Rob Roy

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Author(s): Walter Scott
Series: Waverley Series No: 4
Genre: Classics
eAudio - unabridged
Audio (16.50 hours)
Product Number: Z100015361
Released: Jun 01, 2015
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ISBN: #9781843799016
Narrator/s: Sean Barrett
Publisher: Naxos Audiobooks
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Description

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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Author(s): Walter Scott
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
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Product Number DD7233
Released: May 01, 2013
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ISBN: #9781470887278
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Author(s): Walter Scott
Narrator(s): Frederick Davidson
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Product Number Z100097825
Released: Jun 21, 2015
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ISBN: #9781483073958
eBook
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Product Number EB00610029
Released: May 17, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: William Collins
ISBN: #9780007480623
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Product Number EB00798652
Released: Dec 04, 2019
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Publisher: Dover Publications
ISBN: #9780486822303
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Product Number EB00535525
Released: Apr 07, 2015
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Publisher: Signet
ISBN: #9780698182998
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Author(s): Walter Scott
Series:
Product Number EB00308568
Released: May 06, 2014
Business Term: 26 Circ
ISBN: #9781443432832
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00109703
Released: Oct 28, 2013
Business Term: 2 Year
ISBN: #9781466804708
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Author(s): Walter Scott
Series:
Product Number EB00820650
Released: May 07, 2020
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Publisher: Open Road Media
ISBN: #9781504062817
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Genre: Classics
Product Number EB00677636
Released: Jul 13, 2016
Business Term: 2 Year
Publisher: Start Classics
ISBN: #9781627938440
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Product Number EB00779683
Released: Oct 30, 2019
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Publisher: Dreamscape Media
ISBN: #9781974998463
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Author(s): Walter Scott
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Product Number EB00612327
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: 26 Circ
Publisher: Joe Books Inc.
ISBN: #9781987955668

Professional reviews

"Narrator Sean Barrett doesn't let early-nineteenth-century verbiage bog down Scott's tale of adventure involving a London merchant's son, a Highlands rover, and Jacobite plots. Nonetheless, his reading does convey the immersive, comforting pleasure of books of the period. He is skillful in supplying appropriate emotions, acting various parts, varying voices, and maintaining an excellent pace (though some passages ARE verbose). His Scots dialect seems authentic, sometimes to the point of incomprehensibility, so some passages may give listeners difficulty, although the context usually helps. He also exhibits remarkable skill and sensibility in varying the accents and the thickness of the dialect not only among characters, but also within individual character's speeches, when indicated. His reading will be richly satisfying to fans of the period. W.M. © AudioFile 2015, Portland, Maine"