you try another book written by Angus Donald or narrated by Graham Padden?

Probably not

Would you be willing to try another book from Angus Donald? Why or why not?

No, he's too violent for my taste.

What do you think the narrator could have done better?

Maybe a bit more expression. He was OK.

If this book were a film would you go see it?


Any additional comments?

My main reason for not finishing this book was nothing to do with the writing. I actually think the Author is a gifted story-teller, which is why I tried twice to read this. Telling the story from the point of view of one of the outlaws was a really nice touch too. No, my complaint was his interpretation of the Robin Hood character. While I think I understand what he was trying to do, put his own twist on the story and portray Robin as he probably would have been had he existed, to me, he missed the point. The whole reason Robin Hood is so loved is because he's not your typicle outlaw. He doesn't murder wantanly. He's not an inately cruel man and he cares for the suffering of others. He wouldn't have endured nearly so long if he was like Angus Donald's portrayal. I bought the whole series as I love everything to do with Robin Hood, but I'm sorry I did.

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- Nadia

Book Details

  • Release Date: 27-10-2011
  • Publisher: Hachette Audio UK