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Download Beowulf: Dragon Slayer Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (117 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Rosemary Sutcliff Narrator: Sean Barrett Publisher: Random House Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date: May 2011 ISBN:
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Grendel prowled in, hating all men and all joy and hungry for human life. So swift was his attack that no man heard an outcry; but when the dawn came, 30 of Hothgar's best and noblest thanes were missing.

Only Beowulf, foremost among warriors, has the strength and courage to battle with Grendel the Night-stalker. In this thrilling re-telling of the Anglo-Saxon legend, Rosemary Sutcliff recounts Beowulf's most terrifying quests: against Grendel the man-wolf, against the hideous sea-hag and, most courageous of all - his fight to the death with the monstrous fire-drake.

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Listener Opinions

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 John somers | 10/9/2013

    " A childrens version of the story of the saga of Beowulf but as always with Rosemary Sutcliff well written enough to appeal to adults, with no important details omitted and told with an excellent understanding of dark ages culture. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Marisa | 8/15/2013

    " This was the version of Beowulf that I read in high school and I think that Sutcliff did an excelent job with this story-form version. It is a great introduction to the basic tale. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Tortla | 5/31/2013

    " I didn't read this edition...or at least the book I read didn't have that cover with the little "dragonslayer" addition to the title...And I wouldn't call him so much a "dragonslayer" as a "goblin-thingy-slayer" because that is far more accurate. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iskreads | 4/10/2013

    " I though this was a good book. It was related to many other lengens. I though it was short and had a ast ending that had nothing o do with th story. Malik "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 8/7/2012

    " I read some version of this way back. There's a reason it's a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 2/1/2012

    " Well written intro to the Beowulf epic for kids. Treat yourself and read her beautiful take on the Arthurian legend--Sword at Sunset. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Jak | 9/16/2011

    " A clever and easily accessible re telling on the characters from Norsk legend Beowulf and his epic adventures. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 7/25/2011

    " Sutcliff does it again, taking one of the great works of Western civilization and making it readable for kids. Rather than a substitute for Beowulf, I think that this lyric retelling will leave kids with a taste for the original when they're old enough to tackle it. Highly recommended. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 7/12/2011

    " It was OK. I wouldn't teach this one again, though. "

  • 5 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 55 out of 5 Iskreads | 5/11/2011

    " I though this was a good book. It was related to many other lengens. I though it was short and had a ast ending that had nothing o do with th story. Malik "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Justin | 5/6/2011

    " It was OK. I wouldn't teach this one again, though. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 Mckinley | 10/6/2010

    " I read some version of this way back. There's a reason it's a classic. "

  • 2 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 52 out of 5 Shelley | 3/16/2010

    " Well written intro to the Beowulf epic for kids. Treat yourself and read her beautiful take on the Arthurian legend--Sword at Sunset. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 Leila | 10/29/2007

    " Sutcliff does it again, taking one of the great works of Western civilization and making it readable for kids. Rather than a substitute for Beowulf, I think that this lyric retelling will leave kids with a taste for the original when they're old enough to tackle it. Highly recommended. "

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About the Author
Author Rosemary Sutcliff

Rosemary Sutcliff (1920–1992) was born in Surrey, England. A voracious private reader, she left her regular studies at fourteen to attend art school. In 1950 her first children’s book was published, and from then on, she devoted her time and talents to writing children’s historical novels. Many of her books are set in Roman Britain, a period that particularly interested her. She received the OBE in 1975 and, in 1992, was awarded the CBE. She was still writing on the morning of her death at the age of seventy-two.

About the Narrator

Sean Barrett has won numerous Earphones Awards and two prestigious Audie Awards for his audiobook narrations. He started acting professionally at the age of twelve and has since appeared on television and in film in Minder, Brush Strokes, War and Peace, Sons and Lovers, and Return to Oz. His stage credits include performing in the West End with Noël Coward in his Suite in Three Keys. He has worked extensively on BBC Radio and has also narrated several television series, including People’s Century and Crash.